SNOW ALERT!  A heavy Pacific storm has been hitting Whistler Blackcomb this weekend, dropping between 25-30cm of snow at 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.

Weather Update – October 25, 2010

Temperature Outlook – Freezing levels are currently around 1600m or the Chic Pea on Whistler Mountain, and are expected to remain somewhat steady through Thursday.

Forecasted Snow – With the storm continuing to stick around through to the end of the day we can expect up to 7cm of snow.

Current Snow Line – light accumulations to near the bottom of Solar Coaster Express on Blackcomb

New Snow Last Week- 25-30cm has fallen over the upper part of the mountain throughout the weekend and Monday morning.

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