As of Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, Whistler-Blackcomb had received 1,031 centimetres (406 inches) of snow in the 2006-07 season, surpassing the resort’s seasonal average of 1,006 cm, or 396 inches — with over three months before the season ends on June 3.
Storms are also predicted to continue through the weekend, bringing another 22-35 cm of snow to the resort. While conditions have improved in the east and resorts in the U.S. are starting to see significant storms, Whistler-Blackcomb has had more snow this year than resorts in California, Utah and Colorado, and other popular North American destinations.
“Whistler’s geographical location in British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range is the perfect position to receive significant snowfall from precipitation generated over the Pacific Ocean,” said Stuart Rempel, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Whistler-Blackcomb. “This year has been a banner year to date, starting off with a record 416 cm or 164 inches in the month of November alone, exemplifying why Whistler-Blackcomb is known as one of the most reliable ski resorts in the world for snow.”
On top of November’s record month for snow, this season is on pace to be the second snowiest on record for the resort despite a relatively warm and dry period from late January to mid-February.