Apex Mountain Resort opening delayed

There's snow - as seen in this webcam view of the Magic Carpet run at Apex Mountain Resort - but not quite enough. Opening date has been pushed forward a week to Dec. 10 at the resort.
Image Credit: Apex Mountain Resort

PENTICTON - The promise of winter has yet to materialize fully as Apex Mountain Resort struggles to build snow on the lower part of the mountain.

Resort spokesperson Nikki Morris says in a media release today, Nov. 29, the resort’s alpine base is building well, with over 60 centimetres of snow, but the village snow base sits at 35 cm.

As a result, Apex has pushed their opening date back by a week from Saturday, Dec. 3 to Saturday, Dec. 10.

“The current snow level at the lower part of the mountain is not safe for us to open to the public at this time,” she says in the release.

Morris notes the long term forecast for the area is for colder and wetter than normal, and with the resort able to make snow from the top to the bottom of the mountain, conditions for skiing during the Christmas break look “fantastic.”

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