I love small furry creatures that predict the weather! Especially when they predict six more weeks of winter. It seemed like this was going to be the winter that never was, but a little rodent has come to proclaim that winter will arrive. “As I look at the crowd on Gobbler’s Knob, many shadows do I see, so six more weeks of winter it must be!” ~Punxsutawney Phil
A quick google search of the Farmer’s Almanac backs up Phil’s prediction, “Because of above normal temperatures, much of the precipitation will likely be rain or mixed precipitation, although, during February, some potent East Coast storms could leave heavy snow, albeit of a wet and slushy consistency.”
I can’t say that I can complain entirely about the warm weather. I was out on the mountain on Monday night with my little one and we had a wonderful time wearing just a long sleeve shirt and vest. The snow was spring like, soft, but surprisingly not slushy at all. I only landed face first in the snow once when I tried to hit a rail in the Family Terrain Park (thankfully there are no cameras on that slope!) and I could still go out and ski some more because I was not wet at all. I think it is pretty nice to have snow and warm nights to enjoy it. There have been many times in the past that we took a few runs and were so cold that we called it a night. I think we have to look at this winter as a gift, good snow and beautiful sunny days…we love blue bird days at Bear Creek!