|You can reverse the trend|
|Yes that is real snow falling at Waterville|
|Berkshire East’s snow might be fake but my skis can’t tell the difference|
|A nice weekend forecast|
Check weather reports to find out where the snow is headed. I like to save weather reports for my favorite New England hiking spots so I can instantly see where I need to go this weekend. This sounds simple but it is the best way to see that weather can be drastically different across New England.
|This is Berkshire East in October. photo from Powder Magazine.|
For example, a few folks from Powder Magazine tracked last year’s October snowstorm and were at Berkshire East, which happened to be the snow epicenter, as soon as the snow stopped falling. They were treated to a powder day the likes of which many North-easterners have never seen. It was not long before that snow was melted away.
Once the snow falls there will be no time for planning or else you might miss your chance to enjoy winter conditions. Use the time before the storm wisely. Think about what hike, ski descent or winter activity that you want to do and then make a plan. This way you will be ready to act as soon as the temperatures drop.
|Nothing says winter like a 90s mountaineering movie|
Sometimes the weather just won’t cooperate, this is when you need to take matters into your own hands. I recommend watching one of the many mountaineering/ ski movies or reading a book on your favorite winter topic. At least this will help distract you from the non-epic weather outside.
What are your methods for dealing with a non-wintry winter?