27 Jan 2017
The last couple of weeks, Sun Valley has been in the middle of what we like to call a “snowmageddon.” Or, as most people like to say, a “snowpocalypse.” We’ve had some of the biggest winter storms that this valley has ever been through. Streets have been clogged, temps are consistently below zero, avalanches are flooding rivers, and the mountains of snow have been falling through my roof (bit of an exaggeration, but still). But, there has been one great thing that has come from this “snowpocalypse.” And being a high school student, I really love these: SNOW DAYS. The valley has gotten three whole snow days the last couple of weeks. To put this into perspective, we haven’t had a single one for about a decade. Snow days are a huge deal for us kids here.
Trust me. There is no better feeling than waking up early in the morning, finding out you have a snow day, and then sleeping for about 5 more hours ;). But, most kids do try to seize the day when given a snow day. The mountain becomes absolutely flooded with kids, and the slopes become extremely crowded.
I love to head out to breakfast with my friends and return to the best times of my childhood. We head over to one of our houses and first, put on our snow pants and gloves. Then, we spend the rest of the morning sledding down the hill behind my friend’s house. We make a snow fort, and have an epic snowball fight for the rest of the day. There’s nothing better than a good snowball fight with your best pals. Then, we finish the day sipping piping hut cups of hot chocolate, wrapped in our furriest of blankets, watching some of our favorite movies. Snow days really are my favorite days of the year.