Whistler Blackcomb sees first snow of the year

Whistler Blackcomb sees first snowfall of the year

Summer hasn’t even ended yet, and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia has already seen its first snowfall of the season.

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.

As reported by TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, Whistler Blackcomb received its first snowfall of the year yesterday.

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.

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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:

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.

Read more about the storm and the predicted snowfall for this year at Whistler Blackcomb at TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING.


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