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Finding the elusive snow stake!

The trees were grouped tightly together, so we made one swooping turn followed by another, using the trees as slalom gates.  We weren’t quite sure where we were going. Suddenly, we spied a ski patroller ahead in a clearing.  What was this?  Some sort of equipment was cordoned off, restricting public…

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It ain’t over…

Until it’s over.  As I looked out the window last evening, the flakes started to fall.  First just a few, then more.  Perfectly formed, large, fluffy flakes.  By the time I got up this morning in Winter Park, Colorado, snow fell at a rapid rate, covering the trees and the…

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Thundersnow

The snow falling out side the window didn’t come down in gentle flakes, but rather violently, spewing pellets of snow through the trees.  As I marveled at this outburst from Mother Nature, a flash of light burst through the clouds overhead, followed by a rumble of thunder.  The last time…

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Dust on crust

During a winter such as this one, when snow has been sorely lacking, a forecast for any snow at all can seem welcome.  So as we headed to Winter Park this past weekend for our annual winter ski trip, we felt optimistic hearing there was snow in the forecast. We…

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