Hermione was going skiing with her parents, something that greatly amused Ron, who had never before heard of Muggles strapping narrow strips of wood to their feet to slide down mountains.
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410. I joined sometime in 2000. I can't remember when exactly though. I remember lurking for a while, I would always just browse photos and vids and then I realized that their was a forum and eventually created an account. I met tons of of chill NS'ers back in the day at random east coast events, especially at Mt Snow, Okemo and Stratton.
It was such a small group of people back then, if you saw someone with an NS hoodie or sticker it was pretty much guaranteed you'd recognize their name from the forum. It's pretty incredible to see how far it's come.