Rain and wind warnings – that’s what Metro Vancouver has been dealing with as a series of storms hit B.C.’s south coast.
But as some deal with rain and wind, Emily Wright with Whistler Blackcomb says bad weather only means more snow to them.
“We actually received another 10 to 15 centimeters mid-mountain last night and then we are expecting a few more, up to 50 centimeters over the next three days with those storms coming through. So it is good news for us.”
She says this amount of snow is not usually seen so early in the season.
“We don’t see these intense storms usually this early so seeing this amount of snow like 30-40 centimeters coming in overnight is a little bit shocking to us. Usally we will get maybe 10-15 for a couple of weeks in October and then the real snow starts kind of dumping down in early November.”
She says they are looking at about 75 centimeters of snow once the storms pass.
Even though skiing is scheduled to open on November 24 – rainy days might mean an earlier opening date.
— Whistler Blackcomb (@WhistlerBlckcmb) October 12, 2016