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Relief from Symptoms of SAD - Snow Affective Disorder

By Ann Driggers

Today things were absolutely crazy!! Totally wild. Nutso even. I nearly lost it.

It SNOWED!!!!!!


I can't even remember when the last time it did this and it makes me sick to think about it so I wont. I'll just focus on the good.

I headed up early to Sunlight Mountain to get in a few hours of skinning workout. The flakes had started to float down and my conversation with a couple of guys from ski patrol went something like this: "Huh? What are these white things in the air?" "This is very strange phenonemon" "We must go and investigate".

And it didn't let up. Funny thing was, when I got back down into Glenwood Springs it had been dumping like crazy. We measured the snow depth in our yard which had been grass but four hours earlier!!

And we got a few more inches after that! Now you can see why I almost lost it.

I wandered around the hood in a daze, taking a few photos.

It was like a late Christmas and Santa hadn't played a cruel joke on us by putting coal in our stockings.

I hope the snow drought has broken, purleeeze, pleeeeese, Ullr, don't back out on us now.

We're off to the big mountain tomorrow to get some turns in. Fingers crossed we'll have some heap big fresh powpow for manana. And relief from my symptoms of SAD - Snow Affective Disorder - is more than temporary.


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