Snowstorm covers Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in nearly a foot of powder

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 25, 2010 9:49 am

A heavy Pacific snowstorm hit Whistler Blackcomb ski resort this weekend, dropping nearly a foot of snow in the higher elevations. The freezing level is expected to remain steady with more periods of snow forecast for this week. Meteorologists are calling for a La Niña weather cycle for the Pacific Northwest, meaning cooler temperatures and more snow than Whistler Blackcomb’s annual average of 34 feet/10.25m.

With winter vacation excitement in full gear, guests visiting Whistler Blackcomb can book by Nov. 15 and save up to 30% on their lift/lodging package. Deals and packages start as low as $84 CAD per person per night. More information is available at

With a host of upgrades for the 2010-11 ski season, Whistler’s post-Olympic year looks like one for the ages.

Pictures: The photos below were taken this weekend by Whistler’s Doug Burnett, manager of the Roundhouse Lodge and Steep’s.