I admit I have been uncharacteristically quiet so far this ski season. I am gun shy. The last time I gloated about a predicted snowstorm, we were skunked. I have been loathe to get too excited about a forecast for fear of jinxing the outcome. It is therefore with much trepidation and caution that I exclaim, it is snowing really hard out right now and they say we could get up to 22 inches of wonderful snow!
The term “wonderful snow” is obviously a subjective phrase; an expression not everyone in the forecast area would use to describe the current meteorological pattern. Accuweather said, “Storm to Hover Over Northeast, Unleash Unrelenting Snow.” The words “Unrelenting Snow” in the headline reminded me of a business meeting the first winter after we moved to Lake Placid, 27 years ago. In the course of an introductory meeting with the COO of a large state-run organization with whom my firm did business, the man said to me, “Whatever made you choose to move here?! It snows every #!*#!* day!” Naturally, I replied, “It snows every day.”
Although it is the middle of December and contrary to what that man promised me 27 years ago, not much snow has fallen in the Adirondacks. I enjoyed a few days Nordic skiing on groomed trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg, Whiteface and Gore Mountains are open for skiing on man-made snow, but there has been no backcountry skiing. The Toll Road, or the Whiteface Memorial Highway, is not the backcountry, but I understand it is getting a great deal of traffic lately. It is time for some serious #!* snow.
Here’s to a winter with unrelenting snow, every #!*#!* day!