Mother Nature has decided to let 'er rip nice and early this season, and has been blasting areas, including Whistler, B.C. and Mt. Bachelor, with lots of early season snow. Last week, NOAA released a winter weather forecast that warned of a strong storm percolating off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and that storm has moved inland and has been dumping snow on several resorts.
As of Monday, Whistler's on-mountain webcams show plenty of precipitation and near white-out conditions. The resort is reporting over two feet of snow in the alpine over the past few storm cycles, from Friday-Sunday. The forecast is calling for an additional two feet of snow by the end of the week. Whistler is scheduled to open November 24th, but said they will open early if conditions allow. Check out photos of the new snow captured by their webcams in the gallery above.
The Red Chair at Mt. Bachelor is shrouded by the storm.
Also reporting sizable snowfall is Mt. Bachelor, located outside of Bend, Oregon. The resort received a sold smattering of snow and is reporting 20 inches of fresh as of Monday. This storm cycle will continue throughout Tuesday with more accumulation on the way before temps are supposed to warm up on Wednesday.
Mt. Bachelor’s snow stake showing over 20 inches on Monday.
Squaw Alpine Resort is also reporting a strong showing of snow as of this morning and posted the video below from today. It’s stacking up all over!
It may only be the middle of October, but all these early season storms could be a good indicator for a strong season ahead. Is it snowing where you are? Let us know in the comments below.