A trip this week to work on the next freelance story for Central New York: The Good Life magazine took me some 20 miles southeast of Syracuse to Toggenburg, a ski complex n Fabius, N.Y.
My piece for the March/April edition will not be about skiing.
Nevertheless, it was impossible not to notice that right now in mid-December, these slopes are quite naked.
No snow on the mountain. No skiers on the several hills, expert to beginners.
I grabbed my iPhone 6 and walked around the property, outside and in.
You see, the place already has been open for two weeks, I’ve been informed. The Foggy Goggle restaurant and pub is welcoming guests Thursday through Saturday. Food and drink are available for purchase. The camaraderie is free. I’ve been. It’s a cool place. No pun intended.
And, having lived here in Central New York since 1983, I’m fairly certain that soon enough, a line will form at the lift ticket window above. Temperatures will fall. Snow will follow.
Do you ski or snow board or tube ride? Which of the three do you or would you prefer and why? What would you like to drink and eat in a ski lodge restaurant/pub, and why?