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#16 MichiganGoat

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

My son is enjoying his first day off of "ski week", a concept that both troubles and confuses me a bit, especially considering his spring break is only five weeks away.

It's all about winter tourism, years ago the ski lodges and and their lobby argued for a mid-winter holiday to help support the winter destinations. They saw the profits beach resorts got from Spring Break and wanted a piece of the action.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

Well, I think it's a regional thing, too. Ski Week has been a California entrenchment for a long, long time, especially with Tahoe only three hours away. In Chicago, where skiing is a foreign concept, and the resorts fewer and farther, there's much less emphasis on it.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:24 PM

I'm working today, but all the government offices and schools are closed. That makes it difficult for a reporter who covers government and school primarily.




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