Mount Washington delays opening day

Mount Washington Alpine Resort has delayed opening day of the ski season. Management had hoped to open the slopes this Friday.

"As soon as we have enough snow we're opening the mountain," spokesperson Brent Curtain said. "We did get some (snow on the weekend) but just not the accumulations we were hoping to see."

Conditions will change dramatically, noted Weather Network meteorologist Dana Vettese. "If you haven't gotten your winter coat out soon, you should do that. The cold is certainly coming.

"December will be off to winter weather. From the Comox Valley north to the Alaska border, expect temperatures a bit below normal."

Vettese said a low-pressure system from the south might bring some snow and cold temperatures, and because of that, if there is precipitation, "the snow won't be going anywhere for awhile."


She added there is a good chance of a cold temperature record being broken, particularly along the coast, where temperatures may reach a low of -7C, predicted for Tuesday night. Overnight temperatures may dip to -6 until Thursday, with highs of 0. There is a chance of snow flurries in the Comox Valley by Friday.



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