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it's times like these that snowmaking and grooming are most valued and why
we have so much of it in the east

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:22 PM, John Bonin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm not an optimist in most aspects of life, but with skiing, it's
> different.
> Last week's conditions were excellent (fresh every day almost).  Saturday
> was drop dead gorgeous.
> And then today.
> If it wasn't groomed, it wasn't open.  I found about 100 yards of soft
> bumps at KMart.  Total.
> But that wasn't the thing.
> I spent the day doing drills and really working on changing some things.  I
> would never have the discipline to do that when conditions are good.  The
> payoff was immediate.  It's great to get a breakthrough, and I had a couple
> of them today.
> So, even though there was nothing but groomed, it was still a great
> experience.
>
> In fairness, KMart did do an excellent job of bouncing back from a horrific
> weather event.  Under other circumstances, grooming is vandalism.  But
> unfortunately, it was necessary this time.
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