The Alberta ski season could start early thanks to October snow

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As the years have gone by, we’ve all come to expect an early dump of snow to hit Cowtown in the fall. The super-weird chinook/blizzard combo that hit Calgary this week did indeed suck, but it might prove to be a blessing for the Alberta ski season.

As reported by Global News, the staff at some of Alberta’s favourite ski hills are geared up and ready to go as long as Mother Nature cooperates. So far, she’s done her part and more. Calgary has been hit by not one, but two major snowfalls already.

Good Lord, Thanksgiving Turkey’s haven’t even been put in the oven and we’re sliding through a winter wonderland already. Can we donate Calgary’s snow to the ski hills in Alberta and just get ski season started?


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Nakiska was just dusted with a healthy 25 centimetres to aid in their snowmaking efforts. For people who hate sensical units of measurement, that’s nearly 10 inches of snow. Not bad at all.

Mount Norquay has also been dealt a good hand thus far and is aiming to open in the first week of November, same as Nakiska. Both mountains have the opportunity to open earlier, according to their management, but would need a few more heavy snowfalls to do so.

Sunshine and Lake Louise haven’t been as lucky just yet, but they are also expecting to open early November, so don’t stress. Plus, you can still get the Lake Louise early-bird ski passes and save some dough.

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