From the July 2019 magazine.

What a lift?

A ride up the mountain with his AA friends takes a serious turn, but delivers a memorable surprise

It was early February. As is usual in the Eastern states, the weather was cold and gray and held the possibility of snow. We gathered near the bus that would take us to the mountain to ski. At the time, I had 15 years in the Fellowship and I had organized an annual ski trip for my AA friends. It was a time of laughter and enjoyment and a chance for all of us to get closer.

We arrived at the slopes on time and purchased our lift tickets and prepared our equipment. We were excited and anticipated a challenging but wonderful day. None of us had any idea exactly how challenging and less-than-wonderful the day would turn out to be.

-- José M.

Anthem, Arizona

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