No, this is not a football site, but it is about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. As you may know the Green Bay Packers beat the Chciago Bears this weekend in Soldier Field for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. I have a number of ski-network friends from the Chicago land area and I know the pain they are feeling. In what was Brett Favre’s last game as a Packer the New York Giants beat the Packers at Lambeau in the NFC Championship game. It happens and it hurts.
What does this have to do with skiing?
Quite simply, the schedule daemons have set it up correctly! You see, I tend to ski every other weekend. Weekend A — my wife works so I hang around home during the winter in case my driveway clearing abilities are needed and usually this means my winter driving skills are also in high demand. So, we stay at home and I putter around the house. However, Weekend B — is mine and during the winter this means going to the Happy Carving Grounds with or without my wife (she often comes, but sometimes she just doesn’t feel like it).
Last year the Superbowl was on Weekend B. But since the Packers were not in the game I didn’t care and we went up skiing and my recollection is we skied both days and in fact it was a deal since the resort we skied at had a carload weekend on. We skied and then got home just as the Superbowl kicked off. Like I said it really did not matter to me too much since the Packers were not in it. However, I am VERY glad the schedule means the Superbowl is on a weekend I would be home anyway. The ski resort I patronize is probably going to need more than a carload deal to get skiers.