I had to try the NTN this month, so I went straight from school to Snoqualmie for the Marmot demo. Why? 'Cuz where else can you ski in the rain in January? It was actually sweet sking where others had gone, but any fresh was pretty grabby. I ran into Silas again---the guy is ubiquitous---and had some fun runs with Kneel Turner and Julie. The NTN was definitely a great platform. It took about 3 turns before I was on top, and I really liked the upright stance, ease of use, and power in both tele and parallel turns.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana