I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend! I am honestly still in a bit of disbelief that we are now in September. For most, it seems like this summer has been about getting back to normal. It’s been about catching up with friends, spending time with family, and simply getting out and enjoying life. Because, let’s face it, last summer sucked and everyone wants to put that as far behind them as humanly possible.
To almost everyone’s surprise, this summer has been unusually wet in New England, with July being one of the wettest months in history. Ironically, New England also had one of its hottest summers on record based on average temperature. Normally I might be inclined to complain about a rainy summer, however, one quick look across the rest of the country, especially with some of the scenes coming out of the western ski resorts, and I’ll gladly take some rain and green grass over the alternative. On the bright side, the excess rain means the snowmaking ponds should be nice and full when the time comes to fire up the snow guns!
This summer was again a very busy and productive one for NEMS. We continued to put the work in, and I am excited to announce a couple of new changes our racers will see as a result. However, with Labor Day now behind us, the real push begins as we edge closer to officially stepping into the start gate in a few months.
One final note, I would highly encourage everyone to start thinking about your gear situation immediately. If you plan on purchasing any gear this season do not wait. If this last year has taught us anything, it is that supply chains around the world are still a mess and there can be a shortage of anything at any time. Unfortunately ski equipment is not immune from this. So be proactive on your gear now, and spare yourself a lot of stress later in the season when you should be focused on having a fun time racing.
There will be more updates coming out this fall, so please be sure to keep an eye out for emails and social media posts. As always, you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with me, you can always reach me by email at: NEMSRacing@gmail.com.
Stay safe everyone!
New England Masters Ski Racing