The rain in the city is turning out to be good news for the some nearby mountains.
Skiers will be happy to hear Big White in the Okanagan opens up Friday, and Whistler Blackcomb kicks off the winter season next Wednesday.
Sarah Morden at Whistler Blackcomb says the upgrades to snow-making equipment has helped to be able to open early, but our recent rainstorms in the city, has brought a blast of winter for the mountains.
“On Sunday, I believe in 48 hours we got 42 centimetres, so it’s a significant amount of precipitation for us.”
Morden hopes the early opening and the significant amount of snow bodes well for a great ski season.
Whistler Blackcomb has a snow base of 50 centimetres, Big White has a 44 centimetre base.