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And we thought the camera was dim

http://www.skicolorado.org/

If you know you want to ski in Colorado this year, this is a pretty good place to start. This Web site is maintained by Colorado Ski Country USA, the statewide trade group. There is, of course, a good central weather page providing the basics (snow depth, last snowfall, etc.) for the state's many major ski resorts. There's much more: Extensive guides to the principal resorts, operating dates and hours, airline travel schedules and ground connection details, special bargains offered by ski resorts or the airlines, sideline activities for aprs ski hours. The graphics are competent but predictable. The Geek expected to find good images of ski runs and mountainside maps, but he found no such thing. Something called "mountain cam" caught Cybergeek's attention but, annoyingly, it didn't seemed to work reliably. When it did work, it provided good images from a mountain pass 30 miles west of Denver. But it only showed something about half the time; the rest of the time the image was solid black. Especially after sunset. The Geek would rather not say how long it took him to work out just what the problem was. College students: Don't show this to your parents http://www.coolworks.com/showme/skirsrts.htm Boy, does this beat freshman zoology. An appropriately named outfit called Cool Works maintains this Web site listing hundreds of job openings, in detail, at 13 ski resorts in both western and eastern USA mountain locations. This is aimed at luring college students out of the classroom and onto the slopes (and into the workday world). The list includes some real dog places, such as Sun Valley, Lake Tahoe, Big Sky -- terrible places to spend the winter, you know, but have a heart. They need the workers. Here's an example from Crested Butte's on-line listing: "How would you like to experience a winter ski season working at one of Colorado's premier ski resorts? Your winter will be spent having fun while learning about resort operations. You'll ski like crazy, and live in a resort community with about 60 other college students from around the U.S. While doing this you will be earning a scholarship to return to school as well as competitive wages and an unlimited ski pass valued at $800." So what if "learning about resort operations" consists of doing dishes? Think of the educational opportunities! The scholarship! The parties! No, it's not just Baja Colorado http://www.skinewmexico.com/ The Geek just has to love New Mexico. This lovely state sometimes feels a little overshadowed by neighboring, and better-known, Colorado, so it makes attitudinal adjustments accordingly. For example, New Mexico's official skiing home page feels compelled to explain, quite prominently, that New Mexico actually is your official-type for-real USA state rather than, say, a foreign country. …

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