Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

Mount Simmons

Here’s what the campus looked like under all that snow.

  • April 21, 2015

Faced with 110 inches of snow this winter, 22 intrepid Grounds Services employees and 54 staff volunteers put in more than 10,250 hours to plow it, shovel it, and haul it away. They transported some 22,000 cubic yards to a snow farm on Albany Street that came to be known as Mount Simmons. Although Cambridge police urged students to stay away, some couldn’t resist the urge to climb up and sled down MIT’s answer to the Alps before it was fenced off. “My friends and I climbed it in swimsuits,” Wendy Gurazio ’18 told the Tech. “When we heard that the police were on their way, we took some hasty but necessary selfies and scrambled off.”

Next in MIT News
Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to Insider Basic.
  • Insider Basic {! insider.prices.basic !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six issues of our award winning print magazine, unlimited online access plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website

    The Download: our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation

    Bimonthly print magazine (6 issues per year)

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.