If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it’s that it is possible to be lost and found at the same time. We are social animals who thrive when we are able to connect with others - be it at the pub, at a yoga class, or at the office. It has been almost a year since the pandemic forced us into our bubbles and we are yearning for the camaraderie of friends and family. Now, instead of having a group of friends over for a dinner party, we eat kraft dinner with the cat while watching Princess Bride for the 17th time. We amble through our homes, not sure why we got off the couch or where we are going. We are lost.
But we find ourselves at Cain. As we pull into the parking lot the mountains welcome us with open arms. And with fresh powder snow to be found amongst the trees, we eagerly seek out a path that is at least six feet away from everyone. Even the lineup does not bring us down - we are meeting new people and sharing stories with our faces covered and from a distance. The pandemic has changed the way we play at Cain but it has not stopped us from playing.
Some of us, however, take the whole lost and found thing a bit more literally. Last weekend an adventurous soul got lost outside the boundary and had to be found by an amazing team of volunteers who searched on skis, snowboards, and snowmobiles. Thank you to everyone who helped bring this person home safely - your dedication is much appreciated. While this story ended well, please stay safe by staying inside the orange boundary lines.
And then there are the lost items that are hoping to be found. Mitts, hats, goggles, and more. Check out the pics below and if one of these lost items is yours, come by the ski shop to find it.
Finally, the journey to find yourself at Cain is even better with a soundtrack. Yas from Turks Tavern made a collaborative playlist on Spotify - follow this link and add your favorite songs. You will hear the compilation of music when you order your Green Eggs and Ham Poppers for breakfast, Whiskey Jack Chow Mien for lunch, or Down Easy Pale Ale apres ski from Turks Tavern.
A few things to remember:
- Be the reason we have a season - wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and no gatherings.
- Play it safe and use chains on your vehicle going up and down the Cain road.
- The dogs at Cain have agreed to be on leashes but they are requesting, in return, that everyone stop setting off fireworks.
- Quiet time is at 11PM - turn off your generators and no howling at the moon.
The forecast calls for cool temperatures and fresh snow. See you on the slopes. Jen