The Buffalo Airport saw almost 120 inches of snow this past winter and today, the hardworking men and women who helped get flights in and out of Buffalo had a little fun.
Today was the last day of the 53rd annual International Snow Symposium, in Buffalo.
The symposium is the largest gathering of its kind, the week-long event focuses on winter airport operations.
Around 1,000 people from all over the world come to Buffalo for the event that ends with a snowplow rodeo.
The competition is to find the best snowplow driver at the symposium. It includes a track that drivers race through with obstacles.
This year’s winner was James, of Bangor, Maine.
The rodeo, and symposium in general, serves as thanks to everyone who’s kept our airports safe during winter weather.
They work holidays and odd hours to keep the airports open, and the flights flying.
It’s also an educational opportunity for drivers.
More than 300 students participated in a snow academy this week in Buffalo.
Those in attendance were trained on snow and ice control measures at airports.