More like a penlight than a torch, but since you asked...

Made it out Presidents week to CT’s Ski Sundown, or, in the local patois, “Ski Rundown.”
Hadn’t been there in, I think, 30 years, and I soon remembered why. That one lift is      s     l     o     w, bordering on      I     n     t     e     r     m     i     n     a     b     l     e.

Second ride up was next to some chatty guy who quickly shared with me how good it was to be out, because most days he just wanted to kill himself. “Oh, I see,” I nodded. Which was enough response, apparently, to make me his buddy for life. He talked my ear off, no room for me to get a word in, and followed me down the hill. I am not a fast skier, but fast enough by CT standards, thankfully, to regain some peace and tranquility.

It was a beautiful warm day, with great groomed coverage. The runs were surprisingly fun. If only they’d have lasted more than a tenth the time it took to go back up. No lift lines at all and some guy who looked like the owner was out at the lift entrance to see who was enjoying his hill. Whatever you think of the place (and it’d been fixed up quite a bit since the days when it well earned its “Rundown” moniker),  you have to be grateful for the dedication it must take to keep it going.

I get a chuckle out of their ticket policy. Tickets are for 4 hours from whenever you start, and bumping it up to 8 (they’re open nights) costs only a few bucks more. I always spring for it and always realize on my second or third ride up that lift that there is no way in lleh I could ski here for more than 4 hours.

--tn



On 3/6/19, 8:58 AM, "Mark P. Renson" <[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Glad to see someone carry the torch.

We need more reports on this list.

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 8:52 AM, telenaut
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Re: Wednesdays
On 3/6/19, 8:30 AM, "Mark P. Renson" <[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What? No skiing today?!?!?!

Our Monday NYC snowstorm got hyped into a 10” “blizzard.” It delivered 5” overnight, and by 5:30 AM, temps were already north of 32˚. Got out before the sledders for 9 farmed laps on the 108th Street “hill.” Snow was wet, but nice and slippery. Good time. Can’t believe I forgot to snap a pic.  
--tn
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