The PROBUS ski group has been active this winter, given that snowfall hasn’t been especially generous overall. I write this while staring out my window at copious and growing snowfall over the past two days – with more in the forecast. In general, the Ski group focusses on meeting for lunch, given the wide disparity in skill, the variation in start times, and the physical difficulty of identifying people on the slope who are almost entirely encased in ‘gear’. Participant numbers vary widely from 2 or 3 skiers up to 7 or 8, but everybody has fun and that is what it’s all about. So far, apart from one exception in December, there are no injuries that I am aware of. Skiing within one’s comfort zone seems to be the most important thing. As we move into mid-February, there are several potentially good weeks of skiing still ahead of us. I will continue to inform those who signed up when members are going up for the day. Meeting for lunch at 12pm in the Eagle Lodge upper floor cafeteria seems to be working well and allows us to visit and to organize our afternoons.