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Skiers and snowboarders are likely rejoicing, especially those who prefer Whistler, which has received so much snow they're opening Whistler Mountain a week ahead of schedule.

Canada's top ski resort receives almost a metre of snow


Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, November 16, 2015, 11:41 AM - With the B.C. mountain passes blanketed with snow yet again, we understand why drivers might be unhappy with the effects of the latest system to roll through.

Skiers and snowboarders, however, are likely rejoicing, especially those who prefer Whistler, which has received so much snow in the last few days they're opening Whistler Mountain on November 19, a week ahead of schedule.

"The early opening has been made possible thanks to favourable early season conditions, including natural snowfall and prime temperatures for snowmaking," reads an announcement on the resort's website. "Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 26."

The resort reports around 56 cm have fallen at its Pig Alley weather station over the past seven days, and a total of 132 cm so far in November.

And there's more on the way, with the latest system set to bring snow to the interior, manifesting as heavy rain on the coast, along with strong winds.

Parts of the northern interior and and the north coast are under a snowfall warning, with 10-20 cm set to fall over the course of Monday. Though Whistler itself is not currently in the warning, the alpine regions are expected to receive 30-40 cm of snow through to Tuesday. 

Tune into The Weather Network on TV for continued updates on this system, and check out our Whistler forecast page here.

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