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Best wishes for your daughter's recovery, Garry.  You know, if you had to
miss a season, this was the one to miss.

My recap is quick:
84 Days
Never left Kmart
Hardly left aisles 11 and 12.  (Rime early, and Superstar late seasons)
Highlights:  Skiing with listers and Google week.  Also, met a lot of new
behind the scenes people on the mountain.



On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Scott Braaten <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Garry... best of luck, dude!  There are definitely more important things
> than skiing.
>
> As far as ski days, I'm calling it 140.  Thanks to RFID I know I skied 123
> days of lift-serviced at Stowe (but its almost unfair when I am paid and
> *have* to ski 5-6 days per week).  Of course, I always skied on my day off.
>  I had a stretch of a good 3 months without taking a day off, spending up
> to
> 8 hours a day in ski boots.  I take pride in being the person who put skis
> on the most number of days at Stowe...beating out all employees and
> patrons.
>  I welcome a challenge next season (c'mon Petrics, lets both go for 150).
> You live a couple miles closer than me to the mountain, too ;)  The
> clincher
> for me is "having" to go out and ski each day... as there are a lot of days
> that other mountain operations employees won't ski (rain, freezing rain,
> brutal cold, just ypparc days in general) and instead do office work, but I
> get sent out to "test the product."
>
> I had 4 days of skinning before the lifts opened including one of the most
> memorable days of the season at Pico after the big October storm.  I loved
> that mountain and remembered how much fun taking a road-trip with friends
> can be to some place you've never been before.  As you all know, I don't
> get
> off the "Stowe island" very often, so I really enjoy the opportunities to
> try other mountains.
>
> After the lifts closed on April 1st, I proceeded to average at least one
> run
> on Mansfield every two days...though I lost count, I think I may have done
> a
> bit better than 140.  Either way, as with my snowfall measurements, I like
> to be more conservative with numbers than overly optimistic.
>
> Last season I had exactly 150 days and I was hoping to hit that number
> again
> but this winter just didn't have it in it.  Had the winter been better and
> Stowe made it to the scheduled closing date of April 21, I could've gotten
> 150.  I'm officially done now and am heading overseas for a month to combat
> the end-of-the-ski-season blues in a ski town.  I'll be back in June once
> the weather warms up and the trails dry out.
>
> -Scott
>
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