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Although its a late reply, good luck, Mark.
J.


>From: "Mark P. Renson" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [SKIVT-L] Tomorrow's Powder ....
>Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 20:42:59 -0500
>
>         My hubs are locked for the big journey tomorrow in the light snow
>to
>......
>
>         ..... Nashober Valley in Wesfidd Mass (that's Masshole for Nashoba
>Valley
>in Westford Mass).  Yes, you heard right.  I'm in agony.  Since
>Thanksgiving, I've been training after work from 7 'til almost 10 once or
>twice a week to get Senior certification in OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care for
>the National Ski Patrol) and the evaluation is tomorrow at NV while a
>powder day is goin' on in The Holy Land.
>         This has been torture - "Mahk, ovah hee-ah;  this victim's in
>wicked pain
>from a broken ahm and
>needs to get his sh*% back togethah with yaw help" has been what I've been
>putting up over the last few weeks at Nashober and WaaaaaWaWachusett in the
>cold darkness under snow guns with the wind blowing.  Once I learned the
>language, my skills improved.  The downer is that folks on the MRG Patrol
>have been saying "oh, it took me 3 tries to pass the evaluation" or "it
>took Bob 4 years to get Senior certified" which is all great encouragement.
>  Anyone who tries to become a patroller just for the free pass is nothing
>but a mental retard in my book - it just ain't worth it.
>         Of course, after evaluation (which they say is gonna' last from 7
>to 4PM
>or even longer), we all know where I'm headin.
>
>Mark
>
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