When there’s just too much snow

I don’t ever remember a time when there was so much snow that you couldn’t go skiing.

That’s what happened when Connecticut got pounded with a blizzard that buried the state with more than three feet of snow.

All of the state’s ski areas closed Friday and most remained shut down on Saturday because of poor road conditions and the travel ban by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Then there was the work of trying to dig out your car and your driveway. Sunday would have been great day to go skiing, but the work still wasn’t finished.

Finally on Monday, when all the digging out was done there was freezing rain, then just plain rain. On Monday, both Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall and Mount Southington didn’t bother  opening.

Today, things are back in shape with trails groomed, major roads open and parking lots open. Today only: here’s a great deal from Southington: a $20 coupon off a four or eight-hour flex ticket. It must be purchased by 2 p.m. Print it out here. Go for the four-hour ticket, that will bring the price of an adult ticket down to $29 bucks.

Today is Fat Tuesday, traditionally a big party day at ski resorts. Wish I was there, but dealing with this big snow has kept me off the slopes.

No way I’m complaining about this sn0w. For the first time this season, Connecticut got more snow from this storm than the 18 inches Vermont and New Hampshire received.

The snow put all New England and New York ski areas in excellent space for the President’s Week break next week.

In the meantime, Bromley in southern Vermont has a 2-for-1 lift ticket coupon for Valentines Day on Thursday that must be printed by today. Print it out here.

With the coupon, you and your significant other can ski or snowboard for $49. Excellent deal!

Jim Shay