sure we heard it was to be a colder winter (esp out here in PNW) but also seems to be shaping up to be a drier one too...meteorologists saying when it's colder there is less moisture in the air, hence less snow opps...
base at whistler and cypress mid mtn is 120ishcm...forecasts only calling in forecast for 3-9 cm this wk for both resorts....
sunpeaks in okanagan (kamloops bc) only at 86cm...big white at 97cm...
...and from some sites i was reading, whistler and cypress are some of the ''better'' resorts for snow right now...best is northern bc's powderking with a base of 200ish cm...alberta resorts of lake louise and sunshine both mid mtn bases of 100cm give or take.
even worse, however, is eastern canada:
mont sutton and mt saint anne in quebec 24cm....mont tremblant has a mere 18cm
blue mountain in collingswood ontario a big ZERO.
so the powder lovers might be in for a funk this yr (hope not, as it's still 'early') but all i can say is thank god for snowmaking, and at least with the colder temps there is not that PNW slush...temps have stayed pretty much -2-4C which is lower than normal out here in vancouver bc...so there is still lots of fun to still be had for on piste skiers....e.g.I was up at cypress this wkend last 3 days and it's fine over all (sure sure there are some patchy areas but over all, still a blast).
this said, it is still only mid December (but I do recall other mid Dec at cypress and whistler with much more snow)...so fingers still crossed.
Edited by canali - 12/13/11 at 12:37pm