La Nina means Big Powder in 2016

Viva La Niña!

Tons of early snowfall means we are gearing up for some huge powder this 2016 ski season!

La Niña looks like it may be making an appearance this winter after all! After months of uncertainty among weather forecasters as to what weather fronts 2016's winter would hold, a mild La Niña now looks to be on the horizon. For those of you not familiar with the term “La Niña” it basically means that for Western Canada, we expect to see more snow than average in the mountains. And with plenty of ski resorts across Western Canada reporting record breaking amounts of snow through October and beginning of November, to us it means a prime ski season!
With early snowfalls covering the slopes of various ski resorts across BC and Alberta, we’ve been closely watching snowcams, just itching to get our gear out and hit the slopes. You may think that’s a little much, but after Banff’s Sunshine Village Resort November 3rd opening, you may think twice. In fact, Sunshine Village just had it’s earliest opening in over 30 years… Thanks La Niña!
We’ve rounded up our top 5 early snowfall pics at our mountain destinations, to illustrate just how powder-ful this season is going to be!

1. Snow on the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village, November 3rd



2. Excited Banff Sunshine Village guests about to hit the slopes early!

Another wicked blue bird day #shredding #snowboarding #sunshinevillage #bluebird #perfect #skiing

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3. Leah Evans skiing Revelstoke Mountain Resort a couple of days ago, official opening Dec. 3rd

Two days ago seems like a day dream ✨?: @zoyalynch

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4. Big White’s mascots enjoying the early snowfalls!

It just won't stop snowing!! 13.5cm overnight, the moose are stoked… ⛄️

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5. Whistler Blackcomb covered with powder on Nov. 4th



…Excited yet? We sure are! Check out our list of opening dates for ski resorts across Western Canada so you can be fully prepared. We’ll be right in the middle of ski season before we know it! That’s just another reason to start thinking about booking your mountain accommodations if you haven’t already. Our vacation rentals have been selling fast, and with all the La Niña excitement, bookings won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Interested? Give our Destination Experts a call on 1.877.902.1616, they will be happy to help you find the perfect accommodation for your trip.

Here’s to another great snow-filled Winter!