Epic Mid-October storm front moving through Western Canada

Epic Mid-October storm front moving through Western Canada

You may have heard there’s an “atmospheric river” stretching from China to coastal BC that is set to bring some crazy weather our way. There’s no doubt we’ll see a lot of precipitation from this storm front, but what does it mean for your BC and Alberta ski resorts?

Snowbrains.com shared this satellite image from NASA:

Whistler Blackcomb and Shames Mountain seem to be getting the best of it, with 98cm each expected by end of day Saturday. Whistler is starting off with a whole lot of rain first, though. 

Check out these 5-day forecasts from snow-forecast.com

Marmot Basin is set to receive 38cm by the end of the week with consistently cold temperatures.

Otherwise, resorts across BC and Alberta are expected to either receive a dusting of snow, an unholy amount of rain, or a bit of both worlds.

Meanwhile, the crews at Sunshine Village in Banff are working hard to set up fences to help build up a good base.

The storm front news is exciting: it means Mother Nature is getting warmed up to bring us a good season. We’re not quite there yet in terms of opening earlier than expected, but we do keep an updated list for resorts across BC and Alberta.

Be sure to check in often as we’ll keep you updated with developments as the season unfolds. Stay stoked and keep those snow dances going!

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