2012-01-25 - The Return of Snowmageddon?
Image: Another Mount Washington road sign fights for its life.
Credit: Mount Washington Alpine Resort
A series of snow-laden weather systems have dumped prolific amounts of snow on Mount Washington this past week. The first big dump arrived Friday night and the snow has been falling consistently, and sometimes dramatically, since then.
“The weather over the last few days has been very reminiscent of last years Snowmageddon event over Christmas,” says Brent Curtain, spokesperson for the mountain. “We've received over 175 centimetres of new snow in the last five days so the landscape has changed significantly up here.”
It appears that the La Nina predictions have finally come true for the Island resort. After receiving below average snowfall at the beginning of December, snowfall has been plentiful and well above average over the last month.
Skiers and boarders who waited patiently for the deep snow the resort is famous for were rewarded handsomely over the last week.
“You could feel the electricity in the lift line at the Boomerang this week,” Curtain adds. “The conditions in the Outback have never been better with sunshine following 40 centimetre dumps of snow. Its been unbelievable!”
With a mix of more snow and sunshine in the forecast over the next seven days, Mount Washington is offering up near perfect mid-winter conditions with a snow base that's closing in on a depth of 400 centimetres. It may not be the Snowmageddon of last winter, but it's the next best thing!
For more information on the mountain and to check out upcoming events like the Old School GS Race this Saturday, visit mountwashington.ca.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located 30 minutes above the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Island Express service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll free or locally at 250-338-1386. Surf to www.mountwashington.ca for additional information including our live snow cam.
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The Return of Snowmageddon?