In late January, for the past 27 years, four of us have met at various ski resorts in the West. A few years back, we were lucky enough that one of these friends was able to purchase a house in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Consequently, the third week of January now usually finds us here.
This year it didn't snow for two weeks before we arrived. It has been sunny and cold. In most resorts the snow would deteriorate, and the slopes would become hard and slick. But not here. At Snowmass they groom the slopes more than at any other place I've skied. The slopes are uncrowded, the terrain is large, and the grooming means we can find freshly conditioned slopes every day. Finally, just when there was a need, we were blessed with two inches of fresh snow, and then two more. It's made for a great week.
I am a lucky guy!