Sorry to hear some areas still haven't got much snow, I was under the impression it was better in the USA/Canada this winter .... we had a much better autumn this year in Sweden, and some people were riding by December. Week up to Xmas was best but it was mostly powder all the way. The ices were on the way, and then it rained for 3 days between Xmas and NY .... has snowed some more since then, so now we have excellent hero snow
But the ices have not fully recoverered, some lakes OK, some not.
We took the sleds out for the first time today, anxious to see if my b/f would be OK riding, after a v bad accident in early June, that left him with multiple fractures to his right leg and ankle. It was -20C and we hadn't started the sleds since mid Oct, so they were having none of it, but a heat gun soon brought some life back to them
Snow depth at the cabin about 50cm. Which I think is about a foot and a half?? Just went for a short spin, there were tracks going out over the middle of the ice on the lake below the cabin but we kept to the edge just in case. No water on the ice at least.
Might go out again tomorrow as the forecast is for sun (as today) but "only" -15C. And if it stays cold all week, the lakes should be good to go for a longer ride next weekend
Wishing you all a snowy 2013