If you never lived in the Northeast, how would you know what the word Maine winter, the season is really all about?If you had never driven in snow, fear of the unknown might be a simple knee jerk reaction. A worry you develop from never having tried it. Or learning it's not as bad as the media hype.
Or those that like to ice fish, play pond hockey or snowshoe already know winter in Maine is a very good thing.
Roads are plowed by folks with the equipment, the experience.
And our lower population means not having to plow around inexperienced drivers causing accidents from not drive time with white stuff.
Snow in Maine, many other northern or mountainous states means winter. Which tranlates in to major outdoor recreational fun. Not hibernation.Not being on house arrest indoor for months while cabin fever builds. The highways weaving in and around the Rockies are way way harder to negotiate if the weather goes back. We are gently, rolling in Maine for the most part.
But lots of areas in the country get snow. Like this image of a fellow at Arapahoe (A Basin) ski area in Colorado illustrates. Winter snow, not a dirty, fighting words and one of four special seasons in Maine.