Snow starting to accumulate on Kootenay Mountains

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 20th, 2016

It’s looking a little white on top of Kootenay mountains Thursday morning after another storm passed over the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

The Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston received a dusting of the white stuff as did the Blueberry Paulson stretch between Trail/Castlegar and Christina Lake.

As for the ski hills, Whitewater is enjoying an early season dump with the resort enjoying a 56 cm (22.1 inches) accumulation in the past 48 hours.

Red Mountain in Rossland is also getting in on the action with report of 30 cm (11.7 inches) in the past 48 hours.

Environment Canada forecast says snow levels at 1500 meters with accumulations of 5-10 mm.

Sad for drivers who had better have good winter tires for the driving the higher elevation roads as of October 1 due to provincial winter tire rules but great news for powder hounds.



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