Happy New Year from Freeskier Magazine!
The ball just dropped in Times Square, Dick Clark is somewhere being hermetically sealed into some sort of hyperbaric chamber and weâ€™re rolling into one of the best early seasons ever here back East. I know what youâ€™re thinkingâ€¦ Yes, Freeskier is based out of Boulder, Colorado. Iâ€™m back home for two weeks celebrating the holiday and roaming New England for snow. Think of it as a bit of a reunion tour.
After unwrapping gifts and emptying out my stocking (thanks for the toothbrush, Santa) I made the 211 mile drive from Warwick, Rhode Island to Sunday River. As a longtime local of â€œThe Rivahâ€ I can honestly say that Iâ€™ve never seen this much snow this time of the year. On my first day back in almost two years I was greeted with over a foot of snow. Most of my time was spend shredding old hotspots not located on the trail map with old co-workers, friends and even some Freeskier comqmunity members. Unfortunately, I wasnâ€™t riding with my digicam and I donâ€™t have photos of the freshies. Iâ€™ll have to pester a couple of friends to post those up and attach them to this story. What I did post is a day after the storm, we were still finding plenty of fresh snow and great conditions during one of the best Decembers on record.
Hopefully youâ€™re celebrating 2008 with friends, family and snow. Winter is here, get out there and ride!