The phrase "opening day" means something different to everyone, but most associate it with the first game of the season at Fenway for the Red Sox (at least in these parts). To us, however, "opening day" is the first day we can legally get out and ride our snowmobiles in NH, and it happens on December 15 every year.
Yesterday, Mike and I trailered over to Errol, NH to get out for our first ride. We were excited to be doing something besides riding our bikes ;-). There was definitely PLENTY of snow, especially as we climbed to elevation going towards Pittsburg, NH - likley close to 3 feet on the ground. Conditions were closer to mid-season than opening day!
It was also FRIGID. Starting our in Errol at about 8:30 am, the gauge in the truck read 0F! We had a tough time keeping warm between the wind and the air temps, so called it a day after 100 miles. Fun start to the season though - we haven't been out this early in the season in a couple of years (and this weekend last year, we were racing our bicycles!).