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Red Mountain December conditions

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

How are the conditions at Red Mountain, BC at the end of December?

Is it a gamble, or we can get some nice, non-expert skiing there?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 8

The Red Mountain website provides historical data on snowfall, so you can check for yourself. Go to:

 

http://www.redresort.com/mountain/report/historical-snowfall/

post #3 of 8

Red doesn't get a whole lot do they?  You could always drive up to Whitewater if it's thin. 

 

I'm planning a BC safari for mid January, so I must think it's worth the gamble.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank y'all!

If history any indication, should have at least one meter of snow by then.

It's almost as much as some resorts in Virginia get for the entire season! :)

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Originally Posted by southernskier View Post

Thank y'all!

If history any indication, should have at least one meter of snow by then.

It's almost as much as some resorts in Virginia get for the entire season! :)



Yea by december, most of the resorts in B.C are well into the season  with a solid base.

post #6 of 8

December is one of the snowiest months for most British Columbia resorts, however since it is the beginning of the season there often (but not always) isn't much of a consolidated base built up until late December or early January and that is when most of the steeper runs would open.

 

Red has some of the best tree skiing in Canada so if you get lucky with fresh snow the skiing can be excellent. Red does sometimes suffer from mild temps so the suggestion to also go to Whitewater near Nelson B.C. is a good one as Whitewater is higher elevation and it also gets more snow than just about any other ski area in Canada. Whitewater is kinda smallish and has fixed grip lifts and the best cafeteria food in B.C.; the place has a 1970's feel to it.

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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

December is one of the snowiest months for most British Columbia resorts, however since it is the beginning of the season there often (but not always) isn't much of a consolidated base built up until late December or early January and that is when most of the steeper runs would open.

 

Red has some of the best tree skiing in Canada so if you get lucky with fresh snow the skiing can be excellent. Red does sometimes suffer from mild temps so the suggestion to also go to Whitewater near Nelson B.C. is a good one as Whitewater is higher elevation and it also gets more snow than just about any other ski area in Canada. Whitewater is kinda smallish and has fixed grip lifts and the best cafeteria food in B.C.; the place has a 1970's feel to it.


^What he said.
 

 

post #8 of 8

DanoT pretty much nailed it.  If you are flying in/out of Spokane you might also watch to see what Schweitzer, Whitefish and other local areas are getting but if Red has gotten enough snow to make the trees good there aren't many places better.

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