Like a Box of Chocolates

By Katelyn Krumperman

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We can all agree that November skiing is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get.  There is usually an early snow storm tease that wets our pallets making us want more followed by mild temperatures and occasional rain showers. 

This year in particular has been exactly like a box of chocolates.  Snow fell from the sky on Oct. 29 blanketing the brown fallen leaves turning everything white.  It was a beautiful.  Less than a month later, Loon Mountain opened for the 45th season.  Cold temperatures were in the snowmaking’s team favor and Loon was able to make a significant amount of snow to open on Sunday, November 20, a week earlier than anticipated.  Three days later, Loon received 8 inches of fresh snow — the first powder day of the season.  Currently, we have 11 trails open with top to bottom skiing and riding.  To me, that’s pretty amazing for November.

Less than a week ago, it was pounding snow outside and now today, November 29, it is 50 degrees outside with rain showers predicted in our near future.  Some say it’s global warming, others say it’s just November skiing and riding in New England.  Despite the weather, Loon had a great turnout over Thanksgiving weekend.  Guests were smiling and excited to ski and ride.  Even though the calendar says November, we have been graced with spring-like conditions and from what I have heard, people are enjoying it. 

Life is too short to be anything but happy.  So for now, enjoy the spring-like conditions and in your spare time, do a snow dance and think snow. We’ll see you on the slopes.

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