That’s right the heavens have been “dumping” snow on Park City, Utah the last several days. Park City ski resorts like Deer Valley and Canyons have reported up to 3 feet of snow, while Alta boasts 4 feet in the last twenty-four hours! This is in addition to the couple of feet they received earlier this week and the 2 foot first snowfall received two weeks ago.
A few weeks ago, I took a minute to sneak a quick peek at the The Farmer’s Almanac. It predicts an early winter with lots of snow in the early winter months. I’d say from our November so far The Farmer’s Almanac is right on target this year.
Of course, all this snow creates an energetic buzz around Park City and has locals smiling and celebrating. Ski resorts are blowing even more snow daily and look forward to an early opening next weekend November 16. Anxious skiers and snowboarders can’t wait and are hiking the ski slopes to lay down their first fresh tracks of the 2012-2013 ski season!
As for me, I can wait for the ski lifts to open. The first snow hit 3 weeks ago and left me with about 10 inches of snow on the patio furniture I had yet to put away. In my mid-thirties, I find I prefer the summer months over winter months. However, I would be lying if I didn’t admit to the scenic beauty provided by a fresh snowfall. The optimistic energy around here is contagious and I even find myself feeling excited about the adventures this winter will hold for me. There is something very liberating about gliding on top of the fresh snowfall, seeing it sparkle like glitter in the sun’s light as you fly by. For a moment, all cares and concerns are lifted as you literally “float” atop the snow leaving behind your own personal “S”- shaped pattern on the mountain. It’s certainly an endorphin boast like no other. I can see why the “die-hards” are out hiking the mountains today. Although the reward is great, this girl’s hiking days have long passed and I’ll be looking forward to opening day at Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons and Deer Valley!