4/17/17 — News Roundup

17 April 2017 — Photo above from this past weekend, courtesy Sam Shirley, our New England correspondent…that’s Waterville Valley NH taken Saturday, Sam sez it was about as perfect as a spring day can get. Most trails were still open and the snow was soft all day because of the sun and temps in the 50s and 60s. There were great moguls and cruisers and even some glades still open…news from nieghboring Vermont, Burlington area resort Bolton Valley sold last week to a group headed by the DesLauriers family. That by itself is news, as family patriarch Ralph DesLauriers is the man who built the resort back in 1966. The ski area had been owned by developers Doug Nedde and Larry Williams, who gave it a sense of stability in 2007 after a somewhat checkered past between then and 1997, when DesLauriers originally sold it. We’re told that resort president George Potter, will stay on to oversee day-to-day operations…some whackjob has been harrassing pro backcountry skier Caroline Gleich for the past three years; pleased to hear that she has figured out who the ill-mannered (and possibly ill-intentioned) stalker is and is considering her legal options. You go girl! Gleich, if you haven’t heard of her, has appeared in some of the Warren Miller franchise films. She is super-cute and boys will be boys, but too much is too much and can’t be tolerated. Admiration, yes; abusive comments, no….US Forest Service hearing scheduled for Wednesday in Denver, involves a proposed resort development near Wolf Creek Resort in Southern Colorado. Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs has been maneuvering to build this resort for a number of years….sorry to report that a 12-year-old boy, Logan Goodwin, of Hermosa Beach CA was killed Saturday at Breckenridge while skiing with his family. Goodwin was skiing in trees near the novice Springmeier Run when he hit a tree stump, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.