Sure, there’s still 20 days of summer left, but skiers and snowboarders across the country are already excitedly dreaming of powder days and the storm patterns that will emerge from this year’s potentially massive El Niño.
But dream no more.
The resort’s live webcams have shown the peaks of Whistler Blackcomb blanketed yesterday with a dusting of snow.
The freezing point was recorded at about 6,000 feet yesterday morning, roughly 2,000 feet below the summit, and snow flurries continued to fall throughout the day and into the night.
While snowfall early snowfall isn’t exactly uncommon at the resort (Whistler saw its first snowfall on Oct. 15 last year and Sept. 22 during the 2013-2014 season), seeing snow on the second day of September is pretty early, and got people on social media excited:
My 93 year old grandmother just shared a picture of the fresh snow on whistler captioned: gnarly powder. Savage.
— Bess (@pope_____) September 3, 2015
— TransWorld SNOW (@TWSNOW) September 3, 2015
— Whistler Blackcomb (@WhistlerBlckcmb) September 2, 2015
In case you haven't heard about what's happening in Whistler pic.twitter.com/FK6JF7hNtC
— Vancouver Is Awesome (@VIAwesome) September 3, 2015
While it’s still too early to say whether or not this snowfall will ultimately be an omen of a good ski season, summer snow is always cause for excitement.
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