The moment West Coasters have been waiting for... SNOW! Despite us loving the rain and the temperate climate, all the skiers and boarders out West wait all Fall for the start of another season. And this one is looking like it will be a great one.

Vancouver's 3 local ski mountains are opening EARLY this year, almost record breaking start times for all of them. Cypress and Grouse have both opened Today, November 13, 2009 and Seymour will be opening next Friday Nov.20.

In terms of base, not bad for a early start (as of November 13, 2009):

  1. Cypress:    91cm (mid mtn)
  2. Seymour:   70 cm
  3. Grouse:      65cm

And it seems this all just happened as 15cm+ of FRESH snow just came last night!

In regards to Whistler Blackcomb, conditions are also great 100cm base) and they are having an early opening tomorrow Saturday November 14, 2009! Watch video for sneak peek.

NOTE: Grouse and Seymour are UNAFFECTED by the Olympic games in terms of closures, but Cypress is heavily closed. Be sure to check their websites for further updates as there may be crowds.

So be sure to get out your skiis and boards, and come join East of Main on the slopes!

courtesy: Cypress Mtn

AuthorWells Stringham