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Leap year deals at Ragged Mountain

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  February 22, 2012 08:47 AM

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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.

Speaking of that snow...it's a little early to get excited for this, but I'm getting a little excited for this

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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.

Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.

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