So here we are on the day of the Super Bowl (XLVI), enjoying spring-like high-speed corduroy cruisers at Sugar Bowl (1939), on what’s more-or-less the halftime of our ski season. And in reflecting back upon our first half, I have to say we’ve played pretty darn well thus far, especially considering the fact that we haven’t exactly had a level playing field this year, what with “less than average” snowfall helping the cause. But that’s the thing…sometimes the ball doesn’t always bounce your way, and sometimes the refs seem to be watching an entirely different game than the one they’re calling, but you still gotta play, and sometimes the point of the game is not just to win, but to make sure you have a good time while you’re playing. And that’s exactly what we’ve done here at Sugar Bowl thus far, kicking out great groomers and crafting an exceptional terrain park, having fun in the sun while out on the mountain getting our ski legs strong underneath us for the second half of the season, which is bound (and determined) to deliver the goods that we’ve all been waiting for, complete with deep powder days and good times with great friends at an awesome little resort atop Donner Summit. So while some might limp into the locker room lamenting a less than stellar performance by Mother Nature thus far, I say we rally instead, fully motivated and looking forward to the second half of the season that’s sure to bring us home the win, or at least deliver the deep, white, cold and bottomless playing field to ensure that we all have a good time trying.