When Horace Greeley famously declared, “Go West, young man,” he must not have been skiing in New England this season. With three major storms dropping nearly six feet over the last three weeks, the region is arguably having the best month ever.
Sunday River, Jay Peak, Cannon, and the rest of New England have been searching for bottom for weeks, while names like Mount Baker, Taos, and Alta have all considered booking summer vacations early. Blue Hills Ski Area, just 20 minutes outside of Titletown U.S.A….err…Boston, has already recorded over 90 inches in January and February according to the Blue Hills Observatory. For perspective, that’s over twice as much as Whistler Blackcomb over that same time period.
The snow is so deep in the Northeast Quadrant that Mainers are even writing songs about it.
After watching the storms roll across the Accuweather.com screen and fielding texts from old ski buddies to the effect of, “It doesn’t get better than this,” and “You mad, bro?” I admit that I’ve spent a couple of late nights refreshing my Expedia page and trying to remember where I put my Drew Bledsoe jersey.
If you’re not out skiing yet, East Coast, go get it while the getting is good. I’ll see you at the Foggy Goggle.