Weekend rain in the valley bottom has translated into about 23 centimetres of snow in the Silver Star village Monday morning.

Weekend snow pushes Silver Star towards nordic opening

Valley bottom rain translated into about 23 centimetres of snow being in the village Monday

Anticipation is building among skiers as the first major snowfall of the season blankets Silver Star.

Valley bottom rain throughout the weekend translated into about 23 centimetres of snow being in the village Monday and more than 35 centimetres at higher elevations.

“It’s dry, not heavy stuff,” said Brad Baker, Silver Star Mountain Resort’s operations director.

On Tuesday, staff will begin track-packing and rolling the cross-country trails. Anticipated snowfall later this week will allow grooming to start in anticipation of the nordic season opening Nov. 12.

“As long as we don’t get a warm spell, we’re well on track,” said Baker.

“Things are looking good.”

Snow usually begins falling any time after the third week of October, and as of Monday morning, the snow line was down to the first switchback on Silver Star Road.

Baker says there were a lot of happy staff members Monday morning when they saw the snow.

“It gets everyone in the right gear. It cracks the whip and puts us in the right direction to open,” he said.

The alpine season is expected to start Nov. 26.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Vernon porta-potties reinstalment flushed

Portable washroom in Linear Park vetoed by council after learning of threats with needles, vandalism

Vernon overdose prevention site needed: mother

Sandra Welton asks for update on planned site she believes would have saved her late daughter

4 arrests, 6 pounds of drugs and $30,000 seized: Vernon RCMP

Suspected drug traffickers believed to supply Vernon, Enderby and Revelstoke

Fuel Good Day has most successful year to date with $680,000 raised

The Sept. 17 fundraiser beat last year’s amount by $80,000

Viral video sensation brings skills to Vernon

Jacob Moon joins Hear the Music for concert and workshop

VIDEO: Shuswap resident’s yard becomes nighttime thoroughfare for grizzlies

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

ICBC willing to loosen grip on driver claim data, David Eby says

Private insurers say claims record monopoly keeps them out

Sad time for City of Salmon Arm gardeners as more than 300 hanging baskets come down

Municipal crews busy preparing for change of season as flowers die off

B.C. principal suspended for failing to help student who reported inappropriate touching

Principal didn’t remove student from the teacher’s class nor call the parents within a reasonable time

Illegal buoys to be removed from Shuswap, Mara lakes

Transport Canada enforcement action to occur Oct. 21 to 25

Port Moody mayor goes back on unpaid leave during sex assault investigation

Rob Vagramov said he intends to return as mayor in three or four weeks

UBC issues statement after instructor tells students to vote for Liberal Party

University says partisan messaging was not intentional

Most Read