One could be excused for wondering what the sliding would be like for the NASJA members who gathered at Windham on Jan. 12 – or if there’d be any sliding at all when the group headed out on Monday morning, given that the preceding weekend had seen record warmth throughout the Northeast. But showing the mettle and determination that Eastern snow lovers have come to expect from the mountain op crews almost anywhere in the Northeast, the Windham team went above and beyond providing us – by the time we all clipped into our bindings on Monday morning – with not only a wide variety of runs – for all abilities – but with surface conditions that were carveable and amazingly consistent, top to bottom.The gathering got off to a good start before we even hit the slopes with a nice welcome reception at Tavern 23 at the Winwood Inn. Breakfast featured an engrossing talk by the team from Masterfit University – Jeff Rich and Steve Cohen, plus local expert Marc Stewart, lead bootfitter at Windham Mountain Sports – on the importance of having boots fitted correctly as well as having the correct footbeds.Tuesday morning’s presentation featured Windham Director of Marketing Dave Kulis who gave us all an update on improvements Windham has undertaken in the past year and a hint of things to come. Martin Griff provided advice on organizing digital images so you can easily find them again.This was a small gathering – but the quality of the participants – on both the writer side as well as the corporate side, made for a two days of good conversation and companionship.
Clips from the Windham Mountain Resort Meeting