Whistler Snow Report Brings Fresh Powder to the Mountain
The Whistler snow report didn’t disappoint as Whistler Blackcomb received 20 cm of fresh snow overnight under a snowfall warning that is to bring up to another 50 to 60 cm of fresh power to the mountain by Saturday. After last week’s Pineapple Express system, this would increase Whistler Blackcomb’s March snowfall over 200 cm, only two weeks in to the month. Traditionally March sees the third largest monthly average snowfall and it couldn’t be better timing as Spring Break in Whistler starts next week followed by the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) in April.
Spring Break Looks Promising in Whistler
Today, Whistler’s ski resort is expected to see large amounts of fresh snow in the village until it later this afternoon when it’s expected that it will turn to rain. With this significant spring snowstorm in the Whistler Valley, the Whistler road conditions are quite slick. Drive BC is reporting slushy with slippery sections on the Sea to Sky Highway from Alice Lake Road to Whistler’s Function Junction area. It was reported that there were several cars stuck off the side of the Sea to Sky Highway this morning between Whistler and Squamish.
For people driving to Whistler, it is mandatory for all vehicles to have snow tires on given the current Whistler snow report for the rest of this week. Whistler Blackcomb’s avalanche warning was raised to considerable today in the alpine, for both above and below treeline levels. For backcountry enthusiasts, Whistler Blackcomb’s backcountry is not recommended this week given the heavy snowfall forecasted for Whistler. With Whistler under a major snowfall warning and the snow report forecasting over 200 cm of fresh snow in the first two weeks of March, Spring Break trips to Whistler should increase considerably as the ski resort looks to continue extending its late ski season.
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