The attitude.  Everything slows down.    All the temporary workers are gone.  The dream team is operating the place.  All the directors of this and that.
The conditions are demanding and the lift ride is fast, so there's plenty of time for rest stops.  There are a lot of long conversations with people who you never really get to talk to.
The guy flipping burgers is a retired Marine who has skied many days at Mt. Washington and he has all the stories that come with that.  The gentleman scanning your ticket is the director of marketing.  The guy running the lift used to operate a bulldozer in NY before becoming head of lift maintenance.  That woman over there has a daughter who went to the Olympics.  After speaking with a ski instructor you find out that he's a retired judge.
The mountain attracts unique personalities.  You really get to enjoy that in the spring.
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