Maybe it’s possible to shame the weather into cooperating.
Here’s how I started an installment of this newsletter that we sent out five weeks ago: “So far, the best I can say for this winter in the Adirondacks is that I haven’t had to shovel much.”
I was, it goes without saying, frustrated with the Adirondack Tri-Lakes region’s lack of snow to that date. I tried my best to be nice about it, but my patience was wearing thin. I don’t think I was the only one. This morning I spoke to the folks at the Olympic Regional Development Authority, and they reminded me that two big December rainstorms had dropped an inch apiece on their groomed snow at Adirondack ski areas. They were lucky, of course, because they have the capacity to make and move snow quickly when the rain passes. Those of us looking to get out on the Nordic trails had longer to wait.
I’m happy to report that Mother Nature took my hint, though, and we’ve enjoyed a fine start to 2021. The result of all this new snow is that we’ll have some tough choices to make when we send our March/April magazine off to press this month. Which ski outings will we include, and with which fresh photos from our adventures? All I know at this point is that if you like snow in the Adirondacks, we’ll have you covered in this issue.
Of course, if you’re tired of snow — or think you might be by March — we’ll also have plenty in this issue to get you planning for mud season or seasons in the future.