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Mar 2009

Smugglers Notch 2009

We headed down to Smugglers Notch, Vermont for a week of skiing with Jacqueline Maarse, Jeff Goodman, and their 2 children, Claire and Sophie. We shared 4 bedroom condo that at any other time of year would be a ski in/ski/out, but for lack of snow at the Base Lodge, was all of 200 yards walk to the lift. Henry, Diane, Ben and Maddy were also at Smugglers, in a condo just up the slope.
Videos of George, Jacqueline, Sophie and Claire’s races are here.

Great weather the first two days, which caused the snow to disappear even faster. By the end of the week, there wasn’t much challenging terrain around, but that suit the kids and Laurie just fine. I cut a fine figure in my 1970’s vintage ski gear, bulky bib overalls, fleece Patagonia jacket, oversized mirror-lens Vuarnets, and non-descript Norweigan sweater. Let’s say nothing of my toothpick-thin, 195 cm skis. I did rent newer skis during the week and they are easier to throw around the hill. There are some great pictures of the kids , and some videos of us all skiing. Once I get some more photos from Jacqueline Maarse, I may add them to our photo page of this trip.
George and Dad exit the Chairlift

Video of Skiers

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