Killington, VT 5/8/99

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Killington, VT 5/8/99

Postby Matt Duffy » Mon Apr 17, 2000 11:51 am

<I>(Note from the Administrator: This report was originally posted on 5/11/99. Due to our move to new servers, the date and time attributed to this post is incorrect.)</I> <BR> <BR>The attendance was kept low by the forecast, there were just 3 of <BR>us - myself, Garry and Doug. We had a great time. I had to bail at 12:30, <BR>but it was well worth being there. It never did rain while I was there <BR>although it was pretty foggy. The fog started to lift and shift to different <BR>parts of Superstar, making things pretty interesting. Snow was a bit firm at <BR>first, but was softening rapidly as it began to fly up from the bumps from <BR>mid-trail and down. I occasionally inhaled a piece or two, which always is a <BR>good indicator of classic spring skiing. Other good indicators are skiing in <BR>a T-shirt, working up a sweat & watching your friends do the same while <BR>absorbing the experience. There's more- the bare spot at the top is all the <BR>way across the trail now, requiring a short walk across the grass, rocks & <BR>mud to get to the goods. We made a bunch of runs in a short time, during <BR>which Garry achieved an admirable goal- 1 Million Vertical Feet for the <BR>season. Wow! I've no idea what my total is, but I'd love to start keeping <BR>track, gotta get myself one of those nice Advocets like Garry has. I did hit <BR>a benchmark that I didn't have as a goal to start the season, but as it <BR>approached, I did become a little excited about it. It was my 80th ski day <BR>of the season- a total that I've never even come close to before and <BR>probably never will again. The season is really winding down now, I can't <BR>imagine that any more lifts will be running in the East by the end of the <BR>week. Looks like anything after that will have to be earned.
Matt Duffy
 
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