Staff at Silver Star Mountain remove snow from roofs in preparation of the storm that hit the region from Saturday to Monday.

Staff at Silver Star Mountain remove snow from roofs in preparation of the storm that hit the region from Saturday to Monday.

Storm brings smiles at Star

People grabbed their skies and headed to Silver Star Mountain Resort Monday.

The snow storm that caused havoc in the valley bottom was a dream come true for skiers.

With schools and many businesses closed, people grabbed their skies and headed to Silver Star Mountain Resort Monday.

“It was like the Christmas holiday at 8 a.m. People wanted to make tracks,” said Anne Haight, sales and marketing director.

At times on Monday, the parking lots were at capacity.

About 50 centimetres fell Sunday and Monday, bringing the total base to 174 centimetres.

“I haven’t seen that much snow in several years,” said Haight.

“People who love powder are all smiles. Any time you get snow of this significance, it’s good for us.”

However, while the snowfall has bolstered the opportunities for skiing, some challenges were created. Specifically, staff prepared for the storm by removing heavy snow already accumulated on roofs.

“We had days of notice that the storm was coming so we were ready,” said Haight.

 

Vernon Morning Star