Spring time???!!

SpuddySpuddy Posts: 128 Baller
So way up here in Canada we’re supposed to be looking forward to some slightly warmer weather this time of year! Most years I can hope to get out skiing for a set at the end of April or early May, well today we had a serious ice storm with high wind which split a tree that ended up on our boat lift!! I guess the silver lining is that the boat was not sitting in it!


  • Fam-manFam-man Posts: 166 Baller
    @Spuddy sorry to see that. Slow going in Alberta, we are still frozen over!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,895 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Um...you have open water in Canada? We have 2 feet of ice west of Minneapolis and just got buried in snow...again! Last year ice was "out" March 1 will be lucky to see it by May 1 this year.
    Having said that sorry about your boat lift.
    Last winter we had a very rare big south wind...flipped up our trampoline into our boat lift on our yard...the big sail drove it across our yard into our house. Damage all around under very strange circumstances. Good news is it just missed our bedroom window that night which would have been a particularly more rude awakening than the one we got.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • SpuddySpuddy Posts: 128 Baller
    Yeah has been open for about a week. Haha we are likely much further south than you are in MN! It does look like a daunting task to get the lift back upright and then get an idea of any damage that is done.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 989 Crazy Baller
    Where are you in Canada to have open water ?
  • SpuddySpuddy Posts: 128 Baller
    It’s about 180 km east of Toronto
  • AndreAndre Posts: 989 Crazy Baller
    You're on the river ?
    (Doesn't look like it...)
  • SpuddySpuddy Posts: 128 Baller
    Nope it’s not a river, it’s a relatively small lake. Ice went out about a week ago.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,658 Mega Baller
    We have open water but it has still been cold. It is 36* and very windy here today. Not encouraging to go get wet.
    Mark Shaffer
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 907 Mega Baller
    30 inches of fresh snow up at the lake in Wisconsin. Blizzard conditions, and the worst blizzard in that part of WI since the 1800s.

    Oh, and the roof of a hotel caved in in Green Bay. Fortunately no injuries as it didn't happen in one big crash.
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,029 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Our lake is still frozen. Son's school is closed today here in Toronto because of the ice storm. Just saw a piece on the local news that thousands of people are stranded at the airport. something like 40,000 people without power in southern Ontario.
  • FraserFraser Posts: 33 Baller
    Yikes! Hopefully everyone is OK in the storm areas. We have snow today in Alberta, and then fingers crossed, what looks like a change in temperature that might help get the ice off the lakes in 2-3 weeks. Not holding my breath on a warm spring...
  • DGravelleDGravelle Posts: 25 Baller
    spuddy where do you live I'm in that same area east of Toronto always good to know people into the sport. just in case in need of a ski partner
  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 116 Baller
    10-20cm of snow in Calgary today.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 128 Baller
    Christina Lake BC - Water was open end of 3rd week in March. Weather has been wet and cold since then so it's been near impossible to get out. It would be easier to take if it was still frozen over.
  • adkh2oskieradkh2oskier Posts: 130 Baller
    Still snowing here in the Adirondacks, lake is still 90% frozen. Going for a Cross Country ski after work again today. Oh well, good way to keep the Cardio conditioning going before H2O ski season starts. Might even break 40 degrees by Saturday. One more weekend of lift served snow skiing at Whiteface, might even actually resemble spring skiing, pond skimming Saturday am assuming they can break the ice cover off first.
  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 247 Baller
    Snow forecast for this evening again here in the Chicago area. I just keep telling myself... only two more years until we move south, only two more years until we move south...
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  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    "It’s about 180 km east of Toronto" Isn't that where Santa Claus lives?
    I ski, therefore I am
  • SpuddySpuddy Posts: 128 Baller
    @Brady it’s around there! Santa’s sleigh tracks really well through the course!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,658 Mega Baller
    Winter is coming.
    Mark Shaffer
    Keith MenardBrady
  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 116 Baller
    @Brady @Spuddy. It also has the softest, smallest, and cleanest wake around.
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,638 Crazy Baller
    Fresh snow on our deck yesterday. Just a few random flakes this morning so we're seeing improvements B)
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