It’s a sign that winter, is, in fact coming. Whistler Blackcomb has its first real dusting of snow.
Whistler Blackcomb spokesperson Sarah Morden says locals woke up this morning to find the first batch of the white stuff to actually stick, and there’s a palpable buzz in the village.
“Pretty excited. I mean, I’m following it on social media here and everyone around town is pretty pumped. When you look up in the morning and see that dusting up on the alpine.”
Morden says it’s a fairly typical time for snow to turn up, and the season won’t officialy start until November 24th.
But she says with meteorologists predicting a big dump this year, they’ve got their fingers crossed for an early start.
“This is a La Niña year, and historically that means abundant snowfall for Whistler Blackcomb, with our snowiest winters on record actually occurring during La Niña years, so we’re pretty excited.”
Earlier this year, Colorado based Vail Resorts snapped up Whistler Blackcomb for $1.4-billion dollars.
That’s prompted speculation the company could slash ticket prices, in line with the other nine US resorts in its chain.