Friday, March 21, 2014
Having had four children who were actively involved in spring sports, I understand why the interest in skiing wanes after March. When we examine our prior Aprils, we see that the total number of skier visits for the month equals about what we average on a typical February or March weekend. It’s a shame, because the warmer temperatures and occasional snow storms can make for some of the best skiing of the season.
Photo taken 3/21/14
This year, I think we are going to have really good skiing throughout April, and as I mentioned earlier, we aim to keep skiing at Lincoln Peak through Sunday, May 4th.
Next week, of course, will be the final weekend for Mount Ellen, and we plan to hold a number of the 50th anniversary events there that we had to cancel in January due to weather. Next Saturday is also Pond Skimming at LP, and my grandkids have requested that I forerun again with the promise that they will participate, as well. We'll see if they hold up their end of the bargain.
While many of you are turning your thoughts to soccer and golf, I hope you will still spread the word that the skiing and riding up here is likely to be great for some time. The ten inches last night only supports my case!
I have not hit 100 days yet, so I plan to be on the mountain many more days this spring.
So what would you expect a former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch to do when he retires? Lay low in the islands? Nope. He moves north and works seven days a week right here at Sugarbush. Check out what he's been thinking.