188 inches and counting. That’s a lot of snow. As of Friday afternoon, Whistler Blackcomb, a popular ski resort in British Columbia which will serve as a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has recorded 188 inches of snow for the month of November. The previous record was 164 inches in 2006. And there are still 10 days left in the month.
Whistler Blackcomb averages almost 400 inches of snow per year, meaning they’re almost halfway to their average total before Winter even begins. More snow is expected over the weekend. We know the forecast for Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) calls for more precipitation in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Taking all this into account, it seems the chance for 200+ inches in just this month is well within reach. How incredible would that be?!
Make sure to click the image above for a full photo gallery from the resort. The pictures are outstanding.