The Return of Snowmageddon at Mount Washington?

The Return of Snowmageddon at Mount Washington?

Over 175 centimetres in five days has transformed Western Canada's snowiest resort

Mount Washington, British Columbia, Canada
That yellow thing you see on top of the snow is a road sign, if you can believe it.
Photo courtesy of Mt. Washington Alpine Resort

MOUNT WASHINGTON, BC — A series of snow-laden weather systems have dumped prolific amounts of snow on Mount Washington this past week. The first big dump arrived Friday night and the snow has been falling consistently, and sometimes dramatically, since then.

“The weather over the last few days has been very reminiscent of last years Snowmageddon event over Christmas,” says Brent Curtain, spokesperson for the mountain. “We've received over 175 centimetres of new snow in the last five days so the landscape has changed significantly up here.”

La Nina is here at last

It appears that the La Nina predictions have finally come true for the Island resort. After receiving below average snowfall at the beginning of December, snowfall has been plentiful and well above average over the last month.

Skiers and boarders who waited patiently for the deep snow the resort is famous for were rewarded handsomely over the last week.

Near-perfect conditions

“You could feel the electricity in the lift line at the Boomerang this week,” Curtain adds. “The conditions in the Outback have never been better with sunshine following 40 centimetre dumps of snow. Its been unbelievable!”

With a mix of more snow and sunshine in the forecast over the next seven days, Mount Washington is offering up near-perfect mid-winter conditions with a snow base that's closing in on a depth of 400 centimetres. It may not be the Snowmageddon of last winter, but it's the next best thing!

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