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One Ski Season Ending, Another Promising

Curtain sets on one winter & is ready to rise on another

September — spring in the southern hemisphere, fall in northern. Several of my friends and colleagues have been in Portillo, Chile, I’ve read their Facebook posts and looked at their images of snow-covered mountains, while it was hotter than Hades in these parts. As they began filtering back home, I received this beautiful image of spring skiing at Coronet Peak in New Zealand:

Coronet Peak on New Zealand's South Island after a spring storm. (Photo by Chris Davies, courtesy Ski NZ)

The high peaks of the Rockies — as far south as New Mexico — got their first snow dusting of the coming season. Angel Fire is in the northern part among New Mexico’s highest peaks.

They are still playing golf at Angel Fire, New Mexico, but nearby Wheeler Peak sport its first cap of snow. (Photo courtesy Angel Fire)

Here’s to a great ski season this winter — which will also translate to easing of drought and wildfire danger next summer.