Happy first day of spring and snow is on the way. There are those of us who still have runs to enjoy and we are thrilled. I have a solid month of skiing left. March is the best month to enjoy the slopes with warming temperatures and better sunlight. This winter, we really earned March. Temperatures were often chilly and the wind howled. We are all ready for spring skiing and the sought after goggle tan. Don’t quit skiing yet. We New Englanders are in for a muddy spring with plenty of property clean up from our historic winter. No need to rush getting to that work believe me. Take the next few weekends and enjoy the slopes because although we love summer, it is a long stretch to next December. Where have you skied this winter? Any notable firsts for anyone? I know my great nieces, Hailey Geltman, Emma Guerreiro and Victoria Arbelo have been kicking it at Mount Snow where they have been on skis since they could walk. Hailey and Emma, now five years old are linking turns and are more comfortable with terrain. My great nephews Ryan Guerreiro and Zach Geltman are following in their sisters’ tracks. This makes me very happy and I look forward to skiing with them next season because as we say in our house, the “family who skies together stays together.” Our friend Maddie Bray has had an outstanding year racing at Waterville Valley in the BBTS program. Many of my peers have traveled to spectacular venues in pursuit of perfect snow. The AbilityPLUS Adaptive Programs at Mount Snow and Attitash/Wildcat have had a record number of volunteers and participants. Skiing and snowboarding continues to make us all smile. It is never too late to join the excitement. The only requirement is an open mind and a big smile. Come join in the last month of snow time and we’ll show you why we never tire of this sport. See you on the slopes.