Why We Live Here
Final Thoughts on Life in the Wood River Valley
Photograph: Todd Meier
It's the white stuff that distinguishes these months from the rest.
Time to shake the moth balls off the cashmere, get fitted for the perfect boots, grab a shovel and get the cardio to complement those Pilates drills. It's Scrabble with the family; homemade soup on the stove; friends and your favorite four-leged companion by the fire.
It's the reason why we are strapping on our snowshoes and skis and warming up those sleds—or building a snow box for the derby. It's a ski patroller's raison d'etre, and respected adversary. Finally, it is a sign that the cycle of nature is on track with a promise of a bountiful garden, a hearty river and plenty of anticipation for the coming spring.