Our month here in Weston ends this weekend and we make our way back to Big Smile. It has been cold and snowy but it is Vermont. The skiing has been superb. I complete my mandatory work days tomorrow and conditions should be great with temps in the 20’s. Cath is on her way back from visiting a cousin and aunt in Maine and we are both looking forward to the Bahamas.
Stratton is our main mountain. We are biased of course as we have season passes as a result of my volunteer work. It is, in my opinion, the best mountain in Vermont with the ability to work magic on the slopes with snow guns and groomers. The group of volunteers I work with, and there are over forty of us, ranges in age from forty something to about 80. Maybe older but you would never know it. More snow is coming Monday but leave we must . It was fun.
We did escape one day and took a long drive up to Sugarbush to ski. We had never been there and thoroughly enjoyed the new (to us) trails and vistas. It was a Wednesday before the Presidents week holiday and the place was empty. First time I can remember spending an entire day on a mountain and never sharing a chairlift. Nice.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of having Tara, Maia and Nina visit for two days of skiing. Conditions were perfect despite a brief Friday warm spell and some rain. Temps dropped, Stratton groomed and all was good for Saturday and Sunday. They got in two full days then back to New York and Philly.
I did take a quick drive over to Lake George to check on the house. Everything in order and the lake was ice choked. Even a fair amount of snow something the lake has been lacking in recent years.
Time to start closing up Vermont.