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Damn divot diggers

Dear Editor:

In need of self-gratification and wishing to see my name in print, I figured if I could find a noncontroversial subject, I simply could write a letter to the paper to solve my needs.

Therefore, thinking I have found such a subject, I am fulfilling my goal.

Today (Friday, Feb. 15), I had the opportunity to go skiing. The conditions were sweet. Because of some physical limitations, I find that I am best off skiing the early morning corduroy left by the snowcats (they do a fantastic job!). The skiing simply was beautiful. However, I kept crossing these deep holes similar to the tracks left by the old toboggan litters, which the ski patrol used to haul down wrecks many years ago. They were long grooves or divots in the snow ” long, long divots. Upon going up the lift, I could observe numerous deep-arching holes coming down the slope. Not quite obstacles, but real close.

Slowly, as I observed, I realized what these unusual holes were ” and to that I have concluded the following (and please remember, this is just my opinion): It was a sad day indeed when the Skico folded its cards and decided to allow the snowboarders ” otherwise known as knuckle draggers” access to Ajax.

Thank you for your time.

Ron Baar


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