“Unprecedented” early-season snowfall in Alberta


‘It’s been coming down in bucketfuls’, says Marmot Basin spokesperson. 

20 Sep 2017 – ‘I have never, never seen this kind of snow at the end of September,’ says Brian Rode, vice-president of marketing and sales at Marmot Basin Park. Rode called the snowfall unprecedented.

More than 20 cm (8 inches) of snow had accumulated at the base of the ski area by shortly after noon, said Rode.

“We haven’t made it up to mid-mountain yet, but it would be safe to say there’s at least 30 centimetres (12 inches) up at mid-mountain, even more than that up higher. It’s been coming down in bucketfuls.”

Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area in Alberta’s Jasper National Park.

See photos:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/marmot-basin-jasper-park-snow-1.4299662

https://www.skimarmot.com/mountain-report

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11 thoughts on ““Unprecedented” early-season snowfall in Alberta

  1. At least for me it’s still in the highlands….If this was in the prairies um I’d probably see it in International Falls and I’m not ready for snow yet

  2. Wait till all these snow lovers and environmental weenies can’t get their Subaru up the roads to their “eco”friendly over-priced resort and buy their $6 latte……………….these aholes will be BEGGING for Globalist Warming.

    • Global Warming is causing the early snows. It’s probably responsible for $6 (WEAK) lattes too , as well as Hillary’s defeat, and Trump’s hairstyle. In fact Global Warming causes everything they don’t like.

  3. Just south of there, in Montana, it seemed like it snowed 10 days straight. That’s what passes for a drought these days. In reality, I lost count, so don’t quote me on that. Doesn’t really seem indicative of global warming. Neither does snow at Mammoth Mountain near Southern California on the last day of summer.

  4. Also, I thought I’d mention, although the microquakes seem to have calmed at Yellowstone, observations of the pools suggest that where once there was one boiling fountain, now there are three, at more than one location, others are more stirred up, and new mudpots, etc. Thermal areas there change constantly, however entire pools that were mostly quiet are not generally boiling (or at least have the appearance of boiling, bubbling to the surface, whether actually hot or not). Sulfur smell doesn’t even bother me at all anymore so accustomed to it. So, things aren’t exactly winding down the way one would think, though they must think it’s in the range of normal.

  5. Meant to say pools that only had one hot spring now the entire surface generally has the appearance of boiling, also steam vents seem much more active. That said, they used to say such things could be heard a mile away, however these aren’t exactly quiet, and noticably louder.

  6. Pools that were mostly quiet are now generally boiling, it should have read. However, I should qualify this by saying I go to off the beatn path thermal areas, not the famous ones, it’s not my primary purpose of being there.

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