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Winter season looking promising on the mountains

Last Updated Nov 5, 2017 at 9:29 am PST

Grouse Mountain. Photo courtesy Metro Vancouver
Summary

Grouse Mountain has already seen more than 20 centimeters of snow, but the slopes aren't quite open

A La Niña winter is in the forecast, meaning ski resorts are excited about a colder and wetter season

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s not enough to open, but some resorts around the Lower Mainland say they’ve already seen some good snow and the season ahead is looking promising.

Grouse Mountain has already seen more than 20 centimeters of snow.

“So we’re looking nice and wintry up at the top of the mountain,” says Julia Grant with the resort.

She says it might still be too early to predict when the slopes will be open.

“It all depends on the season but we’re excited for another great winter season ahead and all signs are looking promising.”

“We have some paths on the mountain top, we’re working on getting our skating pond open but as far as out on the runs, we’re still in preparations.”

Meanwhile, Mount Seymour’s Simon Whitehead says the forecast is calling for another La Niña winter.

“Which typically means colder and wetter than usual, which should be very similar to last year so we’re very excited,” he says. “The cold snap coming through the mountains is really exciting, we received a good layer of snow. We’re hoping it’s going to build in the coming weeks.”