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groom someone as something

to prepare someone for a job or position. He was grooming his son as his successor. They groomed Charles as the next treasurer.
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groom someone for something

to prepare someone for something; to prepare someone to be someone. The boss is grooming his son for the presidency of the company. They are grooming the vice president for the top position.
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Jiminy Peak - Sat 6:45a 14 new powder machine groomed 10 - 45 base 43 trails, 14 miles, 168 acres, 99% open, 8 lifts
Nashoba Valley - Sat 10:02a 13 new powder machine groomed 16 - 36 base 17 trails, 100% open, 7 lifts
Otis Ridge - Sat 9:00a 17 new powder machine groomed 16 - 35 base 11 trails, 100% open, 2 lifts
Ski Butternut - Sat 3:30p 16 new powder machine groomed 23 - 53 base 22 trails, 14 miles, 110 acres, 100% open, 7 lifts
Ski Ward Ski Area - Sat 8:17a w 8 - 11 new wet snow machine groomed 36 - 48 base 5 trails, 56% open, 2 lifts
Wachusett - Sat 6:15p 15 new packed powder machine groomed 24 - 42 base 22 trails, 100% open, 6 lifts
Arrowhead - Sat 10:30a 9 new powder machine groomed 9 - 12 base 1 trail 7 acres, 40% open, 1 lift
Attitash - Sat 2:52p 8 - 11 new packed powder machine groomed 25 - 55 base 63 trails, 20 miles, 280 acres, 90% open, 8 lifts
Bousquet - Wed 6:45a packed powder machine groomed 25 - 50 base 18 trails, 80% open, 3 lifts
Bradford - Wed 10:30a packed powder machine groomed 15 - 36 base 13 trails, 100% open, 8 lifts
Catamount - Wed 5:30p 1 new packed powder machine groomed 20 - 40 base 25 trails, 85% open, 5 lifts Mar 10-11: 27 trails,
Jiminy Peak - Wed 6:42a loose granular machine groomed 22 - 62 base 44 trails, 14 miles, 170 acres, 100% open, 5 lifts
Nashoba Valley - Wed 9:39a loose granular machine groomed 20 - 40 base 17 trails, 100% open, 8 lifts
Ski Butternut - Wed 4:30p packed powder machine groomed 22 - 51 base 22 trails, 14 miles, 110 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
Wachusett - Wed 6:15p packed powder machine groomed 34 - 52 base 21 trails, 108 acres, 95% open, 6 lifts