The winter sports season is underway in the north country. Thanks to the pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm, some skiers in Jefferson County got an early start this year.
A snowboarder twists and slides to a stop at Dry Hill Ski Area in Watertown. He unclips his boots and dashes into the clubhouse to warm up.
Josh Askins and a friend cozy up to the big stone fire pit. “We were snowboarding, then we came inside to sit next to the fire. It smells really nice,” he says.
Askins teaches snowboarding lessons here.