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Stoked for the ski season? There's fresh snow at resorts in Thompson-Okanagan

A recent dump of snow in the Thompson-Okanagan has the four major ski resorts in the region likely has skiers and snowboarders excited for opening day.
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October 15, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The four major ski hills in the Thompson-Okanagan are getting snow thanks to the recent freezing temperatures at higher elevations.

Here's a roundup of how much snow they've had and the plans to open for the ski and snowboarding season.

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops received roughly 11 centimetres of powder between Oct. 13 and Wednesday night, Oct. 14, at the mid-mountain level, according to

Another eight cm is expected to begin falling Oct. 16, according to the forecast.

The resort is expected to open Nov. 21 for the season.


Another morning waking up to this ??. Posted by Sun Peaks Resort on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Big White Ski Resort

The resort near Kelowna had 15 cm of snow fall between Oct. 12 and Oct. 14 at the mid-mountain level, the forecast from said. Another one cm of snow is on Friday, Oct. 16.

The next significant snowfall is expected on Oct. 18 with five cm.

Opening day at the resort is scheduled for Nov. 29.

SilverStar Mountain Resort

Roughly 11 cm of snow fell between Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 at the mid-mountain level at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon. is predicting the next snowfall for the resort will be on Oct. 15, with three cm, and four cm is anticipated for Sunday.

The ski season begins Nov. 28 at the North Okanagan ski resort.


We are thankful for the moments that make us smile, the memories we get to share, the adventures that await AND for the... Posted by SilverStar Mountain Resort on Monday, October 12, 2020

Apex Mountain Resort

During the last six days, between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15, the Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton received 18 cm of snow, according to The resort’s next snowfall will be Saturday, Oct. 17 with one cm expected.

There’s no significant amount snow in the immediate forecast for this resort and the ski hill has yet to announce a season’s opening date.

Last year, the South Okanagan ski resort opened in December.

Posted by Apex Mountain Resort on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New COVID-19 protocols will be in place at all four resorts for the winter season.

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