We got enough.
Last weekend a snow fall warning was issued for central Alberta from the Rockies into Saskatchewan. The same storm is now blasting Winnipeg!
We were supposed to get 10-20 centimeters but it just became rain and slush and a little dusting at the end. Marmot Basin, on the other hand got 71 centimeters in just 48 hours! So how much is enough?
Our 60 centimeter base here in the middle of a major metropolitan area seems to be it. Between the changing seasons, freezing, thawing, melting, snowing, freezing and back again the snow will last until March 28, the day Snow Valley closes to the public. In the mountains, last year for instance, Jasper stayed a viable area right up until May 7th! Skiing in Jasper in May? You bet and you can also wager, if you were a wager-er, that they will try to extend it at least until that date. The rest of the Rockies are the same…push the last day as far back as the “Slush Cup” will allow! (Slush Cup is where you come down the hill and cross a lake of slush helped by a hose. If you make it you’re a dry hero, if you don’t you’re a wet Zero.).
Snow Valley is still running and having a ball. The Big Hit was a great success with winners in 13-17 males, 18+ males and female divisions. Thanks to our title sponsor, elan and our double black diamond sponsors, Blank Skateboard and Snowboard, Skiers Sportshop, Olive, Mamot Basin, Billabong, Von Zipper, Salomon, Snow Rider and our media sponsor CITY TV. Also helping out was Kombi, Nordica, Scott, Bonfire, Boston Pizza, Rumor, Exit, Ryders Eyewear and Level.
Now let’s RIDE!