Little did we know that last week’s article about the spring ski season would come to an abrupt halt. The sentence “… enjoy each turn you make, each trail you take, and each ski buddy with whom you share the moment.” was not meant to be the finale to the season last Saturday! As we all move forward in these untracked and clouded times, we must reflect and give thanks to the people who mean the most to us and to the activities that give us the greatest joy.

In keeping with tradition by skiing every Wednesday, I spent the afternoon at Killington with close friends and family while keeping a two-ski pole distance from each other. We socialized in the upper Killington lot, then skinned up to the top of High Line Race Trail. After a well-deserved breather and a lock-down on AT bindings, all that was left to do was make springtime turns. I must admit there were tears in my eyes as I skied down with the knowledge that this is the shortest spring ski season at Killington, and no one in our community is ready for the season to end.

Who knows what the future will bring for tomorrow, this weekend, and next week? I only hope that I will be back at Killington next Wednesday skinning uphill with my family (two ski poles apart), turning on primo spring snow, and sharing good times with my dear family and ski buddies. Maybe I’ll see you there!