So, You Think You Know Snow?


Megan Mitchell, Op-Ed editor


I love the snow. I know that a lot of people complain about the bitterly cold weather, the ice, and shoveling their driveways, but the upside to this is a beautiful, white, sparkly layer of fresh snow on the ground. Sunlight hitting untouched snow is stunning, but it doesn’t stay that way for long. Sledding, skiing, snowmen, and snowball fights are all fun activities to do in the snow. And of course, everyone loves a white Christmas.


I don’t think anyone can deny that snow isn’t beautiful. Nature photographers, take notes! If you don’t take a picture of trees with snow on them or animal tracks in the snow, what are you doing?


Skiing is one of the most popular activities to do in the snow. I myself am a cross country skier, which means I do not ski down slopes but rather on mostly flat land (the key words here are cross country). I do get teased a little bit because some people don’t consider it “real skiing”, but trust me when I say that none of you want to see me ski down a hill…even some of the small hills on a cross country course have gone horribly wrong.

As most of you probably know, we used to have KDA, filled with kids who love to ski (read Ava’s article about KDA here).

“My favorite thing to do in the snow is go skiing,” said senior Jeannine Eichenlaub.

Skiing was not the only activity that kids enjoy in the snow.

“My favorite thing to do in the snow is go snowboarding,” said sophomore Lindsey Greb.

I have never tried snowboarding, but I would like to. There’s an old episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians that I saw, and they went snowboarding and ever since then I’ve been intrigued.


Which states get the most snow? According to World Population Review, Vermont is the state that gets the most snow. Surprising, isn’t it? I would’ve guessed that Minnesota, but Minnesota isn’t even in the top ten (it’s number eleven). After Vermont falls Maine, then New Hampshire, Colorado, and Alaska as number five. It’s not surprising that Hawaii falls last.

Has Hawaii ever gotten snow? Actually, yes. They have gotten a small amount of snow on the tops of their tallest volcanos, according to The Weather Channel.


Now, there are some people that are not snow people. English teacher Mrs. Lentz would rather stay inside with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate when it snows than go outside and get cold “on purpose”. All I can say is drink your warm cup of coffee/hot chocolate after you go outside and get cold. Take some picture, ski down some hills, and enjoy it while it lasts.