Anyone who lives in a prime mountainous location would scoff at our propensity to ski into shallow valleys, but after a good snow, even Alpine Valley and Boston Mills can offer a few damn fun turns. Emphasis on "a few," but we'll take it.
A reason to drink
Johnny Football doesn't seem to need a reason to drink, but many Clevelanders rely on winter as a seasonal excuse to huddle close on bar stools with a stiff drink in hand and complain about the weather. In an El Niño year, we have to get creative and drink because... the lack of snow causes... anxiety. Yeah. That's it.
Basketball watching weather
When it's cold as balls outside, it's easier to head to the Q to watch the Cavs handle theirs as they fight for a championship. Or, barring that, to stay inside and watch them play on TV. But when the weather is mild, it feels like you should take advantage of every second outside. Talk about being conflicted.