It happened this morning: -6 Celsius/21 Fahrenheit, no wind, beautiful sky. As I was walking across campus, I kept taking off accessoires that have become my standard attire: gloves, scarf around face, hat. Yes, at -6Celsius I start feeling warm nowadays. I am so glad our human bodies are as amenable as they are.
Boston has been creepy cold, we have gone more than 40days without a day above 0 degrees. Just with everything in live, it depends on the perspective, and mine changed after a marvellous skiing weekend in Quebec Canada, with windchill temperatures of -35 Celsius/-31 Fahrenheit.
Here are some impressions of the sunny side of this splendid winter wonderland that I am currently living in. (By the way, don’t be fooled by this happy note. As you might have noticed, my last post was a while ago. I had to hibernate for a while because this weather is making daily life considerably harder: my daily walk to the T station is more like an outdoor trek and my hands are constantly bleeding, even though I am moisturizing like crazy. ButI did not want to bother you with yet another bad mood-post, so I simply waited for the sun to cheer me up)
This is Mt. Tremblant Base Station, a cute town centre
Favourite food on the mountaintop: Poutine. French fries, cheese and gravy
When we were in Canada, we celebrated Hockey Day Canada with our Canadian friends. On that day, all Canadian icehockey teams play eachother
It all looks good in the picture, but, honestly, this selfie caused at least 10minutes of sharp frozen finger pain!
On one side of the mountain, allmost all slopes have glade options.
While we were in Canada, the worst snow storm had hit Boston. When the public transportation system, MBTA announced that they would be on a limited schedule for at least 30 days, this “new” map appeared in the social media.
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