An afternoon rainstorm turned quickly to snow at Sunshine Village this week. The mid-day storm blanketed the resort, providing a fresh winter blanket of wet, heavy snow.
With night time temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, and snow hitting the mountains at such an early date, the resort is poised to kick off a new season the first few weeks of November.
“When we receive such an early snowfall it certainly wets our appetite for things to come,” begins Tanya Otis, Manager of Communications, Media and Advertising at Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort. “With the cooperation of Mother Nature we anticipate seeing skiers and riders hit the slopes with our opening day scheduled for November 9th.”
This late summer snowstorm may be a precursor of things to come, with Accuweather.com predicting early snowfall in the mountains.
Senior meteorologist Brett Anderson for Accuweather.com recently released a report highlighting Canada’s fall forecast which indicates the Rockies may in fact receive early season snow. And additional reports from Accuweather.com continue to speculate heightened precipitation within the coming months.
“Following on the heels of Sunshine Village’s spectacular 2011-2012 season, we are optimistic that we will see a repeat performance of last year’s record-breaking 34-feet of snow. Every appearance of the white stuff ignites excitement within the resort in addition to the ski and snowboarding community.”
Sunshine Village has the longest non-glacial season in Canada and is renowned for its champagne powder snow.
For more information on Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort visit skibanff.com or call 1-87-SKI-BANFF (1 -877-542-2633).