Whistler Blackcomb is busy preparing for the upcoming ski and snowboard season with over 70 cm (28 in) of snow falling in the past week. Last season in November Whistler Blackcomb experienced the snowiest month ever with 560 cm (220 in). With the La Niña weather system forecasted to bring cooler temperatures and more precipitation than normal to the region, could this be the start to another record month?
Countdown to opening day, November 25, is on!
It’s been snowing all week and more is on its way. Powerful storms hammered Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe this week – bringing up to two feet of powder in some areas. Winter storm warnings have been in effect and we are excited!
Snow Report from past few days:
- Vail- 13 inches
- Breckenridge- 11 inches
- Beaver Creek- 8 inches
- Keystone- 20 inches
- Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe also received a snowfall, motivating the crews for the winter season!
This week has been great for ski resorts in Colorado with snow falling all across the major ski resorts. Aspen Snowmass and their first major snowstorm of the season with nine inches (15 cms) falling over night and further 15 inches (38cms) expected in the next 24 hours.
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Here are some latest photos taken in Aspen Snowmass.
Snowy bikes in downtown Aspen. 13 inches were reported at the top of Aspen Mountain mid-day on Oct. 25, 2010. Photo by Melissa Rhines
Now this is a sign of winter! Shoveling snow in Aspen Highlands Village. Photo by Ken Robison
Gunnar, one of Aspen's most loved pups, rolling in the powder during the first major snowfall of the season in downtown Aspen! Photo by Campbell Levy
All smiles in Aspen Snowmass today! Dumping snow in Aspen Highlands Village. Photo by Ken Robison
And more still to come.
October 25, 2010. It’s been a white weekend in Steamboat, as Mother Nature paid a much anticipated visit to Ski Town, U.S.A. with 14.5 inches of snow falling at Thunderhead, the resort’s mid-mountain location at 9,080 feet, in the past 72-hours.
“Mother Nature showed just how fast she can go from fall to full winter and reminded all of us that it’s never too early to make sure your equipment is waxed up, season passes are in hand and you’re getting into shape for a fantastic season,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of marketing & sales for Steamboat.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong cold front will sweep over the region today bringing periods of heavy snowfall with very strong winds and areas of blowing and drifting snow to the northern and central Colorado Mountains. Snow accumulations will range from 8 to 16 inches across the mountain today. Areas of orographic snowfall with continue over the northern Colorado Mountains Tuesday and Tuesday night before diminishing on Wednesday.
Meteorologists are calling for a La Niña weather cycle this winter, which bodes very well for Steamboat,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations for Steamboat. “The last La Niña took place during the winter of 2007/08, when the Steamboat Ski Area recorded 489 inches of snow at mid-mountain before it was all said and done.”
Sun Peaks, BC (October 15, 2010) :
The Sun Peaks Village is covered in white this morning with the first snowfall of the season at the resort.
Sun Peaks’ locals are buzzing with excitement after 12.23 centimetres of fresh snow fell at mid-mountain over the last 12 hours.
Opening day for 2010-2011 ski season for public at Sun Peaks Resort is scheduled for Saturday, 20th November 2010.
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It is only October and Ski resorts in North America are reporting snow dumps. Here is a recent picture from Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado, USA.
22 September 2010: The Last official day of Summer in Canada brought over 20cms of snow to Banff-Lake Louise area. What better way to start.