SilverStar Mountain Resort was blanketed in the white stuff over the weekend. (SilverStar Mountain Resort)

25 centimetres of snow falls at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Ski season just around the corner

Winter is coming.

SilverStar Mountain Resort got some of the white stuff over the weekend and people are getting excited.

In the past 24 hours, nearly 25 centimetres of snow fell on the the resort.

“It feels like you are inside of a snow globe up here on the mountain,” media relations specialist Chantelle Deacon said. “It looks like a winter wonderland up here, it’s getting us very excited for the ski season.”

More snow is expected to fall throughout Tuesday and again over the weekend which Deacon expects will bring the snow base to over 50 centimetres.

“As exciting as all this snow is, we want to remind the public that we are not yet open for the winter season,” Deacon said. “We continue to operate equipment around the mountain in preparation of the season and there are many unmarked hazards about.”

The Bannister GM webcams caught the weather event over the weekend and by 9:32 a.m. on Monday morning, there was a blanket of white over the entire resort and SilverStar’s Facebook friends are elated.

“Someone did the snow dance and I’m very grateful to that person,” one commenter said. “Keeping doing snow dances, whoever you are, please.”

This Saturday is the Last Chance Season Pass purchase and pickup at Bannister GM in Vernon. It’s also the last chance to sign up for Early Bird Lesson vouchers and Local Programs. But this can only mean one thing: ski season is right around the corner.

The Pass Pickup event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26, and runs until 5 p.m.

SilverStar’s Nordic opening date is set for Nov. 15 and the alpine opening is slated for Nov. 28.

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SilverStar Mountain Resort was blanketed in the white stuff over the weekend. (SilverStar Mountain Resort)

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