Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's about damn time!

A few days ago they promised us that our dry spell was over and that the snow was coming big time.  Yeah, sort of.  Mostly it hit the places to the north of us like Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Jackson Hole.  Places like Canyons reported 16" over the last  three days, but I have to call bullshit.  I skied there yesterday and there wasn't a time I couldn't clearly see my skies.  We only had 3" at our house, and we live at 7400 feet, which is about 600 feet higher than the base of Canyons.

Today it got better.  It's still coming down a bit warm, but at least it's piling up.
This is Deer Valley Drive, one of the most important and frequently plowed roads.  Not looking so hot.
And of course, this is the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, so thousands of people are walking around town trying to get to movies.  The ones that aren't walking are either standing around in the snow, waiting for a bus, or driving around in circles looking for parking spots that simply don't exist.
This lady was my favorite for the day.  She couldn't be bothered to clear the 6" of snow off her roof.  When she came to a stoplight, most of that snow slid right down onto her windshield.  That much wet snow isn't moving for something as flimsy as a wiper blade, so she was out cleaning her car in the middle of a 5 lane road with cars slipping everywhere.  Fortunately she got back in unscathed.  I wish I had gotten a picture before she got the bulk of the snow off.
This may be tomorrow's good laugh.  On the road to the Canyons ski area, someone thought it was a good idea to put hundreds of these dainty little solar lights. Notice that they are right on the edge of the road.  Anyone want to guess where the snow plows push thousands of pounds of snow and slush?
We will probably ski there tomorrow so we can see how they held up.

Yeah snow!!!!!  We love you.  Keep snowing!
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