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Canadian Bears.  How's is looking up there ?  Snow here today. Here is St. Maries Idaho ele. 2250 ft.

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Its been wet and warm on the coast. We had a good dump two weeks ago but its all gone now. Temps are dropping, things should start soon out here. Interior of BC is looking more promising with good forcasts and the Rockies are looking really good already with 4 or 5 feet at Sunshine in the last week.

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Looking down the Stairway lift from Kicking Horse's Facebook page:

 

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worth seeing this twice!  wow. more than I thought. 

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Looking down the Stairway lift from Kicking Horse's Facebook page:

 

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Whistler had some snow in the village yesterday but the temperature is trending back upwards for the foreseeable future. Decent amount in the alpine area (based on photos and TR's) but its of mixed quality. Rumours of an early opening next weekend but can't imagine anything closely resembling last year's opening.
Local Vancouver hills just stared blowing snow this past week but they're still looking pretty green.
Itching to get out and play...
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Conditions are knee deep blower, on top of a rain crust.

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Whistler had some snow in the village yesterday but the temperature is trending back upwards for the foreseeable future. Decent amount in the alpine area (based on photos and TR's) but its of mixed quality. Rumours of an early opening next weekend but can't imagine anything closely resembling last year's opening.
Local Vancouver hills just stared blowing snow this past week but they're still looking pretty green.
Itching to get out and play...


as usual on the coast things change pretty fast - now on north shore both Cypress and Grouse are opening tomorrow -So Baker must also be close.

Whistler still sticking with it's scheduled opening day (as of today)

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Still making snow like crazy at WB, but (again) there's nothing in the week's Alpine Weather report showing any dumps coming.

 

Trying to decide when / if I'll pull the trigger on going to SLC versus WB in early Dec of this keeps up.

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as usual on the coast things change pretty fast - now on north shore both Cypress and Grouse are opening tomorrow -So Baker must also be close.
Whistler still sticking with it's scheduled opening day (as of today)
Wow...nearly fell out of my chair at work today when I saw this...was just riding up that way and you wouldn't know they were getting close to opening.
Whistler just announced on their FB page that they're opening a couple of lifts this weekend but nothing (so far) in the alpine (peak, harmony, symphony).
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Sun Peaks is slated to open Sat. Nov. 17, but it will be a limited number of runs. It has finally gotten cold enough to make snow (they don't use the chemicals that allow above freezing snow making) and we have got some snowfalls as well.

 

I've heard that more really mild weather is on the way for the weekend so things may be sketchy and sticky.

 

That photo from Kicking Horse looked great. That mountain gets more than adequate snow up top but less than adequate snow at the lower mountain and with no mid terminal on their gondola, they can only open if there is sufficient snow at the bottom. They have had seasons where they are closed or horrible (at the bottom) during the Xmas holidays, but good snow up top.

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Sun Peaks is slated to open Sat. Nov. 17, but it will be a limited number of runs. It has finally gotten cold enough to make snow (they don't use the chemicals that allow above freezing snow making) and we have got some snowfalls as well.

 

I've heard that more really mild weather is on the way for the weekend so things may be sketchy and sticky.

 

That photo from Kicking Horse looked great. That mountain gets more than adequate snow up top but less than adequate snow at the lower mountain and with no mid terminal on their gondola, they can only open if there is sufficient snow at the bottom. They have had seasons where they are closed or horrible (at the bottom) during the Xmas holidays, but good snow up top.


thinks that pretty true for just about all hills in B.C. - before January skiing conditions are never  predictable. In December I've managed to hit crappy conditions on every every mountain here. Sometimes also some great conditions but I would never recommend anyone book a trip that early in the season. It always amazes me how many people take an expensive ski trip over the Christmas Holidays and then complain about the conditions.      

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