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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Sat. Nov. 22nd • 9-2 You can have a lot of fun on a little snow! Amy Patenaude was traveling last week and unable to write her column so her fellow skiing enthusiast, Ellen Chandler, has taken over her duties “On The Trails and Summits” this week. –ed. There’s a sense of the “first day of school” excitement for skiers every fall. F ueling the fire: endless eblasts and Facebook “suggested posts” featuring gear and destinations; the community ski swaps. Local retailers are offering super deals on last year’s gear and for the truly committed there are exciting new products. Even if you decide your existing quiver of skis is adequate and that you don’t need a new outfit, it’s still fun to see “your sport” front and center in the media. In the spirit of the season, I’m hoping you will hop on the SkiNH.com, NewEnglandSkiHistory. com and also do a little additional searching to

every corner of the state. And the local mountains do their best to make it convenient by offering night skiing. Smaller downhill area on the comeback trail include Whaleback,

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Be sure to check out SkiNH.com or NewEnglandSkiHistory for some great ideas on new places to ski this year. find some new ski trails close to your home to try this year. We’re fortunate here in the Granite State to be experiencing a renaissance of local slopes and trails; how sad if we do not take advantage of this opportunity. Think of all the people who have to travel great distances to get in their one week of skiing per year – here we have ski areas within 30 minutes of our homes in almost

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