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.
La Nina is strengthening again and this means the Rockies should be blessed with above average snowfall. AccuWeather is based in the USA but their forecasts cover Canada too, click here  to see their prediction for winter. The ever-reliable Farmer's Almanac seems to agree, click here  to see what they think about the days ahead.
Forecasts are one thing... In these parts we tend to rely on the thoughts of "old-timers" and the critters in the trees. When Squirrels get busy in August you know it's going to snow hard. When our Mountain Manager starts complaining about his sore shoulder in September you know the powder is going to be deep. Today, the mountains are covered in snow and the forecast looks cool and damp - winter is well on the way and we can't wait to fire up the lifts on December 16.