For resorts like Pats Peak in N.H., the hits keep coming in the form of a lineup producing one productive weather system after another.
As someone who skied over 100 ski models last season – the better to inform my judgments as editor of realskiers.com – I can hardly discount the many merits of trying a ski before you buy it. As someone who has labored up and down the ski trade for 40 years, I’m also aware of the pitfalls inherent in the demo experience.
Somewhere in this lies the root cause of my ignorance and unpreparedness. I don’t ever recall wearing sunscreen in the winter. It wasn’t until I took my first ski trip to Colorado (i.e., 300 days of sunshine a year) that I was introduced to the notion of applying sunscreen, especially in winter.
The coldest November in more than 30 years has given the entire east coast a running start into the new ski and ride season. Wisp Resort officials were ecstatic about it.