With 8,171 acres, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, BC is the largest ski resort in North America and averages about 458 inches of snow annually. It’s known as one of the biggest, best ski resorts in the world, with phenomenal skiing and world-class backcountry access. However, Whistler is currently struggling with the thing they need the most: snow.
Whistler has only received 35 inches of snow since their opening day on November 28, and has a current base depth of 30 inches. 12 of those inches have only fallen in the last 48 hours.
Only 8% of trails are open at Whistler Blackcomb right now, and less than half of its 26 lifts are spinning. It’s not a very exciting start to winter for the behemoth ski area, but resort staff remain optimistic.
The good news is that it is currently snowing at the ski resort at the time of this writing, and 5 inches of new snow are expected to fall over the next 24 hours. Perhaps it is just a slow start to winter in British Columbia, and old man winter is getting ready to throw it into gear.