So far this fall–winter as of today–we have had one decent snowfall. We were away, in Florida of all places, when that snow fell. By the time we got back it was pretty much gone. Today it rains.
The winter solstice usually offers more than this weather. We did have snow flurries this morning but now it warm enough for things to simply be wet. That is just no good.
Ski areas are in a bind. They have made snow and some have been open with a trail or two, but mostly, the season has been a dud so far. We were hoping to ski the day after Christmas. That won’t happen. The high school in town has a sign out front with general notices. Last weekend: “Nordic meet cancelled.” So much for skiing.
There is a small chance we might get snow in the next week. I won’t count on it.
I know it’s depressing not to have snow yet, but all this has happened in past years, too. They didn’t even get snow in northern Norway for Christmas the other day!
We’ll get some, don’t worry!
Happy New Year!