SpringcognitoPosted: March 31, 2011
We’ve really had quite the ski season this year. Storm after storm and very few warming cycles in between, we’re pushing 300″ inches this winter and it shows! Our mountain is still really well covered in nice deep white stuff that has been nicely corned up by the recent warm – albeit brief – springy weather.
Evidently Spring is pretending to be Winter for April Fools’ Day. The forecast is calling for 6-12 inches before it’s all done, so if you were thinking of getting into the garden this weekend, the joke’s on you! I would suggest you make other plans – like skiing at MRG, for example. With the base we have, any accumulation will make for some foolishly enjoyable skiing! Plus, if you can channel your inner joker in our ticket booth, you can ski for for under $20 – and that’s no joke!
Then on Sunday, weather permitting, the Peterson Parachute Ski Race will take place up here. This is the race where all those crazy people jump from helicopters with parachutes, land on our ski slopes and ski away. It’s a great time to watch – and get involved in. If you are interested in getting a ride in a helicopter, email email@example.com for more info.
On another note, long time MRG Ski Patroller Steve Skilton was badly injured recently while responding to a call in Three Cliffs. He is doing well, but has a very long road to recovery ahead. In a very un-Skilt fashion, there is a Friends of Steve Skilton Facebook group on which you can post your well wishes. You can also follow his progress on the Caring Bridge. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve and his family! We can’t wait to see Skilton sleeping though his stint in the Stark’s Nest again!
Finally, it’s that time of year that we have to start thinking about that sad part where we close. As of right now – there is no official closing date! We will be open as usual through April 10th. After that we will have to play it by ear but no one likes Spring Skiing more than us, so we are hoping to stay open as long as feasibly possible. Also, starting April 2nd, ticket prices will drop to the everyday low price of $39 – even on the weekend!
So head on up here, whether we have powder or corn! The skiing isn’t going to last a whole lot longer so don’t miss a turn of it!