The Smuggler's Notch road has been closed for the season. This is one of the first signs that winter is just around the corner. Of course reaching this conclusion is not much of a leap when it's already snowed enough for a few brave skiers and riders hit the hill. Along with that, temperatures have been cool enough for the Stowe Mountain Resort to have the snow guns going. You can see the mist raise off the top of the Mountain like fog.
The surest sign is my daughters constant praying for snow and praising of her new skis. Oh and how she'll need a helmet this year, so she doesn't knock herself out upon her return to downhill skis from teley after 18 years.
Yes, winter is knocking at the door in Stowe, Vermont. And if the early snow is any signal, we're in for another good year of snow!