Do you like snow?

Winter in Alaska - Winter in Alaska is beautiful!
United States
March 12, 2010 11:06am CST
I live in Alaska and we have plenty of snow. I have found that people either love it or hate it. How about you? We have a very long winter here...it starts in early October and lasts until mid-April. We often have dumps of snow in the 'feet' and have lots to play in. We laugh sometimes when we watch the national news and cities are practically shut down after a snow of 6-12 inches. I am not belittling the effects of the storms on cities not prepared or not used to snow, we just see it as humorous. Is your city prepared for a snowstorm? the ak man
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
12 Mar 10
I hate the snow, that's why I live in southern NM. And because we only have about one snow a year (except for this year, we had over a dozen), the city/county are only minimally prepared. They do a decent job when it snows. But our city/county do shut down when there's less than 6 inches of snow. Because I'm originally from South Dakota and know how to drive in snow, I do think it's somewhat humorous that they shut down. But then if you saw how some people drive in snow down here, you'd shut the city/county down too.
• United States
16 Mar 10
I agree on the humor of winter driving. At least you have the background if you do ever get snow. I am not sure that I could live without it. NM is a place I have often thought of if I was to ever relocate out of Alaska. Is it true that in the mountains there is significant snow?
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
16 Mar 10
NM has a lot of mountains; we have the southern end of the Rockies. If I want to go snowskiing, I could go 2 hours to my east and be skiing. But then at the same time, I could go an hour north and be waterskiing, which I prefer. I live up against the Organ Mountains. There's still snow on them and our last snow was about a month ago. In northern NM, there's even more mountains...and snow.
• United States
17 Mar 10
Thanks for the info.... As I have heard, beautiful I am sure! Best of both worlds it sounds like!
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
There is no snow in our country as we have tropical weather here. It would be amazing for me if I will experience setting foot on a snow. But having snows for many months will not be cool for me anymore. I still love our weather in our country although I would someday experience a winter. Hope to be in a country where there is snow.. ..
• United States
16 Mar 10
Tropical sure sounds right about now. It is 12 degrees and pretty windy today. I hope you get the chance some time to experience the joy of winter. I wonder what percentage of the earth gets snow or never gets snow? new discussion I am thinking
• United States
13 Mar 10
I don't like the snow at all. not in the amounts of a foot of snow at a time. I mainly went to NC to get away from all that crap. I'm happy though that it's a once in a bluemoon type of deal.
• United States
16 Mar 10
I often want to escape winter! I think what I should do is plan a vacation at the end of each winter to get away.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Mar 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I do not like the snow so much. For me, I think if it snows , the weather will a little cold for me, then what will be the next is that I need to wear more clothes and keep doing something else. I do not like the feeling as it is. So when the snow comes, I just usually sttay at home to enjoy the warm of my home.
• United States
16 Mar 10
Does it snow much where you are from? I think we are all in agreement that the snow is fine as long as we can retreat to our warm and cozy houses when we are ready
@edu4625 (188)
• United States
13 Mar 10
I like snow when I can stay indoors and look at it with a cup of warm hot chocolate in my hands or a good book. I am not fond of snow when I have to go to work or outside and it is difficult to travel or get where I'm going because of the snow. I think snow is more treacherous for places that don't get it that often or only for a season. They're not built to accomodate this type of weather and it can put a real damper on things.
• United States
16 Mar 10
I agree that the less snow you get, the more unprepared you are. We drive and deal with snow all the time, everyday. We are to say the least, very comfortable conducting our daily routine in it and it seldom seems to disrupt it too much. I forget sometimes that we are so very prepared. Thanks for the reminder.
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
12 Mar 10
I like Snow, But I am From Karachi, Pakistan. I Never ever watch snowfall in my life, if stupid media stop propaganda's against my country soon, i watch one, Becuase No country allowed Pakistanis to enter in.
• United States
16 Mar 10
tushavi I truly hope that some day you get to experience snow. It is wonderful! It brings out the kid in everyone. best to you
@clipsal (160)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 10
the snow is so fun when it's an exception and you don't *have* to rush around or be anywhere quickly. what this means to me: 1. the best kind of snow is that to which you travel 2. a close second is the kind that only comes once or twice a year - especially if it comes around the holidays 3. shoveling, scraping, or generally having to deal with the snow is not fun 4. it's generally fun to sit inside, with a fire and/or the heat on and watch the huge snowflakes cover the outside
• United States
16 Mar 10
Great response - thank you! 1. I agree that some of our best snow is in the mountains which we need to travel to 2. Holiday snow is awesome and makes the scene perfect! 3. Inconvenience of snow is definitely an issue, some days more than others 4. Inside in the warmth on a cold snowy day is very nice indeed. I think it is even better after being outside playing and ending the day in warm, cozy relaxation
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
12 Mar 10
1st off let me tell you i LOVE ALASKA my favorite vacation spot. yes i like the snow but it seems the older i get the more i hate the cold weather, thats why i moved to Florida, i loved skiing thru the power. we had a frost here in florida, just a frost, and they closed the airports, so if it ever does snow where im located on the west coast believe me when i tell ya, things would come to a standstill. i was born and raised in the ramapo mt's of n.e. new jersey on the ny state border so we always had our share of some great snow storms then we'd get the bota bags and hit the slopes.
• United States
16 Mar 10
Thanks for loving Alaska! It is a great place!! I also am finding that the older I get, the less I love the snow. I think it is some of the inconveniences that are associated with snow that I enjoy less and less. But I am still a kid at heart and I still love to play in the snow with my kids. After a day of play though, I sure feel it more and more each year in the joints and muscles.
@champan (513)
• Argentina
12 Mar 10
Wow, i always loved Alaska.Its pretty nice,right?? I love snow. In fact, i think i would like to move to a colder area when i finish my studies. Here in Buenos Aires(Arg) we are not prepared for a snowstorm , we only have once little snowfall 3 years ago.
• United States
16 Mar 10
Most people who have lived in warmer climates don't really like Alaska. It is so different for them. Why would you want to move to a colder area if you are in warm now. I often think about moving to a warmer part of the US, especially towards the end of our winter, since it is so long.
@ptrikha_2 (10162)
• India
10 Dec 10
I have been once to a place where it snowed. It was in Feb 2008. I liked the experience very much and would like to go to such a place again. And no, our city does not have any snow or snowstorms.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 10
One winter I traveled to Bavaria in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The landscape was covered in snow and it looked really picturesque. The trains ran on time and it was pleasant traveling around those countries. It was bitterly cold weather and it made me feel very miserably cold at times. In my home country I used to live in a county. Most years we got some snow in the winter time. It lasted for a few days and caused almost everything to shut down until the weather improved. I moved five years ago to another county. I live on the edge of a coastal town. I have only seen it snow once here and that was a surprise. Again it caused havoc and most schools were closed when the snow was deep. I like snow for the novelty factor. I think a snowy landscape looks pretty. I don't enjoy my hands and feet feeling icy. Winter is my least favorite season. I adore the summer and the hot weather. I would say I like snow but only once a year. My home country has four seasons and I like the warmer months. I can put up with snow for a few days in my home country. When I am traveling snows makes the scene even more beautiful. In that case I am happy to have lots of snow.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
2 Apr 10
This year we have had a lot of snow in Denmark. It started in December and lasted until the end of March. Some years we only get snow in January or Febrary, so compared to that it has lasted much longer this year. We had a white christmas this year, and it was very beautiful, but the snow also created a lot of problems, and it made driving very difficult. In my family there were 3 car accidents this winter. My husband, my brother and my father all got involved in accidents because of the snow, fortuneately they didn't get injured, but the cars were damaged. One day I took the dog for a walk in the snow and the roads were very slippery. I tripped and hurt my back pretty badly, so the snow has caused quite a few problems, and I was happy when it finally disappeared.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
14 Mar 10
I would rather live where they is snow that have to face Hurricanes. I like to live where we have four distinct seasons.
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
13 Mar 10
Hello theakman, I love snow.......first 12 years of my life where lucky to have their roots in Kashmir, in India. Kashmir is called heaven on the earth. Winters in Kashmir are very cold and snowy. Since we were just children, it was fun to play in the snow and make snowman and long holidays from school, and santa clause, and Christmas bells....... overall I think it is fun to have snow in your country. Unfortunately, now I have not seen snow for nearly 30 years and I really miss it. I think any kind of nature has its advantages and disadvantage, but still any gift of God is beautiful.
• Hong Kong
13 Mar 10
plenty of snow wow i think that is too fun... but i think somehow of snowing to be a miracle in these tropical country i am living pearl of the east, i want to experience snowing maybe i just go to yours someday..
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Mar 10
I like the snow, but not all at once. Snow is so pretty and glistening. It is such a wonderful part od the winter season. I f only we could control the amounts of snowfALL, THAT would be heavenly.
@dedeerik (20)
• Indonesia
13 Mar 10
wow, my city there is no snow, and its seems there will be no rain or snow storm, because i live in tropical countries there are only two seasons, the rainy season and dry season. i want to know what its feel like snow, but a lot of movies i have seen snow like it was very enjoyable.
@adamc151 (479)
13 Mar 10
Yes i love snow. I live in England and the past couple of months we've had an unusual amount of snow for our country and some people got quite fed up about it but not me. I think its great, went sledding loads of times, days off college...its great :)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 10
i like snow since i was child but never experienced it because of my country's location and i never went to any snow country. but i'm hoping that i could visit any country that has snow session someday. for now, i just can watch others playing snow in television.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
For me in our country Philippines we don't have a snow we only have the cold winter like about 20degree of the weather. I don't know if I like it to have but definitely like it to see.