Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Snow at Salmon Hills!
Originally, Jess and I planned on being up in Canada for Thanksgiving, because they were having Noram races in Quebec and Foret Montmorency normally has really good snow. However, the snow situation was looking pretty thin, there, and they cancelled the Norams, so, we cancelled our plans and converged on Salmon Hills. Salmon Hills is on the Tug Hill plateau, and gets whoppered by lake effect snow as the warm air from the Great Lakes comes galloping eastward and drops its load as it hits the cold interior air. So they already have a lot of snow up there, but they're getting another foot tonight. It isn't often that I get to use my race skis on my first ski of the year!
Long slow drive to get up there from Rochester, but it was worth it. It was snowing, big heavy flakes making a wet snowpack, 34 degrees and snowing, time to classic ski! Lets just say I missed the wax first time around.
The skiing is here. The skiing is good. Rollerskiing in Boston is going to suck mightily after this.