Still a month out from the Turkey Sale, held annually on Thanksgiving, the first signs of winter hit the area late last week and by Sunday those who made it above 7,000-feet were greeted by a winter wonderland. The snow timed perfectly with the last opportunity to walk the new Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk.
There is always a way to ski Whistler Blackcomb, but the consistency of snow is what this mountain is known for and it would appear the 2018-19 season is off to a pretty sweet start. The 10-year average annual snowfall is 416″, and last season they closed with 488″, almost 5% above the 10-year average.
The snowiest month of the season varies year by year, so definitely get your gear ready to go at a moment’s notice!
The biggest single month on record was November 2009, with almost 200″ of awesomeness. Just last January they recorded their third snowiest month of the last 10 years, with 150″ in those 31-days.
Whistler Blackcomb’s winter season opening day is November 22, but there are still four weekends left to make it up to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park (open daily through Oct. 8) and go sightseeing (weekends)!