Our First and Last Winter Adventure


This year's winter cycle was a little unpredictable--snow one day then rain the next.  The constant mild temperatures in between the "snow storms" kept us from being able to go outside to sled, make snow angels, etc. etc .

Finally, just before February vacation, we were hit with about 13 inches of snow that actually lasted for a few days.  We had to act fast because 60 degree temperatures were slated for the weekend.  I took Lewie sledding on a Saturday morning (at our usual spot) before the snow went into a major melt-down.  Then, on Monday, we drove an hour an a half to a ski resort where they make their own snow, so we could get one day in of snow tubing.  It was both our first and our last day to enjoy the winter.

After a day of sledding on Saturday at our "usual" place, we all decided to go snow tubing at a real ski resort on Monday. Thank goodness they were still making snow!  The snow tubing was a little icy in some areas since temperatures were well into the 50's....

Snow Tubing at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA

Can you see the "icy" look to the snow?  The snow tubing was FAST!

We had a lot of time to take pictures since it seemed that everyone chose to go snow tubing
during the long holiday weekend.

Ready, set, go!!!

Having a bite to eat and a bathroom break before heading home....

I am so glad we were able to get some snow tubing in during Lewie's shortened February vacation.  It was our first time traveling to Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA,, and the ride was absolutely gorgeous--no traffic, just miles and miles of beautiful woods and farmland.  We had so much fun, we made a promise to ourselves to go every year.

Now, only a week later, (with 70 degree temperatures) there is no snow left in sight.  It appears that spring is just around the corner.


  1. Zachary and I were just talking about whether we should go snow tubing. It looks like fun!

  2. Looks like so much fun! I have never done any winter outdoor activity like snow tubing or skiiing. I totally have to now!

  3. That snow tube hill looks epic! Happy to hear you all got at least one big storm!


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