To The Editor:

To all my customers and everyone in The Valley who has been affected by the fire, I am truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. As the owner of Infinite Sports, this past Sunday was, to say at the very least, a tough day and it was not exactly the way I was planning on spending my birthday (yup, it was my birthday). Over the last 10 years I have worked hard to develop the business and create relationships. Moving to Village Square was the best thing I could have ever imagined.

I want to thank all the first responders for the amazing job they did! I was so impressed by their level of professionalism, caring and sincerity that they showed toward me and the situation. If they were not so timely and efficient the damage could have been much, much worse than it was.

I will be posting contact info on the building and if anyone needs to contact me or stay on top of progress please visit our website at Currently the insurance people and contractors are doing their very best. I will not be able to reopen the ski shop this season, which, for me, is personally painful.

This event has been profound for all involved and I wish to express my sincerest apologies to everyone who has been impacted by what has happened.

I am truly appreciative to everyone who has reached out with love, help and support. I am confident that my positive karma will work to help make everything all right in the long run. I keep reminding myself that the only constant is change and that Infinite Sports will return better than ever.

Seth Thomas, owner of Infinite Sports

Waitsfield, Vermont