It may look trite in writing, but Vermont never ceases to amaze me – truly a winter wonderland. Coming from the mid-west where I thought I knew snow and winter, I’m awe struck by the "freshness" of new snow on the landscape, but the most amazing thing of all is the smell and feeling that negative ions give you. (The negative ions are the good ones).
A few mornings ago, I opened my door to a wonderful blue sky and bright sunlight that glinted off the newly fallen snow – and it was my favorite kind of snow, where each branch of the trees are covered in white. Taking a deep breathe of the wonderful negative ions swirling around was something you can’t get out of a bottle!
There’s something about the temperatures here that make you want to go out and enjoy the beauty first hand. My guess is the lack of humidity, so although the temperature is low, it doesn’t cut through you, which was always my objection about the winters in the midwest (or worse yet, has anyone ever been in Florida when they have a 20 or 30 degree temp? It feels like -40 degrees, positively bone chilling!).
I must not be the only one that has these thoughts about winter in Vermont – Ludlow (the town where Green Mountain at Fox Run is located) is hosting the Winter Carnival 2006, "50 Years of Winter Fun" – which celebrates the 50th birthday of Okemo Mountain.
I hope you can experience euphoric feeling that beautiful, newly fallen snow in the mountains gives you, and the surprising desire to get out there and experience more of it…the first one’s out there are always the ones from Florida or Arizona!