Maxed out 

Good riddance


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Ironically, through it all, the tourists who came had a great time. There was lots of sunny, cold weather. Expensive snowmaking continued well into March and the groomers worked with a deft touch to provide what the masses wanted - endless corduroy. Resort visitors commented favourably on the high levels of service and friendliness provided by cheerful staff. They also liked the uncrowded slopes.

As with even the worst ski season, there were memorable days. We were grateful for powder days when they came and we skied laps when they didn't. We may have even gotten used to the novelty of almost never skiing in the rain.

But overall, it was a season where survival was its own success story. There are people we won't see next year, businesses we won't patronize next year, and a yawning unknown lying just over the horizon, obscured by the five-ring monster coming to town.

Want a number for this season? Pick any one you want as long as it isn't bigger than four. Beyond that, you're just deluding yourself. This was the kind of season I'm glad to see go and hope to never see again.

Doesn't mean this still isn't the best place in the world to be though.

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