A leap year baby born in 1992 is celebrating only his or her fifth birthday in 2012, even though said baby is turning 20 years old this year. We're sure nobody is denied cake in those illegitimate years, but having your birthday every four years still has to be an odd experience. I mean, what's to stop people from forgetting it the other three years since the date doesn't exist?
Ragged Mountain plans to say enough to that nonsense, offering all leap year babies free skiing on their birthday this month (that's Feb. 29, in case you didn't know), but plans a leap year treat for all skiers and riders as well. From now until 11:29 p.m. on Feb 28, the New Hampshire ski area is offering a special $29 lift ticket that can be used any day, beginning Feb. 29, until the end of the season.(In addition, Mount Snow is also selling $29 lift tickets, but they are only valid next Wednesday.)
"We really do think it's going to snow - as in the stick-to-the-trees, open-the-glades type of storm," Ragged marketing director Stacy Lopes said. "The leap year ticket is our way of having some fun and reminding skiers and riders that there is plenty of snow at the resort and we plan to be skiing and riding into April."
Tickets can be purchased via Ragged's online store.
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