An unfortunate first
2012-05-25 00:57:40.000 – Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
I’ve discovered over the last (nearly) five years of working full time on the summit that, just when I think I’ve seen everything, something new comes along, or I experience a new ‘first’. Usually that’s a good thing. In fact, I would say that 95% of the time, that’s a good thing. Unfortunately, I am in imminent danger of experiencing a first that I’m not excited about at all: my first year of not getting any skiing on the mountain in the month of May.
Because I am leaving the summit tomorrow to allow me to attend a friend’s wedding in Pennsylvania this weekend, I won’t return until the calendar has turned to June. Through the course of this past month, circumstances have always been such that I haven’t been able to get outside to find something skiable. A lot of days have been too foggy. Then the clear days have been too windy. Other times, I’m simply too busy with my various duties to even think about getting outside.
To make things worse, the poor winter we experienced won’t likely leave much left to ski in June. This might lead to yet another unfortunate first: no skiing on the mountain in the month of June for the first time.
Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist