After struggling to keep Superstorm Sandy from interfering with the lives of millions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions (and dumping historic amounts of snowfall over the Central Appalachians in his attempt), Old Man Winter was finally able to shoe Sandy away this weekend. He also had enough energy remaining to deliver several inches of fresh snow across our Northeastern mountains, just enough to offer the first top to bottom skiing of the season in many areas.
In recent years, the Marquette Backcountry Ski has found a prominent place in our ski quiver. Safer (big tips!), easier to turn (short and no edges) and far more durable than most modern skis, the Marquettes thrive in the thin-cover conditions prevailing this time of year – conditions that we now characterize as “Marquette Season”.
It’s hard to now imagine going through a ski season in the Northeast without some Marquettes, especially after last season, when Marquette Season never let up in the lower elevations. The skis make skiing in marginal conditions – which is sometimes the only option – more approachable and more fun than ever.
Enjoy the recent pics from the weekend.
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