I love snow. There's a ski resort 2.5 hrs from my house and it's pretty damn good considering how little acreage it has. I go up just about any time it rains here in the valley. It's 8000 ft above sea level, so it's kind of a mini version of real big mtn terrain (cliffs, giant boulder drops, glades with massive trees, etc). It also gets massive amounts of snow; measured in feet, not inches...in el nino years it actually gets really dangerously deep (seen it get up to 12 feet in a week).
The drivers, on the other hand, suck. I can understand the excitement of wanting to get up there quick, but it puts everybody at risk, not just themselves. They think a 4-wheel drive with "snow tires" makes waking up late and speeding o.k., but it's a facade...those are the people flipped in a ditch who I pass, while I plod along at +/-25 miles an hr with chains. Wake up early and take your time.
here's a video of the typical pow day at our resort (this is not my video...those dudes are newbs):
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Thread: 70 reasons why I hate snow.
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Dec 12, 2013, 09:18 AM #12Senior Member
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I love snow. Especially if you have me the choice between 33 degrees and raining and 31 degrees and 3 feet of snow, give me the snow. People get old and lose sight of the nice things in life.
Also, f that guy shooting that goat. How could you kill something if you're not gonna eat it? Stupidity he shows is just as bad as the morons in the car video. Hopefully he forgets how to count to 7 when trying to grenade a deer or something.
Dec 12, 2013, 11:59 AM #13
I hate winter and snow. After living in the WV mountains and Chicago, IL, it makes me sick to think about temps near 0 and snow piled up everywhere. I love living in CHS. I don't have to deal with snow, except for that rare night every couple years. If I really miss it, I can drive 3 hrs upstate and spend a day watching that white sh1t fall from the sky.
Dec 12, 2013, 12:04 PM #14
snow is freakin awesome. usually it's the helpless city-types who hate it. nothing better then hopping in the Jeep and driving all over the place in it. I actually floated the idea of moving to Alaska over the southern states to the wife last night.
Dec 12, 2013, 12:20 PM #15
BTW, when I was in college (Morgantown, WV), I witnessed a jeep get pulled out of a snow drift with a subaru station wagon.
Dec 12, 2013, 12:37 PM #16
^^i did say usually
I witnessed a jeep get pulled out of a snow drift with a subaru station wagon.
Dec 12, 2013, 12:39 PM #17
Love the snow...miss it...I had a seasons pass many many years ago when I lived inland and would ski twice a week. Miss it now being on the coast. It snows, tho rarely. Kinda irritates me seeing the news and it's piling up 3 hours away. Had a couple good snows here in the last 5 years, but nothing like inland.
Iam like others. Hate it being in the upper 30's and low 40's and raining, which is the norm here on the beach. Life living at the beach. Wish the temps would drop and snow, but mother ocean just keeps it warm enough to be rain 90% of the time. Need storms here to pass to the south and just far enough east to get a decent snow.
Snows an inch here, people stock pile and go ape s**t. Iam amazed how drivers are...completely flat here, driving in the snow is a piece of cake, providing good tires and a slow speed but am always amazed how many are in ditches.
Dec 12, 2013, 01:15 PM #18Senior Member
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Dec 12, 2013, 01:48 PM #19
I lived in Syracuse, NY for 25 years and then west of Buffalo, NY for 5 years. I worked at a ski resort for two years. I finally decided to move south after shoveling snow off my deck on April 15th. I called a school district in NC and they told me, "The dogwoods are blooming in the piedmont."
I didn't know what a dogwood was, or for that matter, what a piedmont was, but I got in my car and drove to a teacher's job fair!
Have not snow boarded once in the 19 years I've lived in NC. Do not miss that brown, yes brown, frozen crap all over my car, driveway, boots etc.
On a strange note, We have more snow days and late arrival days in NC than I ever had teaching in NY.
No equipment to move the occasional two inches of snow that falls here.
And to everyone that drives on ice in the south: 4 WHEEL DRIVE DOES NOT MAKE YOU INVINCIBLE! WHEN YOU PUT YOUR BRAKES ON DOING SIXTY YOU ARE A NOW A SLED WITH NO MEANS OF STEERING!
Dec 12, 2013, 01:52 PM #20