The way the Northern PV is maturing there is an omega blocking scenario over the Pac NW, so nothing of interest in the next 10 days for that region IMO.With all the early snow falls seems Whistler is missing out atm. Realise season hasn’t kicked off yet and it’s early but is there anything significant brewing up on the long range models for the next week or so.
No complaints apart from the jet stream that came through that had us laid up for a day or 2. Exact reason why we always extend our trip for downtime’s if there is a bump in the weather. Mountain recovered quickly and was soon forgotten. Great place and looking forward to returning soon.January certainly made up for it!!
Wow did it ever. In the relatively dry interior, at Apex we had over 40 cm of new snow in each week of January. I can't remember a January like that, there's usually at least one week - or two - of dry and cold. We went from a pretty lean Christmas to over 200 cm base by end of January. And then in the first week of Feb it went absolutely nuts, 165 cm in 7 days. We hit 300 cm base by the 15th. To put it in perspective, settled base greater than 300 cm only happens about twice a decade at Apex, and typically we don't get there until late March. So this season it happened with more than 6 weeks of skiing still left, and of course it continued to snow. The stick showed 335 cm on March 18 when they had to close, and another 60+ cm came down before scheduled season end on April 5. Safe to say they would have exceeded the mythical 350 cm and set an Apex record.January certainly made up for it!!