Today, what Accuweather.com is calling a “vigorous frontal system” made landfall over British Columbia. The flakes are already flying at Whistler Blackcomb, providing even more base-making material for the resort, which is just 21 spins around the sun from opening day. Plus, all this new, early-season snow is setting up the lucky winner of our Whistler Blackcomb trip giveaway for perfect conditions to go heli skiing and sample their new Rossignol powder skis.
By week’s end, Opensnow.com is forecasting upwards of five feet for several British Columbia ski resorts and heli zones. See more forecast info below.
Bella Coola Heli Sports
A staggering 139 inches could fall in parts of the Bella Coola Heli Sports tenure by Nov. 5.
Opensnow.com is forecasting up to 45 inches of snow for Whistler Blackcomb through the weekend.
2016-17 Snowfall Totals
No official reports on base depth or season snowfall totals have been provided, but the resort’s snowcam certainly shows a lot of pre-season snow.
Opening date: Nov. 23, 2016
TLH Heli Skiing
Located in Whistler, B.C., TLH Heli Skiing may see up to 27 inches by Sunday.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort + Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing
Revelstoke has already received 11 inches and is expecting another three inches by the week’s end.
Base Depth: 91 cm | 35.8″
Season Total: 239 cm | 94.1″ (nearly double this time last year)
Opening date: Dec. 3, 2016
Revelstoke-based Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing is expecting up to 12 inches by Sunday.
CMH Heli Skiing
All of CMH’s (Canadian Mountain Holidays) tenure, which is massive, is expected to see snow, but their Cariboos zone will likely make out the best, picking up to 17 inches by Sunday.
Kicking Horse has seen seven inches fall in the last 24 hours and is forecasted to receive another four inches by Sunday. Here’s some more snow reporting straight from the horse’s mouth (pun intended):
“Last year at this time there was about 10cm of coverage in the Alpine. Today, it was skiing like January!”
–Kicking Horse Mountain Safety
Season Total: 163 cm | 64″
Opening date: Dec. 9, 2016
Whitewater Ski Resort
Receiving nine inches in the last 24 hours, Nelson-based Whitewater Ski Resort is forecasted to pick up another six by the end of the week.
Base Depth: 97 cm | 38.2″
Season Total: 145 cm | 57″
Opening date: Dec. 9, 2016
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