Check out this CTV news clip about our ski season (Feb. 24, 2015): Worst Ski Season in Over 100 Years. There’s a nice aerial overview of the snow cover on the North Shore. Almost no snow!

Snowboarders make their way down a run at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The local ski hills around Vancouver have suffered with little to no snow this winter due to warm temperatures and rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Snowboarders make their way down a run at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The local ski hills around Vancouver have suffered with little to no snow this winter due to warm temperatures and rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

It’s true. From my recent digging this is the worst winter snow season we’ve had since 1981. I understand that at least one of the local ski hills went bankrupt after that winter. Maybe historically this kind of winter is a 1 in 30 or 50 year event, but it could become a 1 in 10 or 5 year event in the near future. Certainly wise for local ‘ski’ areas to diversify and offer a bunch of different activities. It might be wise for Avalanche Forecasters/Instructors to diversify as well… Anyone interested in guided mid-winter blueberry picking? Maybe I’ll just spend all my time writing about the weather.

 

 

Worse Ski Season in 100 Years?!

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