The cold go snowboarding, although that's not the course of action being recommended by most local weathermen right about now. In fact, this morning I'm pretty sure I heard one TV weather-reader flat out tell the audience, "You're all going to die!" Ok, maybe not, but the media coverage surrounding the current outbreak of arctic air across the U.S. has been sensational to say the least.
True, it's cold. Really cold. Going to work this morning in Connecticut, my car's thermometer hovered around -10 degrees. I'm currently holding the fort down at the About.com Snowboarding Weekend H.Q. in Vermont, where the temperature is a relatively balmy 1 degree, with temps expected to fall towards -9 sometime overnight. So am I planning on staying indoors on what's looking to be a typical Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend? Of course not! I'm going to bundle up, dress properly, and head on out to enjoy the TONS of SNOW the Vermont slopes have to offer this weekend!
If you're concerned about the cold, take a look at my tips on Dressing Properly for Snowboarding, and remember to take frequent hot chocolate breaks...but above all, ENJOY THE SNOW this holiday weekend!