Kicking Horse Starting Season with Record Base
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 08-Dec-2021
J2SkiNews posted 08-Dec
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort says they'll have their deepest base ever for an opening day when the lifts start turning again there this Friday.
The ski area, located on the BC/Alberta border, currently has 160cm (64") of snow lying after clocking up 323cm (nearly 11 feet) of pre-season powder.
The centre is located in a fairly narrow part of North America along the Alberta/BC border which has seen exceptional November and early-December snowfall when most of the rest of the entire continent saw warmer than average Fall temperatures and limited snowfall.
Until big ski areas began fully opening in Europe last weekend resorts including Lake Louise and Sunshine near Banff as well as Sun Peaks in Alberta were posting the most terrain open in the world. Sunshine also had to close for several days due to extreme avalanche danger due to all the snow when other resorts couldn't open for lack of any snow.
The current December forecast is looking more promising for the rest of North America with some light snowfalls reported already across the continent this week and much more significant snowstorms expected from next week for the latter half of December.
Some resorts in the Tahoe region, where many have still been unable to open for local of snow, are optimistically dubbing this the upcoming "winter reset".