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Thoughts from the first ski day of the season

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Posted at 8:30 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 16:43:17-05

One of my favorite things about winter is skiing. 

I love skiing; it's probably my favorite sport and I've been fortunate to ski in Colorado several times. After learning to ski here on the East Coast, my family took a trip out to Colorado. The difference is amazing. Now, I hardly ski around Baltimore because it pales in comparison. 

But I have to say, on New Year's Day I had one of the best experiences ever at Wisp Resort in western Maryland. The resort had its first significant snow of the season a few days prior and the weather turned cold, making it optimal for making snow. 

My family and I decided to go skiing early New Year's Day thinking not many people would be up early after celebrating. It was a great decision! We never waited in line for the lift -- maybe once, for all of 10 minutes. We just cruised down run after run. After four hours, we were spent! 

It was a great way to get warmed up for my trip to the Rockies later this month. 

For those of you looking for a fun way to stay fit in the winter, try skiing. It's a great workout! 

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