Exclusive photos from East Coast storm

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 21, 2009 11:48 am

OK, for the record, this is Rhode Island. That little state. Yeah, over there. And these pictures are not just of a parking lot in RI, they’re from a lot near the water–in Newport.

Before you knock RI, know that this writer–a RI native–spent 10 years on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. So it’s not just a sailor’s state. And while Little Rhody isn’t necessarily mountainous, the little state that can, can, can is home to Yawgoo Valley Ski Area–yup, a ski area. You can snowboard there, too.

These photos are care of Adam Marks, an avid skier himself, and big fan of Snowbird, in Utah. Here, Marks is attempting to dig out his car–in RI–wearing goggles. It’s a sight to behold.

Unfortunately, according to Marks, the New England ski areas didn’t fare as well as Rhode Island. Still, for the little state by the sea, it’s going to be a white Christmas!