Up here in Northern Michigan, we have not been blessed with a white winter. We got some good dumpage at the beginning of December, but thanks to warm weather and rain, that has been reduced to a few rare, sooty plow-pile remnants. Despite this, the area where I ski patrol has notoriously good snowmaking abilities. They crank the shit out like crazy any time there are temps below 28 degrees. The consistency of manmade snow has improved dramatically over the years, to the point where it's hard to tell the difference once it's all groomed out.
So, tomorrow will be my first day on duty for the season. My cold kept me from going today. Let's hope I don't have to use any of that AED training I got in the off-season.