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Sorry for the snow

Allyn Harvey

“Dear customer,

“We at the Allyn Ski Corp. sincerely apologize to you for any inconvenience caused by all the snow that’s fallen in the last few weeks. We realize that many of you are here simply to ski our outstanding groomed terrain. That’s why you’ve chosen Allyn Mountain, aka Comet, home to the world’s great groomers: Ernestine’s, Fighter’s Ally, Silver Bowl, Copper Bell, One and Two Branch, and the always-challenging Antelope Park.

“Unfortunately for you, extreme groomer, our snowcats finished their work before the overnight storm had finished dumping yet a few more inches of fresh snow. That left 2 or 3 inches of that cursed, cordoroy-covering pow-pow atop your favorites Sunday morning.

“In the Allyn Ski Corp.’s never-ending quest to keep the powder off the trails, we hereby pledge to make our snowcat drivers work extended time, overtime and just about anytime to roll, tamp and relocate the snow for your convenience.

“Our motto: Keep the Corduroy Clear!

“Sincerely,

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“Management,

“Allyn Ski Corp.”

Fictional?

Maybe not.

One of On the Hill’s most reliable sources reported that last weekend the Aspen Skiing Co. actually wrote apologies about powder on the groomers on message boards throughout Aspen Mountain. The source, a 100-day-per-season skier, said he was told by lift ops that management had ordered the apology posted after people called to complain about the powder ruining their corduroy.

They’ve had plenty to complain about with 25 inches of fresh snow on Ajax over the past two weeks. Snowmass has received 27, Highlands 20 (yeah, right) and Buttermilk 15. And there’s more to complain about on the way, what with the National Weather Service predicting a 50 percent chance for snow tonight and tomorrow.

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