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I've also enjoyed Denis' posts, and thanks Andy, you've shown that  
there is more to skiing than powder.

Mike


On Feb 24, 2011, at 11:22 PM, Andy Dulik wrote:

> The snow report said something about how we were “previously blessed  
> with great snow, but now the skiing was classic new England, and  
> that’s what made us tough”.  It wasn’t very appetizing.   
> Unfortunately, today was likely the only time I could get my kids to  
> the holy land this season, their first time, unless march is nonstop  
> 2 foot dumps.  With that said, they choose MRG over mount snow  
> without hesitation.  I must be raising them right.
>
> Skiing was wonderful.  Somehow I’ve never had a bad day there.  Lump  
> on top, my kids first single ride, their exploring the mountain, and  
> my daughter, the timid one, deciding that lower antelope, marked  
> ‘experts only’ was her favorite run, and how could it be bad?  Some  
> of the flatter terrain was fairly icy, though where it was groomed  
> was very nice.  The trails with bumps, were firm, but very edge  
> able, as only natural snow can be given the recent weather. (A  
> certain southern resort has been working very hard to recover, doing  
> very admirably, including blowing snow, but it still does not  
> compare.)
>
> I am amazed at how complacent I have become skiing down south.   
> Simple things like riding the lifts;  My daughter commented on how  
> beautiful it was riding the double, I had to agree.  My son asked if  
> I liked the MRG lifts because you could have a conversation on the  
> lift… Shortly thereafter, my son pestered me to take him to  
> paradise, as a Dad, how could I resist.  I had more fun skiing the  
> woods between fall line and paradise, than almost anything else I  
> skied today, much less the last week. I realized I have been away  
> too long, (kids will do that) but given that my kids decided the 2.5  
> hour one way drive was worth it, its likely returning more  
> frequently will be possible.
>
>
>
> P.S., Denis, keep on posting.  I am envious of your powder, but  
> vicariously enjoying your trip.
>
>
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