Snow Sports Month


WHEREAS, the Commonwealth is blessed with an abundance of natural landscapes that offer some of the most memorable and breathtaking vistas in the world; and

WHEREAS, each year the unique beauty of winter transforms the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas into a winter playground, welcoming the arrival of a season of recreational winter activities; and

WHEREAS, Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are home to several resorts that offer an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, collegiate racing, and festive community events that highlight the thrill and exhilaration of snow sports; and

WHEREAS, participation in recreational activities contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle for children and their families; and

WHEREAS, Snow Sports Month is an opportunity to take advantage of the many outdoor recreational activities Virginia has to offer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize January 2016 as SNOW SPORTS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.