I grew up skiing Mad River Glen, then strayed for about 20 years before returning in the '90s. Amazingly, I found MRG unchanged: you could still leave your pack under a table at the Basebox and be sure no one would take it. Over the years, I've come to value mountains like this. For example, my wife and I skied A-Basin a few years back and left all our gear in the base lodge during the day. Whitewater, in the BC interior, was a welcome throwback, with expensive backpacks full of serious gear hung on hooks on the base lodge wall. And even here in Europe, I've discovered Andermatt, where day skiers stash their backpacks in lockless cubbyholes next to the cable car. To me, this sense of honest community is priceless. How many of you have stories of mountains where you can leave your stuff unattended?
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12/18/06 at 11:06am