Earlier in the week I posted about the tough times for Northeast ski areas. It isn’t just the Northeast — most of the whole country is suffering from a snow drought according to Capital Weather Gang:

The snow cover across the U.S. can be best described by one word: pathetic. Here it is January 6, and just 16 percent of the U.S. has snow on the ground. Last year at this time, about 45 percent of the country had snow.

There is a little hope on the horizon for those of us who ski within driving distance of BeltwayLand. The 10-day forecasts for Tannersville, Pa. near Camelback in the Poconos and Somerset, Pa. which is close the closest to Seven Springs and Hidden Valley looks better. Canaan Valley, W.Va. might have rain 3 days in the next ten, but should get to make snow at night.

Now I’m not so broken up about having to wait until the end of the month to hit the slopes.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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