While the conditions are definitely improving on the Explorer lift, I am longing for the rest of the mountain to open.  I am reminded of the smaller mountains I learned on, Boston Hill and  King Ridge. For a $6 junior ticket,  you could ride the rope tow or t-bar to the 800 ft summit.  I was probably wearing jeans, three pairs of cotton socks, and my brother’s triangle peak ski hat, that was way too big, but I thought I looked cool.

Any day is a good day on skis, I’m just ready for a run that lasts longer than a minute.