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Heavy snowfall boon for ski resorts in Kamloops and Okanagan regions

Snowfall across the region in the past 24 hours has given local ski areas' snow bases a big boost.
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January 07, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Mother nature is making up for a late start to the alpine snow season in the Thompson-Okanagan.

Snow was light and late in coming to the region’s ski areas in December but a couple of low pressure systems that brought snow to the higher elevations have helped make up for the slow start.

The last 24 hours’ snowfall has bumped up local ski resort bases considerably, with the forecast calling for more later in the week.

Apex Mountain Ski Resort, 45 minutes west of Penticton, is reporting 29 centimetres of new snow in the last 24 hours with a base of 139 cm.

Baldy Mountain Ski Resort, 35 minutes east of Oliver, is reporting 11 cm new snow in the past 24 hours. The mountain opens on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for the weekend.

Big White Ski Resort, an hour southeast of Kelowna, is reporting 27 cm of new snow in the past 24 hours with a 217 cm base.

Silver Star Resort, a half hour northeast of Vernon, is reporting 15 cm of new snow in the last 24 hours with a 154 cm base.

Sun Peaks Ski Resort, 45 minutes north of Kamloops, is reporting seven cm of new snow in the past 24 hours with a base of 145 cm.

Harper Mountain, about 20 minutes from Kamloops, is reporting a 124 cm base for skiing and snowboarding, along with tubing and snowshoeing. The ski hill is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


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