Need more OpenSnow?
Get a Pro Account.
Quickly Find Your Forecast and Report

It's going off in British Columbia

Our friends up at Canadian Mountain Holidays sent me a note yesterday to check out their blog. Yes, the storm machine is turning on for many areas of the US right now, but it looks like the Revelstoke area has been the bullseye for the last month or two already. Below the video are a few snippets from their blog post.

Video from CMH Valemount on Friday, December 14, 2012:

From their full blog post...

There’s 10 feet of snow at treeline in the Columbia Mountains around Revelstoke right now, but numbers don't tell the story. Perhaps the legendary storm machine of Interior BC makes this seem like standard fare, but even for Revelstoke conditions are exceptional...

Part of the reason for the powder phenomenon is because of a little known secret of early and mid winter skiing near Revelstoke: at our latitude, during the shortest days of the year, the sun is high enough in the sky to provide a full day of skiing, but so low that it hardly affects the surface of the snow....

We’re genuinely sorry for the skiers and snowboarders whose home mountains have been getting short-changed this season, as many areas have only just begun to receive winter storms, but we just couldn’t help but share our current deep powder phenomenon. When your area gets the goods, we’ll come join you, but with prime spaces available at CMH Heli-Skiing, you really should join us.

If you can't afford Heli-Skiing, take a trip to any resort on the Powder Highway. If you can't afford resort skiing, pack your touring gear and hit the Revelstoke backcountry. It's shaping up to be the kind of season you'll tell your grandkids about.

Read the full post here.

Tagged Locations:
Views: 2704
Comments powered by Disqus
OpenSnow proudly brought to you by...

Be the first to know about snow!

Without your e-mail we can't...
- give you weekly updates on the snow
- enter you for the chance to win free prizes
- give you free skiing for a whole season
(ha, no way, but thanks for reading this far)
We promise not to sell your e-mail address. We're not even sure how to sell it, actually.
Find us on Google+