It is amazing how spoiled one can be. My brother, also a born and raised Minnesotan, doesn't want to ski at Lutsen anymore. He was saying that every time that he's there it's either freakishly cold, flat light, gray, foggy, icy or there is some wet cold wind coming off of Lake Superior.
Oddly enough, those conditions exist in ALL of Minnesota ski areas (save for the Lake Superior thing) and I've never had it so that a single weather condition has plagued me for all the days of the ski trip. Usually it changes overnight... or sometimes by the minute. Heck... it's Minnesota!
I think that the ability to buy a round trip airline ticket for under $300 to any of the major ski destinations really has us spoiled.
We ran into some people from our home ski area while at Lutsen and heard later that when they got back they did nothing but talk about how awful it was up there.
It was really strange to hear that considering that we thought it was really great. We picked our runs based on the time of day and sun exposure, we brought gear for ice and cold..
we were elated at having sunshine, long runs and a wonderful weekend out on the snow.
It IS really nice to experience the weightless powder in Utah, or the softness in Colorado, but in reality...
I'm still just really glad to be out anywhere and I'll take it.
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