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Truckee vs. Snow Country as explained by James Sanwick

James Sanwick
Special to the Sun

Jason Shueh/Sierra SunSierra Sun Community Editor Amy Edgett ponders the possibility of a Tahoe Tahoe Unified School District snow day June 1, 2011.

Truckee, Calif. and#8212; If your kids have had a snow day in March you live in snow country.

If your kids have had a snow day in June you live in Truckee.

If you’ve ever had to clear snow off your driveway twice in the same day and#8212; snow country.

If you’ve ever had to clear snow off your driveway twice in the same hour and#8212; Truckee.

If you’ve ever bought a season pass in August so you can ski all winter and#8212; snow country.

If you’ve ever bought a season pass in April so you can ski all summer and#8212; Truckee.

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If you’ve ever put a 6-foot bike whip on your mailbox to locate it in the winter and#8212; snow country.

If you’ve ever put a 20-foot flag pole on your house to locate it in the winter and#8212; Truckee.

If you’ve ever had to chain up your SUV to get to work you’re in snow country.

If you’ve ever had to chain up your SUV to get out of your drive way you’re in Truckee.

If you have ever shoveled your side walk so guests could get to your house for Thanksgiving Dinner and#8212; snow country.

If you have ever shoveled your side walk so guests could get to your house for Memorial Day barbecue and#8212; Truckee.

If you ever used your lawn mower and snow blower in the same month and#8212; snow country.

If you ever used your lawn mower and snow blower in the same day and#8212; Truckee.

If you use heat tape to keep Icicles off your roof you live in snow country.

If you use a bat to keep the icicles off the heat tape you’re in Truckee.

If you’ve ever actually worn out a snow shovel you live in snow country.

If you’ve ever actually worn out a snow blower you live in Truckee.

If you have snow every month from October to May you live in snow country.

If you have snow every month you live in Truckee.

If you think the above is an exaggeration of the truth and#8212; you live in snow country

If you think the above doesn’t do winter here justice and#8212; you definitely live in Truckee.