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From: "Matt Duffy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Remembering skibumming was Re: Stowe lodging...help


> I remember way back when I decided to move to Jeffersonville just so I
> could be close to the mountains. For several months, I had a flexible
> temporary job assignment that allowed me to work any 40 hours I wanted to
> in any given week. I skied a lot back in those days. Back on my normal 3rd
> shift hours, I used to go skiing almost every day after work with no
sleep.
> There used to be a lot more snow back then.
>
>   Eventually, I found myself freed from that job with some money to play
> with and an entire country to explore. I bought a pass at A-Basin for
$199.
> I had read somewhere that they often stay open until July. My thinking was
> that even if I spent only 2-3 weeks in the area, I'd get my money's worth.
> But, I guessed that I'd stay longer than that, as there is still to this
> day a free place there for me to stay.
>
>    Anyway, it was in that special era that I also planned on making many
> other stops that winter in places like Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana,
> Nevada and California to name a few. I decided to keep an open agenda,
> maybe chase some good weather around for a bit and possibly even find a
new
> place to put some roots down. The future was wide open.
>
>   Someday, I'd be saying "Ahhhh, those were the days!"

-------------------------You just did, you old fuddy you.    :-)     Jimski

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