SilverStar Mountain Resort issued a fresh powder alert on Jan. 24, 2018. Image: Facebook/SilverStar Mountain Resort

Fresh powder alert on area mountains

Get your ski gear ready, the area mountains are celebrating a whole bunch of fresh snow

Much of the snow in the valley bottoms had started to melt away, but winter returned with a wallop this week blanketing the region, and ski hills, with fresh B.C. snow.

Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna got 19 centimetres of fresh powder over the last 24 hours with an alpine snow base of 205 cm.

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Vernon’s Silver Star Mountain Resort is reporting 11 cm of fresh powder in the last 24 hours with an alpine base of 189 centimetres.

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Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops enjoyed eight centimetres in the last 24 hours with an alpine snow base of 153 cm.

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort received 11 cm in the last 24 hours with a base depth of 202 cm.

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Further south the ski hills are enjoying the fresh powder as well.

Apex Mountain Resort is calling it a ‘Pow Day’ with 20 cm of fresh powder in the last 24 hours and an alpine snow base of 183 cm.

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Oliver’s Baldy Mountain Resort saw 17 cm of fresh powder in the last 24 hours and is boasting an alpine snow base of 138 cm.

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