Well we made it… out that is, and it was touch and go there for awhile.  After a failed attempt Friday night to leave, Mr Weiss and I DUG ourselves out from the aftermath of “February Fury” , is what the local ski mountain called it.  When it was finally over we received a whopping six feet of snow in three days and when people could finally venture out, everyone was pretty much shell shocked and nobody could say they had seen the likes of this before.

Living on a private road, we finally realized how lucky we have been with our neighbor plowing but as luck would NOT have it, his massive farm tractor/plow broke down the day,  leaving us all (well all three houses)  stranded.

The pictures that I have already posted seem like kinda a joke now compared to what we eventually ended up with and this is what we had to deal with to get out….

see those faint posts sticking out near the tree line… that’s my garden fence, they are 5 foot posts.

oh dear, the trailer looking completely laden down.

Mr Weiss walking along our “path” we forged from the house to the car, keep in mind that he is standing on about 3 feet of hard packed snow.

this where we dug the car out of…

this took most of the morning (and part of Friday night) to get the car onto the road.

We got lucky as another tractor came in to see if they could fix the neighbors snow plow and he made a small pathway in that we dug down further and got out… talk about an advertisement for SUBARU, this car rocked!

we shoveled in about 10 feet increments in front of the car to get through…

the very last part just before making it onto the town plowed road…

we made it! I would not be exaggerating if I was to confess I actually cried with relief when we got out.  I know I know, whimpy, trust me I did think there would be nothing more exciting than really being  “snowed in”  BUT I HAD to get back to NYC for work engagements and didn’t realize how stressful it was until the light at the end of the tunnel (literally) shone.  The real tragedy in all this was that we couldn’t even get to Belleayre Mountain to enjoy the full benefits of snowboarding on POWDER… and tones of it… now that’s enough to CRY over for sure.

First order of business come spring…. A MASSIVE KICK ASS SNOW BLOWER!



  1. Mame Johnston
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    These are quite amazing! Did anybody check on Olive at the end of the road? I know she also has a Subaru, but wondered how she made out in the storms. Perhaps you know?

  2. rosie
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    wow snow…want to try this?we attached a tow rope to the back of the car and I skied to the local bar, tiring but good laugh, you could surf back to NYC xx

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

      i am so going to do that!

  3. Jill
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    WOW, what awesome photos! It really looked scary, now I can see just how much was missing from the slopes at the Olympics! Glad you all Ok

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