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The North Coast Mountains will see snow over the weekend Pi News

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North Coast mountains saw some snow over the weekend after a difficult season that forced ski resorts to close for several days.

Snow fell on Grouse, Cypress and Seymour over the weekend, ending the warm, dry weather that has caused service outages all season.

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Grouse Mountain has received 12 centimeters of snow in the last day and 22 centimeters in the last two days. According to the resort’s website, that 22 centimeters is all the new snow the mountain has seen in the past week.

Cypress also received new snow over the weekend, with 10 centimeters reported on social media in 24 hours Sunday morning. Most of them – seven centimeters – fell overnight.

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Although 24 centimeters of snow fell on Mount Seymour over the weekend, an announcement on the resort’s website says operations in the area below have been suspended until there is still “enough snow to reopen.”

Meanwhile, Whistler Blackcomb has received 19 centimeters of snow in the last 24 hours and 29 centimeters of snow in the last 48 hours. Another three centimeters is expected to fall on Monday.

BC ski resorts have struggled this season due to a lack of snow, with average snowpack 40 per cent below normal. In fact, one ski resort in BC has chosen not to open at all this season due to the warm weather.

“We are sorry for everyone affected by this difficult decision, as we were expecting another great season this year,” the owners of Mount Timothy, a ski resort in the province’s South Cariboo region, said last month.

If the severe cold at the beginning of the year helped the temporary conditions, due to the lack of snow, drought is expected in the region at the end of this year.

“We had some gains, but we lost them right away,” River Forecast Center hydrologist Jonathan Boyd told CTV News Vancouver last week. “There’s still a long way to go, but the most likely scenario is that we’ll have below-normal snowpack between April 1st and May 1st.”


Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi of CTV News Vancouver with files

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