Enjoy March Skiing, National Play Hooky & Ski Week

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By Heather Burke, Boston.com Correspondent

I love midweek skiing.

Monday at Loon Mountain was perfection — 3 to 4 inches of fresh fluffy powder, and very few people. Then the sun came out. I worked over the weekend and was jealous of friends’ sunny Saturday ski pics and posts, so this was my reward. And I was reminded of how the goods can be reaped Monday through Friday, when you’re looking at empty chairlifts and wide open trails.

I also love March skiing. This is the perennial best time to ski because there are longer and sunnier days, warmer temps, and a season’s worth of snow accumulation on the slopes (which is substantial this year). March typically brings more snow too, like Monday’s delightful dusting.

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This week also happens to be the 4th annual National Play Hooky & Ski Week. Liftopia is behind this campaign, tempting you to skip out of work and school by offering money-saving deals on midweek lift tickets March 2-5. See Liftopia’s lift ticket deals here and I will see you on the slopes.

Monday March 2 powder skiing video at Loon Mountain Resort:

Photo by Greg Burke, Loon Mountain Resort

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