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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008


I love winter for its snow.

Even though I grew up in the City, my Dad had me on skis at age 5. I have the fondest memories of skiing with my cousins at Windham, Belleayre, Hunter, Vernon Valley, Sugar Bush, Masthope, Smuggler's Notch (where I first experienced the pain of 10 below ), Stowe, Tanglewood, Fahnstock, and more places that no longer exist.

...I remember my cousins Paulie and Patrick as the jumpers, Uncle Paul the technical stylist, my Dad the king of the "stem christie", cousin Jessica the mogul mouse, Brother-in-law Pete the fearless instructor, and my sister Roseanna dragging poles like outriggers in her wake.

Since Micah started young too, we are continuing the tradition and have made it our winter plan to ski every Saturday morning. It’s great to get out as a family for a prowl about in the snow and I have to confess to using muscles I forgot I had! I am back on my skis after a 7 year hiatus. I love it as much as ever.

Called “The Friendly One”, Mount Peter in Warwick is the oldest operating ski area in New York State. First opened in 1936 by Macy*s department store as a showcase for its winter and ski fashions, it remains a wonderful recreational facility for families in the area.

Hoping some of you will make a weekend of your visit to “the heART of winter”… and if you ski or snowboard, bring your gear! Mount Peter is just 2 miles form Downtown Warwick.
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...the first day of Ski School...

Charlotte and I really like the cute gear best!

Here is the hill just before a storm...
xxoo Jen
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gilfling said...

Oh that looks absolutely wonderful! We get so little snow in the UK now and I do miss it - although I have to confess to having never been skiing. What a great tradition for you to keep up!

Theresa said...

What a great tradition. :) I'm afraid I wouldn't be a very good ski partner with my bum knee but I always wanted to do cross country skiing. I think I could manage that after all it's like walking... so I've been told. :)



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