Fedor Patrakov[/caption]Winter activities are plentiful here in the Northland and we have two great ski resorts right in town, this is the year to get back on the hill.   I loved to ski back in junior high and high school. I joined the ski club one year and loved the ski trips with friends.  It was nice to take a 10 or 15 minute ride and go skiing all day long with friends and still close to home for dinner and a hot shower. Yeah, those were the days.

Well almost 30 years later I believe it is time to go back and try again. I have dreaded winter for many years, hiding in the house till the first signs of spring. Well no more I say now and want to change my outlook on winter and take it back.

Now is the time to pick up your season pass for skiing. Getting a season pass early saves you money and time waiting in lines at the shack. It also will get you thinking about getting out on the hill more through the season. I might change my skis for a board this year though.

See you on the hill!