‘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.