My skepticism for a Mid-Atlantic ski season keeps growing. While skiing itself is pretty safe, it’s getting from the bottom of the mountain that’s not.

Scott’s Turn: Nov. 27, 2020DCSki
How Do You Have a Ski Season in a Pandemic?The Times
Ski season and COVID-19: What you need to know before you head to the slopesUSA Today
If you’re going to ski, here’s how to do it safely in the pandemicCNN

Since those have been published, more restrictions have begun in a number of states, including Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association).

Skiing in-state may be the only option this winter.

Know before you go

DCSki just added COVID-19 information to resort profiles. Checking in with a ski area before purchasing a lift ticket and heading out is critical.

Like an old man planting a tree…

I’ve started doing wall-sits — this exercise has made a big difference in my skiing.

Will the weather even matter?

Seven Top Meteorologists Share Their 2020-2021 Winter Forecast for the SoutheastSki Southeast
If you ski south of the Mason Dixon Line, this may interest you. There is not a consensus, so take what you will.

It’s probably worth noting that Ski Southeast’s proprietor comes off as believing COVID-19 is more of a political problem than a health one.

Ski season forecast: Which regions will have the snowiest slopes this year? AccuWeather

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