It may only be Oct. 1, but clearly winter is on its way. Here was the scene atop Mt. Washington this morning, when the observatory folks saw about an inch of snow, just enough to build the first snowman of the season. It may not be much, but it’s a start.
“It'll probably all be gone by later today, so why not have some fun with it while it's here?” an observatory worker posted to Facebook. “This little guy may not look impressive, but then again, not many snowmen can say they've sat on top of the Mount Washington summit sign at 6,288 feet on October 1.”
In 2011, both Killington and Sunday River opened on Oct. 29, the first resorts in the East to kick off the ski season.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.