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Amid low snowfall, some resorts in B.C. are still hoping for a whiter winter

December 29, 2013 - 3:47 PM

VANCOUVER - Some ski resorts in British Columbia are still praying for snow.

Brent Curtain of Vancouver Island's Mount Washington Alpine Resort says ski runs remain closed because there's only about 20 centimetres of snow at the mid-mountain baseline compared to the 350 centimetres it had last year.

He says the resort normally boasts upwards of 4,000 daily visitors but only a fraction of them are paying for the mountain's tubing and sliding areas.

Officials at Mt. Seymour on Vancouver's North Shore say they could also use a whiter winter because three of the main lifts are closed.

Spokeswoman Emmalee Brunt says business over the Christmas holidays usually brings in 20 per cent of the mountain's revenue, and the lack of snow has dealt that number a blow.

Officials from both mountains say it's still too early to talk about how the lack of snow will affect season-pass holders, and they are hoping a few storms will change business for the better.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
The Canadian Press

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