What it takes to be a skier in Florida.
There’s no dispute that Florida is waaaaaay different than Vermont. There isn’t a mountain or a ski trail in sight, and palm trees bear no resemblance to the towering firs that surround my house. And though I’ve always heard that Florida has plenty of skiers, I’d be hard put to pick them out. Not a down parka or a ski goggle in sight. The only skis I’ve noticed were sported by a water skier being towed by a boat. So what’s the deal? Are there really skiers in the Sunshine State? And how do they manage? For some insight, I spoke to Toufic Moumne, president of the Florida Ski Council (yes, there is one).Read More