Mountain crews were digging out ski lifts and doorways to chalets this morning after 55 cm of snow fell overnight on top of the 21 cm that fell the day before. In the past five days, 82 cm of snow has fallen at Marmot Basin!
We currently have 6 of our 7 lifts open with the Knob Chair expected to open soon. There is now ample snow to open the Knob, however, the challenge is to get a snow groomer to the top to build the cat track, erect fencing, and conduct avalanche safety protocols.
While shoppers take advantage of Black Friday savings, we are celebrating White Friday at Marmot Basin!! With over 80 cm of new snow this past week, Marmot Basin is leading the way with a settled snow pack at mid-mountain of 104 cm, the deepest snow base of all Canadian ski resorts!
To put that in perspective, the 30 year average snowfall for Edmonton for the entire winter is 124 cm. “I can’t recall the last time we had over a metre of settled snowpack in November”, commented Marmot’s Brian Rode. Marmot Basin President, Dave Gibson was sporting a snow eating grin after a few runs this morning! Declaring “that was the best heli-skiing like conditions in a National Park ever!”