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Hi everyone in the Epicski community!  I'm a new member who has been lurking for a while now and it's high time I say hi to the good folks I've been gleaning such good information from.  A little about me:  I'm 46 years old and never got on a pair of skis until 5 years ago (I was a basketball player in the winter).  Well, it's changed my life...like the Winter Warlock (suddenly my whole outlook has changed from bad to good!).  Now I can't get enough of this sport; I get about 40 days per year on our local mountain (3.5 miles from the house).  Both my kids are in the ski racing program and they are enjoying great success.  We just returned from one of our many trips to Black Mountain in Jackson, NH, and as usual, it was a wonderful family experience.  Black is our favorite place to ski.  It's certainly not the biggest or flashiest place in the area, but the vibe, the trails and the feel just can't be beat.  So many of the trails just bring me back to the days of being a kid in the back of my grandfather's pickup bouncing along the back country roads...narrow, bumpy, twisty, turny with plenty of whoop-de-doo's.  The conditions were absolutely fantastic as usual, and I got up the guts to launch it over the last drop on "Big Dipper".  Nobody wanted to purchase any gear at my yard sale at the bottom of the hill, but no matter.  Thanks again everyone for your expertise and knowledge I've been reading and will continue to read!  Next weekend, it's off to Wildcat...  

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Welcome fellow Mainer. 

You will find a wealth of information, and if desired, some trailside commeraderie as well. Though probably not so much at the Camden Snow Bowl....

Shame you missed the Northeast Gathering two weeks ago at Saddleback and the Loaf. I am not so far from you as the crow flies, and there are others in our state a bit further south.

Feel free to reach out if you like. There is a solid month of skiing left and spring turns at the Loaf should be exceptional this year.

Happy trails,

D1

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Hi D1 and thanks for the welcoming words and I'm sure I'll be asking advice from time to time.  I was actually at Saddleback during the gathering but had no idea it was happening!  The Snow Bowl will be undergoing some changes this off season...new lift, trails, lighting and snowmaking, and soon a new lodge (we don't spend much time in the lodge, though...)  Thanks again!

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Hi D1 and thanks for the welcoming words and I'm sure I'll be asking advice from time to time.  I was actually at Saddleback during the gathering but had no idea it was happening!  The Snow Bowl will be undergoing some changes this off season...new lift, trails, lighting and snowmaking, and soon a new lodge (we don't spend much time in the lodge, though...)  Thanks again!

Then you got a good day at Saddleback which skied quite amazing both in and out of the trees. Though I have never seen it that busy. I mean, there were actually lift lines....

Nice to hear the the CSB is thriving. Maine used to be dotted with unique community hills with rope tows, or T bars all powered by the enthusiasm of locals who recognized the value of such a resource and supported it. The CSB is one of the few survivors. The fact that it has such plans means that folks like you are behind it. I would be as well, but it is about an hour and half away.

Keep in touch.

D1

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