Get your spring skiing on

March 27, 2005

Taking advantage of spring break to go skiing certainly helped with the sanity factor. The skiing was very nice:



Video: Hunter, Mar. 22

Can you find the flaws in my technique? I notice a few...

There is still a lot of snow at Hunter. In some places, there must be at least 10 feet of snow on the ground and the 8"-10" of fresh snow on Thursday certainly helped preserve quality conditions. Right now is prime time for skiing. Most resorts can not stay open deep into April not because they lack for snow, but because the skiers simply aren't there.

The ski industry rewards early opening, yet there isn't enough skier interest to make spring skiing a viable business. More skiers would rather go out to get a few turns on thin cover in November than enjoy the sunny days and prime snow of spring skiing in April.

I am getting a sense of deja vu: Spring time and the skiing is easy (Mar. 25, 2004)

In late autumn/early winter, skiing is one of the only outdoor sports that makes sense. In April, skiing is only one option among many.

Posted by Andrew Raff at March 27, 2005 09:16 PM
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