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Discussion: Snow!

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-03-10

Mar 11, 2018 4:21 AM # 
Bash:
So jealous. Please keep telling us about it. It’s healthy to cry. :(

I can’t believe all the craziness in Oslo this weekend. That doesn’t fit with my image of Norwegians at all.
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Mar 11, 2018 4:58 PM # 
Cristina:
Drunk Norwegians are a different species from sober ones.

We're supposed to get another 10cm or so of snow tonight, just to make sure we've got a good meter next to the house.
Mar 12, 2018 3:12 AM # 
Bash:
I'm happy for you. (Said through gritted teeth.)
Mar 12, 2018 8:41 AM # 
Cristina:
We had so much new snow this morning that I had to take Lukas to school in his sled -- no way I could have rolled the stroller through it and it would have been too hard for him to walk in it (even though it's, like, a 300m walk).
Mar 12, 2018 8:59 AM # 
Cristina:
Also, very soon I won't be happy about this. Already two orienteering races that I was considering going to this month have been cancelled because of snow. A lot of our local terrain is under 150cm of snow and we have mostly negative temps on the 10-day forecast, include some days with -13!
Mar 12, 2018 11:56 AM # 
Bash:
We should have booked a trip to Norway this winter! It’s sad here.

I’m surprised Norwegians cancel orienteering races because of snow. In Ontario, the organizers would just send an email recommending snowshoes. :)
Mar 12, 2018 12:01 PM # 
Cristina:
Local races and training events aren't usually cancelled because of snow but I think larger races run up against issues like parking and arena access, which are often in farm fields.

Also, snowshoes? Not a very popular thing here. :-)
Mar 12, 2018 12:05 PM # 
Bash:
Really? Maybe there’s a business opportunity for some enterprising Norwegian. Snowshoe running is growing here. It’s great for winter training for orienteers and runners, especially when ski conditions aren’t the best - if that ever happens.
Mar 12, 2018 12:51 PM # 
Cristina:
I think Norwegians see snowshoes as a tool for accessing mountain terrain that isn't accessible by ski. The hiking trails around Oslo get pretty quickly packed down by walkers and runners after new snow so there's almost always good running here. I'm sure there are people using snowshoes in the forest here but I'm not sure I've ever seen it.
Mar 12, 2018 7:24 PM # 
Samantha:
Races have started to be cancelled here, as we also have tons of snow. Temperatures were just above freezing today so lots of melting. I think it's cozy, and it's still only March. Spring doesn't begin until the end of April :)
Mar 12, 2018 10:15 PM # 
Bash:
...googles flights to Scandinavia...

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