Your Survival Guy skied over the weekend at our home mountain, Attitash, in Bartlett, New Hampshire. It’s near North Conway and not far from Mount Washington, which is just up the road.
If you aren’t familiar with Attitash, you certainly know its owner, Vail Resorts, where skiing the Epic Pass connects East to the West. When we first heard about the tie-up years ago, there was hope for a big cash infusion. We waited. And waited. And then, finally, it came in the offseason with a new detachable quad.
Now, what are we going to talk about? Conversation on the old triple centered around “When are they going to replace this thing?”
The new chair is great. More on that in a minute. The skiing, I’m happy to report, is good, too, which hasn’t necessarily been the case since it feels like we’ve gotten 100-year storms every other week. Between the rain, sleet, snow, and more rain, it’s amazing to me the mountain is even operating. I’ve realized, too, that when everyone’s not playing pickleball or golf, guess what they’re doing? You’re not alone on the slopes these days. Watch your back.
Now about the new chair. Be careful what you wish for, Survival Guy says. Because as I sat there zooming up the side of the mountain, I was amazed when we were already at the top. It wasn’t easy to wrap my head around it since I was used to another 10 minutes easy. All the years of sitting and waiting were gone in an instant.
And then I thought to myself, “I could use a few more minutes of rest.”
Action Line: It’s not always about the skiing. Sometimes, it’s about being outside and enjoying the conversation. Not that anyone can hear you with their earbuds in. Oh, well. That’s life. Get outside and enjoy your retirement life. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter.
Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.