That’s what you’re thinking, right? It’s Sunday morning, you’re considering trying to go cross-country skiing today, but it’s raining in Ithaca (Binghamton, Syracuse, Elmira, you get the idea) and you’re not sure if it’s going to be worth the effort.
Let me clear that up for you.
Um, yes. We have some snow. You could say we have a lot of snow. You could say it’s snowing right now in a major-event kind of way. You could also say that, were you to hop in your car at, say, 11 am and begin a pleasant Sunday drive over this way from one of the aforementioned cities, you may soon find yourself halfway here, praying you don’t start to fishtail , clutching your steering wheel with all the white-knuckled grip you have while you lean out your window and, with the other hand, try to smack your windshield wiper free while your face and lap are instantly filled with that snow you were wondering about.
At least that describes my drive over here this morning. And the way it looks, I’m here until it stops snowing. Not really sure when that will be, not anytime soon from the looks of it. My point is, you can probably wait a little bit. Unless you want to come by snowmobile (or maybe you have a tank), you’re probably going to find the driving a little treacherous. And speaking of waiting, we were waiting for a storm like this, right? Something to give the Nordic trails substantial snow cover to fill in every last rough spot. I’ve been waiting all winter for it. So you can wait another hour or two to see it for yourself. And then, when the roads look safe, stop waiting and ski it. Looking to groom this beautiful mess later this afternoon or whenever it calms down. And then, my friends, it’s looking like a good week of skiing!
Remember: while our rental booth and warming hut are open Friday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (as well as all week during Holidays like the upcoming President’s week), our trails are open 24/7/365! Don’t forget to visit the donation box next to the door to the rental booth (suggested donation: $5). Thanks for your support!