...otherwise I'd be rather grumpy. "Rather" being the operative word here.
It would be nice if my skis could see some snow. The good news is that I haven't had to scrape off the off season wax. A bit messy. But you knew that.
I got a new ski jacket for Christmas. Ya know...when you get a new jacket... you really hate it when it gets stained from lift grease the first day. So far not a problem. Still looks as good as the day it was purchased.
Over Christmas vacation I really hate it...hate the inexperienced snowboarding flatlanders (and out of control skiiers) who cause me to ski defensively at my local hill. Not a problem this season.
And I hate how my car gets so dirty from the snow sand mix I have drive on during the winter. Speaking of which...flatlanders who drive 15MPH because there is snow NEXT to the road. Happy to say I have not experience these problems this season. The Subaru hasn't needed a wash in the last 10 days. Can't say that was the case last year at this time...gads!
Primo stuff: we had and have family from out of town from 12-20 thru the New Year's eve and I haven't missed a day of skiing!!! And probably won't--now how cool is that???
Best of all, my Mtn Bike doesn't even get muddy when I ride! Life is good!
(pray for snow)