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Molly Rail Jam

This is a special Rail Jam because it benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund. This fund supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. This Rail Jam is a good time for a great cause. The atmosphere is always festive with costumes usually sporting a bunch of pink. A good example would be my good friend Ray pictured on the left.  It was very entertaining to watch these skiers and riders show off their skills. There was a great turnout so the action was non stop! I want to thank everyone who made this event possible and for supporting a wonderful cause.  Tonight’s forecast is calling for 2 inches of new snow to fall along with 2 mores inches tomorrow morning. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 60 out of 78 trails open and 5 terrain parks open. DSC08878
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Local’s race series

darren raceThe best part of the Local’s race series is the comradery. You might not win the race, but you want to beat your friend. You know the one who always finishes right ahead of you. Today that friend beat me by more than I would like. Pictured here is my good friend Darrin. He even looks like he is moving in a still photo. This weekend we have many events like the Molly Rail Jam in the Zone Terrain Park starting at 2 pm on Saturday. Also on Saturday we have Boston’s Sports Hub Radio 98.5 in the Black Bear from 2 pm till 4 pm with music, games, and prizes, including a pair of tickets to see the Boston Celtics! We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. 38 trails will be groomed for Saturday, including skier’s right on Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, Chute, Harvey’s, Snow Snake, and Evaporator for a grand total of 181 acres. We are also expecting up to 5 inches of new snow by Sunday night.

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Molly Rowlee Rail Jam

 

Molly Rail jam.JPG blogThe Rail Jam today was to benefit the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children who are undergoing treatment for cancer. It was snowing pretty hard and the snowflakes were huge. The new snow was a little sticky which slowed the down the skiers and riders. Ray Wells and Rick Witham were raking the new snow out of the way to allow the competitors more speed to hit the different features. Mike McAdoo did a great job setting up the rails for different ability levels. The easier rails were on rider’s right and the harder rails were on rider’s left. One rail that I really liked was called the swing set, which is pictured here. It’s a rainbow rail that is wide at the bottom and thin at the top. It was so much fun to watch the skiers and riders get creative with this feature. One snowboarder did not have enough speed to get up and over so they reached down to pull themselves to the top of the rail. The Jam had a great vibe with pink bikinis, a pink tutu, pink mustaches, pink jackets, pink pants, pink hats and even a pink scarf to show support for cancer awareness. I want to thank the Manning Family for all they do to support wonderful events like this one. This rail jam really was a good time for a great cause!