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Today is Just a Bump in the Road
02.26.13 09:33 AM
I was getting coffee at the gas station this morning and an SUV pulled up with a snowboard on top and a guy got out with all of his gear on. I immediately thought he is way more hardcore than I am. It's pretty gross outside this morning and you couldn't pay me to go riding today. A cold rain/freezing rain/sleet mixture has been falling around here and it's a great day to stay inside. I'm half expecting the power to be out at my place when I get off work due to the winds. They were howling all night and the trees were uncomfortably swaying this morning when I walked out. The ice at the higher elevations isn't bad at all but several of our cams do have ice on the dome, such as the King Street cam.
Image courtesy of Weatherbell.com
What's funny is it looks like another system comes through next Wednesday and dumps even more snow. Multiple weather outlets said it was going to be a backloaded winter, so let's hope March keeps the powder going! And if you're reading this, make sure to support the ski resorts and continue going there throughout the next month.
Like I said, this weekend is shaping up nicely and I am PUMPED because I will be at Snowshoe this weekend. The “Unoffical SkiSE Snowshoe Summit” is happening this weekend and I am pretty surprised with how many people are going. We had to cancel the official one for various reasons, but I'm impressed with the fact that we still have 30+ people planning on attending. I love the dedication! I also love the fact that it's going to be peak conditions. I've only been to Snowshoe when it's been late season, slushy conditions. I've never had a powder day or been there when the entire mountain is open. I'm stoked because it looks like both of those could happen this weekend. Woo! If you want to keep up with the weather forecast for the Shoe for this weekend, make sure to check SnowshoeWeather.com on a daily basis. The forecast for the week is getting me even more pumped!
Now that's a beautiful forecast!
Also, if you're headed to Snowshoe this weekend, you should consider the Ridiculous Pass. It's only on sale for another few days and it is hands down the best season pass deal you will get anywhere in the region. Hence the name. I know several of the people who are headed up there this weekend are buying it and it'll already be paid off by the time they leave. That means all of next season will basically be free!
That's it for today. Don't let the rain/ice/sleet get you down too much. Like I said, it's just a bump in the road!