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Fun in the Slush

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CRAFTSBURY, Vt. -

While most in Vermont are ready to welcome the warmer weather, there are always a few who believe the snow must go on.  It wasn't easy to find, but the Craftsbury Outdoor Center had just enough snow Sunday to host its first ever Slush Bowl.  It's a fun farewell to the Nordic skiing season.

"We talked about it for the last three weeks and decided we had to do something with it right now," Craftsbury Outdoor Center Co-Owner Dick Dreissigacker said. 

About two dozen skiers came out to the event which attracted some familiar faces, like UVM standout Anja Gruber, Dartmouth's Sam Tarling and U.S. Ski Team member Ida Sargent.

"It was a great atmosphere," Sargent said.  "Everyone was having fun and just enjoying the weather."

Billed as a competition, at times it felt more like a fashion show.  The snow serving as a runway and the athletes, models for the newest spring line.

"Plenty of colorful spandex to go around," Craftsbury Green Racing Project member Clare Egan said.

This Bully Pistol will be working overtime the next few nights, so if anyone wants to ski a little in May, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is your place.

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