Are you excited yet?
I know you are.
Do you hear it? The snow is falling outside…somewhere.
We are all in the same place, no matter our geographic location. The transition from early fall (summer) to late fall (winter) has passed. And what a great start that we are all celebrating record early season snow together this year. Seems everyone is getting Christmas in advance.
Only a week ago we were dreaming of winter. Anxiously anticipating the first snow. In town? On the mountain! Wherever. I had just opened a new set of skis (DPS Wailer 105 if your are wondering). I was at first elated. Then terrified. How long until I could ski them? Do I mount them now, or wait for a base to build? Living room carpet skiing only satisfies you so much.
Then the storm that was supposed to possibly deliver the first flakes of the season proceeded to leave town gray and cold. Sigh.
Then the calls start coming down. “I almost got stuck driving up the mountain to work today.” Really? I doubt it. Then pictures. 12 inches up top. Then 12 at the bottom. Then 30. Two days later: I — AM — SKIING!
So there you have it. The season has begun all over the country, coast to coast. Today I’m satisfied. Tomorrow…do you hear it? Are you excited yet?
Finding the goods in Whitefish, MT. October 27th, 2010.
(Guest blogger profile: Dave Downing and his wife Jessica live in Whitefish, MT, where he is a freelance designer and owner of Ovid Nine Graphics Lab. Dave has been told that there is nothing to see or ski in Montana, so please move along.)