Canada’s 23-24 ski season is underway with Quebec’s Sommet Saint-Sauveur the first to run its lifts after temperatures dropped to allow snowmaking, as well as some natural snowfall, in the east of the country. Many of the hundreds of skiers arriving today donned commemorative ’23-24 Jour 1′ T shirts.
Tomorrow, Friday 3rd November, will see Banff’s Mt Norquay ski area as well as Lake Louise open earlier than planned after snowfall through October in the Canadian Rockies left a fairly wintery looking picture.
Saturday will see a fourth area, Nakiska, the closest to Calgary in Alberta opening and then next week a third Banff area, Sunshine, as well as marmot Basin near Jasper are expecting to open.
BC’s season will probably begin with Sun Peaks opening on November 18th with North America’s biggest ski area, Whistler Blackcomb, expecting to open five days later on the 23rd.