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September Stoke: Winter’s Closer Than You Think

first snowAround the time you begin sliding to a stop on that inevitable final run of every winter season, it begins to set in. The abrupt and brutal realization that it isn’t just the closing of another warm spring day at your home resort, but also the end of another ski-year overall is a disheartening, depressing feeling. It’s at that very point you realize that you couldn’t be farther away from your next ski-session than you are at that very moment. Now, at the bottom of the mountain, all that’s left is to pull your boards from your feet and begin the ultimate walk-of-shame out to the parking lot. Winter was wild and beautiful, but she has suddenly booted you out to the street and is moving on to another part of the world.

The ensuing months of May-August find us in a self-imposed state of denial. We try to play it off as if the fact that we are almost half-a-year and half-a-world away from snow doesn’t really bother us, but inside we’re crying. Our passion was ripped away from us and the triple-digit temperature tells us it’s going to be a while before we get it back.

Then September arrives. It’s the first month the light at the end of the tunnel becomes visible. It’s still hot outside, but you know the heat is on it’s last breath and will soon give way to the crisp, clean, fall air. Ski and Snowboard mags started lining the shelves at grocery stores and gas stations. New boards and accessories start showing up in your local-shops, the leaves will soon start to change color. The winter who so hastily took-off on you just months before is giving you signs she will soon be back in town for another season of magical rides.

It’s September my friends. Winter is much closer than you think.

Posted by Shaun on Monday, September 1st, 2008 in Snow.

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One Response to “September Stoke: Winter’s Closer Than You Think”

  • Dave Says:

    Amen to that. I’m getting excited.

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