Valley bottom rain has been turning into snow at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Valley bottom rain has been turning into snow at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Silver Star welcomes snowfall

About 26 centimetres of snow cover the village and there’s more at higher elevations

Big smiles abound at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

About 26 centimetres of snow cover the village and there’s more at higher elevations, which means that skiing is just around the corner.

“It’s extremely white up here,” said Robin Baycroft, resort services manager.

“All of the rain that fell over the weekend and Monday has translated into snow up here.”

The precipitation bolsters enthusiasm.

“Having snow visible in the village and on the webcam gets people considering ski holidays excited,” said Baycroft.

“Locally, it gets people pumped up for the start of the season.”

Nordic skiing is expected to start Nov. 9.

“Based on what we have happening with the weather, that opening looks good,” said Baycroft.

The scheduled opening date for alpine skiing is Nov. 22.

“If we stay in this weather trend, that looks very possible,” said Baycroft.

“The snow we are getting is heavy and wet which is great for a base.”