At the peak of ski season, rocks and plants and dirt surfaced through the snowpack at ski resorts across the country. And now it's the middle of March and spring has arrived. It's been a warm winter. Did you manage to make the most of it or were you held back by the high temps? Take our quick poll, and then add in the comments where you live and which mountains you visit most.

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