These types of winter are great. Lots of snow in the mountains but fairly light in the valley. I don't mind driving in snow but the drivers around here have sure gotten terrible over the years, THEY are the ones that make snow driving dangerous.
Used to be we would get a whole lot of snow in the valley. I remember having snow piled up 5-6 feet on the sides of the driveway and 12-18 inch storms were pretty normal. I think I've used my 2 stage snowblower about 6 times over the past 5-6 years. The last "real" winter (like the old days) was back in about 91' when it seemed like I shoveled, pushed or blew snow everyday.
Oh, on topic (sorry) I don't even know what monster jam is (must be the age showing)