Alberta hills are getting hit with the good stuff, but British Columbia is getting blasted with snow as well which is causing delirious smiles on resort staff throughout the province. Records are being broken and resorts are continuing to get a jump on the season and open earlier.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort received a memorable November snow lambasting over the last two weeks. With more snow in the forecast for the next few days, the resort announced that it will open for winter operations on Saturday, Nov. 28, two full weeks before the originally scheduled opening day of Dec. 11.
Kicking Horse is getting dumped on as well, and is looking to give everyone a sneak peak on Dec. 5 and 6, with full operations beginning Dec. 11.
Big White was scheduled to open this weekend, but the amazing snow dumbs had the crews flickin' the switches on the lifts last weekend. With an alpine base of over 65 cm, epic turns are being made off the Ridge Rocket Express, Plaza Chair and Lara's Gondola. Sister hill, Silver Star, where Nordic fans have already been enjoying the trails for the last two weeks, is also set to fire up the lifts this weekend with amazing conditions for everyone attending its opening weekend festivities.
Sun Peaks, another hill that opened early thanks to Mother Nature, has eight of its 11 lifts in operation and there is skiing and riding from top to bottom.
With over 362 cms (142.5 inches) of snow so far this month, Whistler Blackcomb has more than doubled its average November snowfall of 148 cm (58 inches) and is well on its way to the possibility of breaking the record of snow in the month of November, 416 cm (164 inches).
Now that's some serious snow.
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