Whistler Mountain opening early
A sit skier plows though the snow during a powder day off of the Peak Chair on Whistler mountain in Whistler, B.C. Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The ski resort has seen 74cm of fresh snow in the past 48 hours and has had a total cumulative snowfall of 1343cm to date for the season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:04AM PST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:05AM PST
Skiers and snowboarders will be able to hit the slopes early this year on Whistler Mountain.
Thanks to cool temperatures, impressive snow making and new snow, the mountain is opening on Saturday, a week earlier than scheduled, the resort announced Tuesday.
Blackcomb Mountain, however, will open as planned on Nov. 22.
Vancouver’s North Shore ski destinations, Cypress Mountain and Grouse Mountain, are now open for the season.
B.C.’s Interior mountains aren't far behind either. Sun Peaks, just north of Kamloops, says it is on track for first day festivities this Saturday.