The bad news keeps piling up in a world of social distancing.
All lift-served ski areas throughout New England have ceased operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving skiers and riders in a melancholic spirit, particularly when it means missing out on a calendar of events that will never be.
I was supposed to be on the way to Stowe this weekend to join up with a large group of friends and families. Bode Miller was supposed to host BodeFest at Cannon Mountain on Saturday. Spring Splash was set to take place at Bromley; Island Weekend at Sugarbush.
Many a pond skim will have to wait for another year. There will be no Reggae Fest at Sugarloaf. Those precious days of sitting on an outside deck, soaking up the sun, and relaying the tales of a day filled with spring-time corn snow are gone, just like that, for a whole year.