MOUNT WASHINGTON, B.C. - The snow gods are smiling on Mount Washington Alpine Resort again this year. The resort on Vancouver Island will open a week early for the fourth year in a row. Opening day is now Friday, Nov. 30.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort received more than 80 centimetres last week with one overnight dump measuring 33 centimetres.
“The weather systems that came in over the weekend were unbelievable,” says Brent Curtain, resort spokesperson in a news release. “We received over 80 centimetres of snow in just over two days. It's beginning to look very reminiscent of the last three seasons already.”
For the past three winters, Mount Washington has been the recipient of major snowfalls, making them some of the deepest snow the resort has ever had. The early season snowfall makes for a promising 2012/13 season.
“The forecast for the rest of this week is leaning towards more snowfall with upwards of 20 to 40 centimetres of new snow on Thursday,” Curtain adds.
The mountain plans to announce lifts and terrain openings later this week. Stay tuned and check out the mountain's snow report page on mountwashington.ca for the latest information.
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