|AND JUST LIKE THAT the season has changed from the heat of an “Indian summer” to the cold of winter. Ski resorts across BC and into Washington State are reporting cool temperatures and snow. Here’s a ski resort snow round up to whet the appetites of skiers and riders out there. PLACE: Your Favourite Mountain LOCATION: BC and WA. Have suggestions for UNPLUGGED this fall? Tweet me @amberturnau.|
Snow fiends unite: #winteriscoming! The hashtag is popping up on Twitter and Instagram in full force. And, unless you are living in a cave, you would have seen a few eager Facebook posts by snow watching friends this week. Our once-green North Shore mountains are now covered with a nice white blanket. They – along with most other major resorts in BC and Washington State – received buckets of snow last weekend. Seymour Mountain (pictured above) received 25cm in a 24 hour period.
All this snow is just in time for the Vancouver Snow Show, which runs October 26-27 at the PNE Forum. The show is the largest ski and snowboard swap in BC. They claim to have over $1 million in goods on the show room floor. Other animation includes exhibits from regional ski resorts, a rail jam, and a beer garden. Tickets are $8 at the door or $5 online.
Here’s a round up of snow at the local resorts:
Whistler Blackcomb – WB’s snow report won’t kick off for a little bit, but by the looks of things, Mother Nature is filling things in nicely. And, what she isn’t taking care of, the snowmaking team is covering. (Web Cam: Oct. 22.)
Cypress Mountain – They had a 7-day accumulation of 20cm with the temperature hovering around freezing this week, which means the snow guns are working overtime to supplement Mother Nature’s mother load. (Photo: Oct. 21)