In what surely is a mark of the abiding faith of tele skiers in the longevity of winter, the following personal ads ran in the May 9 issue of the Vermont alternative weekly newspaper
"Hey tele-man! Newly single, free-heeled girl, early 30s, attractive, athletic, fun loving and adventurous seeks partner for lift-serviced and backcountry adventures. Must like the trees."
She should have moved over two columns for this:
"Two vibrant & eccentric Mad River skiers ISO at least four strikingly beautiful, hard-core, athletic F to share epic tele-ski days, starry sensual nights, spring flowers, steep couloirs, & distant travels!"
One down, three to go, boys.