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Spring snow at Okanagan resorts leaves ski bums less bummed

Silver Star Mountain is celebrating a top up of over 60 cm of new snow over the past week.
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March 27, 2015 - 12:56 PM

OKANAGAN - It may have been a rainy week in the valley, but it was dumping snow at local ski hills.

Silver Star Mountain in Vernon got close to 60 cm of new snow in the last week, blanketing alpine runs with a 209 centimetre base. As of Friday morning, all chair lifts except the Silver Woods Express remained open. The resort is tentatively closing April 6.

In Kelowna, Big White raked in 43 cm of new snow in the last week, bringing its snow base to 228 cm. Most chair lifts are still open there as well. The resort is scheduled to close for the season April 12.

Apex Mountain near Penticton got only 16 cm of new snow in the last week, but it was enough to leave the resort happy — and open. As of Friday morning, all runs were still open. The mountain plans to close April 5.

Meanwhile, all this snow has prompted Avalanche Canada to issue warnings in many alpine and treeline elevations throughout the Interior. Check Avalanche Canada for up to date information. Avalanche control will be taking place along Highway 1 in Glacier National Park Friday afternoon. Expect two hour delays between noon and 6 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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