BC Ski Resorts Report Heavy Snowfall
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The region around Whistler and the Vancouver metropolitan area has been especially hard hit this year, and snow continues to fall, the Vancouver Sun reports. At Cypress Mountain, for example, the mid-mountain snow depth is currently an astonishing 17 feet. That's right - travelers will be skiing on snow that's nearly three times the height of most people. At the top of the mountain, the snow is packed even higher, at 19 feet.
Nearby Grouse Mountain claims approximately 17.5 feet on most trails. The resort also reports that nearly 2 additional feet have fallen in the past week alone.
"This is shaping up to be a banner year," Grouse spokesman William Mbaho told the news source. "While we sympathize with the city-dwellers and the interminable rain that they have been experiencing this winter, we couldn't be happier with the snowfall on Grouse Mountain."
Perhaps the most famous resort in British Columbia, Whistler, is also reporting that 2011 has broken the previous year's snowfall total, which was the second-highest on record. The all-time leader in snowfall for the resort is still 1999, and 3 more feet of snow will need to fall in 2011 in order to surpass it.