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.
C.D. is a six year old from Invermere. He likes things starting with the letter "s" - school, sweets (he would say candy but that doesn't start with s), Star Wars and snow. Here's what his Sunday at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area looked like...
1. We woke up early on Sunday and 15-20cm of powder had fallen in town. Yahoo! We wolfed down breakfast and then rushed down for first-ish chair.
2. There is powder everywhere - let's hit it!<...
It's time to ski and ride again... Santa stopped visiting me many years ago, so these days seeing the chairlift turning is almost like spotting an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning. Yahoo, this is now my best day of the year! The opening day ritual starts the night before... Where are my gloves? Did I fix the broken strap on my poles? Pick up skis from the shop after a much needed tune. Then, a couple of questions. Is all this preparation really worth it? Is it time to forget chilly chairlift rides and just watch ski racing on TV instead?
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 ;).
The more I learn about black bears, the more I fall in love with these incredible creatures. While working at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort I have had many opportunities to watch bears in their natural habitat; foraging for food, climbing trees, or passing the warm hours of the day sleeping under a tree. But what are bears up to during the winter months while in hibernation? Read below and be amazed!
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.