Do you enjoy snow? Are you in a country that gets it or no? Do you wish you did

I don't like the snow. - Hills of white snow.
United States
October 8, 2007 9:39am CST
I live in Boston, MA and at one time we would get so much snow we didn't know what to do with it. Now that global warming is happening our snow storms barely exist any more. I personally am not a huge fan of snow and could never understand the people who like to ski or go snowmobile riding. To me you just get very cold and often times very wet. That seems very uncomfortable to me and I don't know why anyone would want to do it. I'm sure it's a lot of fun but to me personally I never appreciated it. Do you live in a country where it snows? Do you get out and enjoy it or just look at it from your window? If your country doesn't get any snow do you wish it did? Do you try to go to a country that does just for the experience?
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47 responses
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
8 Oct 07
I live in Houghton, MI. We get over 300 inches of snow. I once lived above a theater here, and we could have stepped off the marquee onto the snow had we wanted to, at one point in the winter. *sighs* I get sick of snow. It's pretty when it first comes. It's refreshing and beautiful. And then as the winter wears on, it's gray and dirty. It's a mess everywhere, and you have to slog through it to get anywhere. It makes walking anywhere many times harder than it should be, and it leaves you chilled to the bone and soaking by the time you reach your destination. I am sick of snow long before it is gone. I'd be happy if the snow melted in January, just after Winter Carnival (which includes snow statues that are sometimes the size of buildings). I love Winter Carnival, but I'd be happy if it would be the end of winter, instead of sometimes having snow through May.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Here in Minnesota in 1991 on Halloween day we recieved 4 feet of snow in a days time. Less than 24 hours. Was beautiful. The city of Minneapolis closed down due to traffic not being able to move. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
8 Oct 07
That's the thing, stuff never closes here, no matter how much snow there is. The bank where I work supposedly last closed because of snow sometime around the time I was born. =p
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• United States
9 Oct 07
I knew I would hear from Grandpa Bob on this one because for some reason I remember where he lives. I was even thinking of you Grandpa Bob while I was writing. You seem to get the winter snows that we used to get here in the NE a long time ago. Since it hasn't been that bad businesses seldom close down now but there was a time when the whole city of Boston would.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
I live in the Philippines, here in Asia. We have tropical weather here, where we call storms as monsson and we only two seasons which are hot and cold. I sometimes fantasize of snow, wondering what's the feeling to experience having them. The weather now brings strange climate changes, it seems that we really need to step up and avoid more of using appliances and things that are not ozone-friendly!:(
• United States
9 Oct 07
I think I could appreciate a more tropical climate as long as I had AC! As for the climate changes and ozone do you know how many years we have been doing this? I started not using aerosol products 30 years ago to "help save" the ozone. How long does it take I wonder to get back to where it's supposed to be?
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
I believe there's nothing we could do to restore the gap in our ozone layer, but yes, we could atleast do our share to help prevent it from damaging more. We don't have AC, we only use fan here and a little bit of improvising stuffs for us to enjoy summer..
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Oct 07
I do think the snow is nice to look at, ctry, but getting out in it is entirely different. I used to love the snow. Growing up in the south, we did not get a lot of snow during the winter. When I moved back to the midwest there was a huge change in the amount of snow I would get to see. It was fun to get out with my kids and play in the snow when they were young-and the cold didn't bother me as much. As I've gotten older though I find it harder to take the cold weather and snow. Now I rarely even go outside when it snows. I dislike the ice even more.
• United States
9 Oct 07
lol...I just said that in the previous post. As I get older I hate the snow even more but it was fun when my kids were young and I could go out and play with them. Now I go out with my granddaughter once in a great while and try to enjoy it with her.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Oh, I love snow - when I'm setting inside with a fire in the fireplace, a good book to read, and watching it snow through a window :) I'm in Michigan and we get a good share of snow in the winter - don't like the bad roads when it snows or how it looks after the plows, traffic, and thaws have turned it dirty brown.
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• United States
9 Oct 07
To me it's the way that beautiful snow looks by the end of the day that's depressing. Here it gets all brown and slushy from the cars and plows. I just hate that.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
8 Oct 07
As a child I loved Snow! Here in Maryland we don't get a ton but we've had some blizzards over time. You got a day off school and you got to play around in the snow all day! Snow ROCKED! When I was in 6th grade, early mid 90's, we had a horrible snow storm that caused us to take all our snow days PLUS some. So we had to go to school earlier and stay later to make up for all the days missed from school. That SUCKED! and then I grew up and I worked in retail and retail doesn't close! they think people still will go out and get stuff even if we're in a state of emergency blizzard! Now I work for the library and unless we get a state of emergency blizzard, we never close. Heck, we're right next to the court houses and even if the courts are closed...we're still open. Apparently the Library director thinks that the library is too important to close for a snow day.
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• United States
9 Oct 07
Don't all kids love those snow days? But using them all up and having to stay in school later in the summer does stink!
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
8 Oct 07
I have seen snow..! Its really cool!! I live in India the state where I live does not get snow!! but some states of my country gets heavy snow fall!! So I once got to see snow fall, its damn romantic thing in this world...!! but we faced a little problem here.. Actually the snow fall was very heavy so roads where completely blocked for vehicals..!! So in that snow fall we actually climbed 3 kilometers in that road on foot leaving our car on the road itself!!! To reach our hotel and that too with loads of luggage with us..!! hell unromantic..lol My mom broke down and I just kind of dragged her to the hotel ..and our hand also went all numb and senseless..! On top of all this we got stuck in hotel itself for 3 days without lights and telephone!! But still the over all experience was quite fun and I loved it. I would love to go there again!! :)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Well, I would say you didn't experience the best of snowstorms considering your situation but it sure sounds like you had quite the adventure. Your poor mom!
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@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
8 Oct 07
I live in a country where it doesn´t snow very often. Here in Brasil we get some snow just in the south for one or two days. It is a very small amount. Because of that snowing is something that we want to see. Of course I understand the problems that come with it, but the though of it is very appealing.
• United States
9 Oct 07
I have to admit that watching new fallen snow is something to see since it's really very beautiful to look at. The problems it causes is another story especially in a place where people are not used to getting around in it.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Oct 07
I live in Minnesota. We still get the huge snowstorms even with this so called "global warming". I like the snow & cold as I can always add another layer of clothes for warmth and to keep me dry. In the heat of summer I can only take off so much clothing. HAHA! The weather here has changed and we are finally getting the cool crisp fall air. Saturday it was 87, Sunday it was 83. Both days were very humid as well. Today it is only 53. Yippeeee!!! "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
9 Oct 07
I've been waiting for your response...lol....You are so right about the summer and "only taking off so much"....I hate having to dress in layers it's so uncomfortable for me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Oct 07
YIKES! I guess I am popular here as of late. You're not the first to say they were waiting for a response from me. But taking off too much can get one in trouble when in public. HAHAHA!! No I haven't done that. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
9 Oct 07
Of course we all miss your discussions when your not around. I think I especially miss those lovely pictures you have for us.
• Canada
8 Oct 07
We get lots of snow here. In fact half of year we have snow - and I can't stand it. It's just so cold and miserable. I'm sick of having to clear the snow and scrap the ice off my car. The snow blows into the road, and cars are continuously getting stuck (mine included). I just bought snow tires for my new car yesterday in preparation for winter. We've probably got less than a month before the snow hits. My husband can't wait for winter though, because he's a snowboarder. He's already itching to hit the slopes. I'm not into snowboarding or skiing though, so I would much prefer to skip the snow altogether!
• United States
9 Oct 07
Not having a car I'm happy that I don't have to do all that scraping and snow cleaing. It's been a long time but I remember it soooooo well. I'm sure your husband just can't wait to get out there on his snowboard and skis.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
8 Oct 07
Hi Ctrymuziklvr, and you're right on the spot about the change in climate and the warming up. We don't have snow in The netherlands for the last several years and I don't like it. Snow is good for the plants, is pretty to look at, even tthough for the people on the ways could be a bother and a trouble. I enjoy snow when being in the mountains. It's not like you are saying, that it means only getting cold and wet, because depending on where you are - you can have great sunny days and enjoy snowboading, or skying greatly. Than again, different people like different things, but I am so sorry that the Earth is paying us back for what we have done with her and keep doing - revenging big time :( TheFortunes
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• United States
9 Oct 07
Good way to put it. Mother earth is certainly paying us back!
@rosie_123 (6118)
8 Oct 07
Snow - Snow from kitchen window.
Oh I love it - absolutely love it:-)) I live in England, where we usually get some snow each year, though not as much as in Canada or some parts of the States. There is something so beautiful and peaceful about it - I love to look out of my window first thing in the morning and see my garden blanketed in white. It is so quiet and peaceful and ethereal somehow. And despite the fact I am no longer a "spring chicken" I also love to go outside and "play" in it. I even build a snowman most years in my garden! I used to go ski-ing - not so much now I am older, but I still enjoy watching the Winter Sports on Tv. So - yes - I am a snow fan - can't wait until my garden looks like the attached picture again. This was taken in February this year.
• United States
9 Oct 07
You are so right! First thing in the morning is the best time to take a look at the snow outside from a warm room. Thinking about going out in it is another story isn't it?
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
8 Oct 07
My son loves the snow. We are in DC and it snowed last year and we spent many mornings outside playing in the snow - first time for my son to touch it. It was fun BUT cold for me haha1
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• United States
9 Oct 07
There's nothing like the first time a child experiences snow is there? I loved my kids first time and still remember them.
• United States
9 Oct 07
I live in Northern Virginia and I hate the snow. Here we could get a lot of snow, it all depends on the year.One year we got a foot of snow and other years we got about a inch or two. But when we get snow, it is terrible because everything, and I mean everything shuts down. Schools, businesses everything.It was good when I was in school but now I am stuck at home.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
I live in a tropical country, the Philippines so we never really experience snow in our country. Although I do not also understand some people's fascination with it. I know a lot of friends and acquaintance who would like to experience snow and some who go abroad says snow is one thing they would like to experience. Well, to each his own I guess.
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• China
9 Oct 07
it is nice to see snow in my chirldhood. i don't why i like it. maybe it is unusual. when i see snow is blowed down in the first evening, i can't help to sleep with exited. and i wake up early the next morning. i know there is much snow. i play with snow. i like snow .but as you know there is snow-blind in the place where there is only snow. i like snow in my home town for it is not very much and there is nothing i have to do at home.
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@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
I guess it all depends how you look at it but Im from Canada so we always get snow every year. I personally don't mind snow because of all the activities you can do in it. Sleding, skiing, snowboarding, skidoo, snowball fights and especially Christmas sleigh rides. Although over the years like you said yourself global warming is now effecting it every where. We used to get pile of snow every year sometimes so much you could'nt even open the door till the streets where cleaned but now a days you don't get all that much. So overall I guess I don't really mind snow.
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@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
I live in a part of Canada that gets alot of snow and very cold winters. I hate it. I don't like being cold and I don't understang why people would do it on purpose. Of course we do get some nice winter days that I like to go skating on, but I know people that go camping in winter. Why would you want to torture yourself like that? I would perfer to be on the beach somewhere than trudging through the snow.
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• United States
9 Oct 07
I would love to live in Montana where it snows. It is so beautiful up there, and having lived in the south al my life, it would probably kill me. My husband and I have thought about moving to the Billings area where he lived a few years ago, but we haven't made a firm decision as of yet. What little snow I have seen, I have loved!
@terrych (1227)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I live in florida now, so not snow at all, but I am from Chile, and some places in there get snow... I was lucky to live for 2 years in one of those places, I think snow is beautiful and fun, but not for everyday.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I live in NY State and I can remember when we had eight feet of snow once when I was a kid. I can remember making tonnel caves as a kid. But now, we get a few inches and that's about it. Then we get sub-zero weather and our pipes aren't insulated with snow, so they freeze. Many people have heat tapes on them. Last year we got snow in January,and one year, I think it was February. Used to be snow from after Thanksgiving until May. I remember a NorEaster June 19th one year even! I went snowshoeing in June!. Take care