The weekend at the creek

It seems that global warming is really taking its toll. Last year, there was 90cm of snow on Falls Creek. The year before that, about 180cm. This year? A mere 17cm of snow on Friday!

Nonetheless, I was headed up for a weekend of skiing. A lot of the runs were closed, but that was OK, I guess…

Saturday, the visibility was horrendous. And with still so little snow, it seemed wise to drink myself to sleep. But just about then, around a little after dinner, the snow started pouring down.

Awake on Sunday, and it was still snowing. Amazing. A green run, Wombat’s Ramble (and also the one that can get me back to the lodge easily, as opposed to taking the ski lift down) got about 10cm of snow, and was open! Quite a number of the blue runs opened. Sunday was just amazing.

Sunday was also when we had to leave skiing. Its expected to dump for another two days or so, so I can imagine the beauty of all of this in no time.

Its mid-season people. Why do we have so little snow?

P/S: snow doesn’t hurt you when it falls. Its the bloody snow making machines, and when the wind blows, the snow thats made, now that hurts you :-)

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