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It might sound crazy, but ev­ery year we skiers can hardly wait for sum­mer to end. Here we are, the school hol­i­days barely fin­ished, and we’re al­ready imag­in­ing those snow-dusted peaks, the crunch of fresh cor­duroy un­der our skis, that first sip of Glüh­wein. We’re ea­gerly pro­ject­ing for­wards to win­ter’s chill: fum­bling with newly hired ski boots, swip­ing our shiny lift passes, the first gon­dola up an Alp, ad­just­ing our gog­gles. Then – swoosh! – a moun­tain’s worth of ad­ven­ture un­furl­ing be­fore us.

We’re a re­silient bunch, too. We will al­low al­most noth­ing to get in the way of our ski hol­i­day, not even the storm­clouds that were sent our way last sea­son. Fol­low­ing

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