Tomorrow (January 30th) something very rare will happen, apart from getting our first big snow storm of 2014, we will have the second New Moon in the same month, which is known as a Black Moon. The Black Moon is said to appear much bigger in the sky, but hopefully we won’t even be able to see it through the storm clouds! This omen for change will arrive just as the storm door opens, so be patient....the snow will come! Even the moon is alligning to ensure it dumps!
The snow levels are expected to start pretty high up at 8500+ feet, but forecasts are calling for temps to drop late this evening, and then the snow levels should drop down to lake level pretty quick. With our base located along the crest, sitting just above 6800, we’re expecting a good foot or two of snow to pile up over the next couple days.
To make sure we get the most out of this snow storm, I’ve put together some of my personal snow day superstitions. You hear it all the time, get your snow dance on, belt out a snow call and wash your car, but there’s more that you could be doing to inspire the snow gods to dump copious amounts of pow on our mountains…
- Make Plans! The most fail-proof way to guarantee snow is to make big plans for vacation, or plan a big outdoor picnic. The more activities you plan that would be hindered by a winter storm, the more snow Mother Nature will deliver!
- Stack those Benjamins – eerr well Abraham’s! Just when you thought pennies were useless, they actually help to bring the pow! If you stack them high on every window sill, it will inspire Ullr deliver the goods. Every penny is said to bring in one inch so stack ‘em high and pray for snow!
- Turn Your PJs All Around! By rocking your PJ’s inside out and backwards tonight, it will let the snow gods know that you’re ready to party, in the snow! Sport two different colored socks if you feel like taking this to the extreme!
- Get All Your Homework/Chores Done! Alright, so this last one isn’t a superstition but it’s a great tip. When you wake up in the morning with tons of fresh snow and no work lined up, you’ll be free to shred all day long. You’re welcome ;)
I’ve been taking part in most of these rituals since early childhood, so join me in doing all that we can to inspire the snow gods! Don’t stop dancing and stay tuned to our web cams to see the snow pile up!