In the final days of 2018, Whistler Blackcomb set a new snowfall record for the month of December and the snow just keeps on coming!
Daily statistics compiled by the mountain shows a record 151″ of fresh snow fell last month, beating the all-time record for a December month, set in 1994, by over 1.5″.
“It was a phenomenal holiday period and we’ve got a great base to start the season, particularly given the snow we’ve had in the first days of January. It took some time to arrive this season, but it’s not letting up,” said Marc Riddell, Whistler Blackcomb & Northwest Public Relations Director.
Some 29″ of snow hit the mountains between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday this week, temporarily closing the highway. With all 8,171 acres of the resort now open, the storm delivered prime conditions for the weekend, though some areas may remain closed, pending avalanche clearing.
Those headed to the mountains are asked to watch the website and social media for the latest weather and conditions, and check DriveBC for road information.