This year's snow season was ridiculously short - the first decent dumps in the two weeks before A5K, a brilliant week of constant snow fall two weeks after A5K, and a heat wave a fortnight after that. While we're hoping that the current cold snap might allow the season to remain open for school holidays, it is currently only a teasing breath of chilly air to remind us of winter. Southern hemisphere winters are so brief, compared to the Great White North, and our snow is limited to our highest peaks, rarely falling on the grassland plains where the city looks over the bay. We have to find other ways to allow our beautiful Arctic breeds to follow their nature, such as dry-land racing. But quickly the weather is getting warmer and the organised races for the season are finished. Soon, we can only dream of snow and hope that next year, the falls will be bigger and better.