Rockies ski resorts on track for record snowfall

With 30 feet of snow, some operations may extend season

“Ski resorts all over the Rockies in Alberta and B.C. are enjoying some of the best — possibly record breaking — snowfalls they’ve seen in recent years,” says this article by Sean Myers of the Calgary Herald.

Thanks to a huge snow dump last week, “Sunshine Village may be on track to record the most total snowfall in its 41-year history.”

Sunshine already has 773 cm (25 ft – 4 inches), making this their fifth biggest snow year, says Myers. And they still have more than two months to break the record 908 cm (29 ft – 9 inches) that accumulated during the 1998-99 season.

“Similarly, Lake Louise, Fernie, Kicking Horse and Nakiska are all having “epic” spring skiing right now.

With 611 cm (20 ft) already accumulated in the back bowls, says Myers, it’s a real possibility that Lake Louise could climb over 700 cm (23 ft) and set a new record.

“March has roared in,” says Matt Mosteller, spokesman for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. “Fernie is closing in on 30 feet (914 cm).”

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Thanks to Marc Morano for this link

6 thoughts on “Rockies ski resorts on track for record snowfall”

  1. From what I can discern the Eco-Freakos will still be blaming ‘AGW’ even when they are buried up to their arm pits in snow 9 months out of the year!

  2. As I’ve said elsewhere, some resorts have fantastic snow this year, for others it’s a bit thinner.

    Go look at Mammoth and Kirkwood in California: they are having one of the thinnest seasons on record.

    In Europe, Austria and Switzerland have had shedloads, eastern Italy rather less.

    Swings and roundabouts……

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