After receiving over 30 cm of snow is less than 32 hours, we are set to open most of the mountain before the weekend!
The snow started falling heavily in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 15 and did not let up until late afternoon the same day depositing 31 cm of fresh snow on the slopes. A whopping 65 cm has fallen at Marmot Basin in just the past 4 days.
The added snow means we can open the Paradise Quad Chair and the Canadian Rockies Express Quad chair TOMORROW (Tuesday November 17th), along with the majority of the runs in the upper portion of the mountain. The Eagle Ridge Quad chair is expected to operate starting Thursday which means 6 of 7 lifts and most of the mountain will be open this weekend!
“The snow could not have come at a better time”, said Rob Ellen, Marmot Basin’s mountain manager. “We opened on Saturday with good skiing on 6 runs in the lower mountain. On our second day of operation we got walloped by a huge snow blizzard and now we will get most of the mountain open, and it is only November 16”, he added.
Last season Marmot Basin had some of, if not the very best snow conditions in all of North America. Early indications are looking good, and we are hoping for a repeat this season! The high base elevation and location in the northern Rockies gives us an advantage when it comes to getting consistently good snow conditions, even when temperatures are forecast to be warmer than normal, such as is the case during an El Nino year. We don’t get rain at our elevation, we get dry snow, perfect for powder skiing!
Another significant snowfall is forecast for Tuesday and is expected to bring another 20+ cm!
Lift Tickets will remain discounted by 40% for tomorrow and Wednesday. Regular Season pricing will commence Thursday November 19th.
Conditions in the Upper Mountain:
In the Snow Storm on Sunday November 15th: