Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Good Thing about Being a Skier is . . .

The good thing about being a skier is that you can look out your window to the 26 inches of snow falling in your yard and get psyched for the weekend.

In case you haven't heard, New England has been getting socked with snow this winter.
The storms this year have been coming one on top of the other.

There is so much snow piled up in my drive-way, that we're running out of room to park the cars. My children had 2 days off from school last week, and now they 're off again today.

But, unlike many of my friends and neighbors, I'm not in a constant state of grousing due to the snow. Because I ski (and have a house in New Hampshire), I see snow as a good thing.

Last night I just came back from three glorious days in New Hampshire. I cross-country skied one day, alpine skied the other, and on the third day took a walk on my snowshoes across Lake Sunapee.

All three activities are fabulous calorie burning exercises (and I worked quite a few muscles as well), but, they also get me out of the winter gloom and funk that most people seem to work themselves into every year.

So, instead of looking at snow as a negative, think positive. There are plenty of activities you can do to get yourself (and your family), outside and enjoying the snow. Strap on a set of skis, snow-shoes, or ice skates or grab a sled or a tube and get yourself outside and moving.

The snow and ice is only here for a few months, get outside and enjoy it!!


  1. I miss the snow being here in FL

  2. I love the idea of cross country skiing. IRL I'd probably cry~LOL! But it's still a romantic notion...