The mountains have been getting dumped on! Here's a list of snow updates and 2016 opening dates for Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Whistler Blackcomb, Revelstoke Mountain & More! It's going to be a great year for snowboarding in Alberta & BC.
Lots of people have been hitting us up lately to find opening dates at all our local hills, so we made this little cheat sheet of everyone's opening dates and where they are sitting in terms of snow! Everyone is having amazing pre-season snow right now, which is super exciting! It's going to be an amazing year for snowboarding in Alberta!
Calgary Olympic Park:
They still haven't announced a solid opening date or blowing snow, but as the temperature starts to drop, they should announce a date for later in November.
For more info visit:www.winsport.ca
Nakiska Ski Area:
It seems like everyone in Cochrane has a Nakiska pass because it's so close and affordable. They just pushed back their opening date to late November (weather depending), but it seems like they have snow out there! Here's a picture from mid October.
Still no opening date announced, they usually open late November. Here's a picture of the top by the Norquay Cliffhouse.
For more info visit: http://winter.banffnorquay.com/
Banff Sunshine Village:
Sunshine Village is the first hill to open in Canada and it looks like they have a HUGE amount of snow, even a mini park set up for opening day. They will be opening tomorrow (November 3rd). They got 4 inches of fresh snow overnight last night.Here's some pictures of the mountain currently.
For More Info Visit: www.skibanff.com
Lake Louise Resort:
It looks like there is already a ton of natural snow out there and they are just getting things ready. It will be one of their best opening days in a long time. Check the picture below and also a video Lake Louise posted a few weeks back. They are planning on opening Friday November 19th.
For More Info Visit: www.skilouise.com
Kicking Horse Mountain:
From the looks of it Kicking Horse is getting dumped on! They got 18cm in the last 24 hours and it's still coming down! Their opening day is currently set for December 10th, but I think it might get bumped forward with all the snow they are having. Here's some pictures of the hill and an employee getting in some first turns.
For more info visit: http://kickinghorseresort.com/
Revelstoke is planning their opening day for December 3rd. They currently have 237cms of snow which is DOUBLE what they had this time last year. A bunch of people I know are already out there riding back country and saying the snow is amazing! Their opening day is going to be an epic one. Here's a pic of Norm the Powder gnome currently and our shop friend Kayleigh Walton in back country ;)
For more info visit: www.revelstokemountainresort.com
Whistler Blackcomb Resort:
Last but not least, the big guys Whistler Blackcomb will be opening on November 23th. This one is always a popular road trip or vacation. Also below is their pre-season prep video, which shows how good the snow is already looking out there.
Everyone get excited for more snow and to what looks like is going to be an amazing season!