Carolyn’s Online Magazine
LIGONIER’S 2016 ICE FEST
The ski resorts in southwestern Pennsylvania were concerned they’d bomb during the 2015-2016 winter season. After all, the December spring fooled unseasonal flowers that started blooming. Then on January 13 winter bore down: cold and snow. But insufficient to nurture a great ski season.
About 3:00 p. m., January 22nd , winter storm Jonas hit Ligonier Valley and the Laurel Highlands,. During 24 hours a continuous snowfall dropped 21 inches of snow at our home. Then again, we live in the mountain foothills—the mountaintops received up to 30 inches.
The Ligonier Ice Fest was scheduled for the 23rd and 24th . For a quarter century it’s depended on the weather. Although Storm Jonas caused cancellation of activities on the 23rd, blue skies and cold weather arrived on the 24th. The Ice Fest was on.
And, as I hear told, the ski slopes can begin their winter recreational activities.
For me, Storm Jonas and the Ice Fest marked the transition into real winter. Photos of Storm Jonas are located @ First snow brings optimism.
Below are pictures of some of the 50 the ice sculptures in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
The WordPress photo prompt for November 27, 2015, is share an image that depicts transition.