December 11, 2002
Small White Hope
The main purpose of this report is to replace those nasty brown pictures that have been scaring everyone with more hopeful, somewhat whiter ones. Yesterday's snowfall left about 5 cm of fairly heavy snow down at the house and perhaps double that in nice powder (over a rock hard ice base) up in Lizard Bowl. Hardly a major dump by Fernie standards, but definitely a shot in the arm in these parched times.
Depending on the forecast you look at, things look reasonably hopeful for some more snow in the next few days and if that means we are back in our normal storm track, then the chances of actually opening on Dec 20th are pretty good. It is taken a article of faith around here that the snow will come for the Christmas season and I certainly can't recall anytime when it didn't. However lots of snow is still needed, so some concern is inevitable.
At 16:00 it is hovering around the freezing mark down here at the house and if
you stare really hard for long enough, you just might see a flake float by.