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It’s for more than cuddling

Dear Editor:

The recent powder days we have enjoyed remind me of how fortunate we are to live in this paradise. I have been lucky enough to be at the top of the Burn before any tracks have been set, and to be at the top of High Alpine when the ski patrol opened the gate to Hanging Valley.

The pleasure of skiing untracked snow is one I do not need to describe to most readers here. One run on each without crossing another track should be enough. But I am greedy. If more people would learn the art of spooning we all could have two or even more runs without intersecting a track.

Spooning is when you set your track right next to the previously set track. The goal is to set the track so close that no snow is wasted between the two. Spooning is not a fig­ure eight, which is pretty but wasteful. Spooning is as much fun on a powder day as it is at night with your loved one. I promise, when I am the first one down, I will leave a track that has rhythm and is easily spooned.

Robert Pew

Woody Creek

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