Celebrating the coming of Spring is a right of passage at Magic. In many ways, Spring Fling weekend is something to look forward to, but it has its melancholy side as we all realize the ski season is winding down and we may not see many of our “winter friends” much longer.
With New England weather patterns, you never know what you are going to get. Last year, Spring Fling was moved to March 17th and was literally the last day of the season as we jumped from snow patch to snow patch in 70 degree weather. This year, thankfully, it serves as a prelude to an entirely new part of the ski season. In fact, the conditions are more mid-winter than spring-like and so there is a celebratory atmosphere not just in embracing the friendships and memories of a great winter season, but in anticipation of more good turns to come into April!
The vagaries of conditions and weather give each Spring Fling its own unique feeling and vibe. And, my preference aligns with this year’s which will be absent any water sports and mud-filled parking lots…this year, it’s another beginning, not an ending.