Coast Mountain Powder Alert

After an unseasonably warm and dry fall winter has finally arrived! In higher elevations the precipitation is piling up and creating a great base for November powder skiing. Coastal low-landers will experience an atmospheric river.

Snow is arriving with a vengeance in Northern BC and Terrace’s Northern Escape is expecting 234cm (92 inches) this week! Their Snow-Forecast report looks like this:

Further south Whistler is forecast to receive another 60cms on top of 40cms that fell last week. Whistler was just awarded the best ski resort in North America by Condé Nast Traveler‘s reader choice awards. Untracked powder lines was missing from the criteria however Whistler delivered last season.

The forecast for this ski season is another strong la Niña, which means a higher that average snowfall and colder temperatures.

You keeners that are chasing the season’s first powder turns need to be aware of early season hazards. Above the late Trevor Sexsmith set the first significant powder tracks of the season in Jasper, September 2016.

The first Avalanche Canada forecasts won’t be issued until November 25, although partner organizations like Parks Canada will be a step ahead of with their forecasts going live in the first week of November.

For the big weather picture, keep an eye on the Mountain Weather Forecast at

Happy pow pow!

Photo: Northern Escape