There's a snowfall warning in effect for the Columbia Valley and all weather forecasters are calling for a good dump of snow on Friday night... We may pick-up more than 15cm in the next 24 hours, this on top of the 47cm that fell in the past 7-days. Even better, temperatures will be quite mild through the weekend (as opposed to other parts of the region), so don't sit by the heater at home get to the mountain and make tracks.
Snow dusted the Columbia Valley overnight Thursday... Our team is in Calgary at Snow Fest (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Canada Olympic Park), so come and talk about the white stuff with us! We'll fire up the chairlift on December 16; to prepare for the season you'd better dig out your favourite ski movie ( hopefully it isn't Hot Dog ;).
Last week, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort travelled to Toronto to attend North America's largest ski and travel show. We chatted with hundreds of mad-keen skiers at the event and inevitably the conversation turned to snow and how much would fall this season. Last winter was one of the snowiest on record and skeptics doubt that mother nature will deliver the same again... Well, even the skeptics will be delighted to see that forecasters are calling for another huge snow year.
Earlier in the week snow dusted the tops and for a moment or two we wondered if summer was done... Thankfully those were wasted thoughts and the long-weekend ahead looks like a Columbia Valley classic. According to Environment Canada we'll enjoy wall to wall sunshine and perfect summer temperatures. Check the forecast and make the most of your escape from the flat land (if that's where you are escaping from).
At 3:00pm on Tuesday the 19th one of the most intense storms in recent years pounded the area. Rain came down in torrents and marble-sized hail shattered the usual peace of the mountains. Streams flooded, lakes formed, and the hot springs complex closed early for the first time since 1998.