Kootenay ski resorts, highways blanketed in snow

Whitewater Ski Resort webcam.
Red Mountain Resort webcam.
Paulson Summit, DriveBC webcam.
Blueberry Paulson on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)

While unseasonable wintry conditions are troublesome for commuters is a welcome surprise to ski and snowboard enthusiasts.

Snow on highway passes is making traveling in the Kootenays difficult this weekend — especially for those who have not put on their winter tires.

READ MORE: Snowfall could top 40 centimetres this weekend in parts of B.C.

At noon on Saturday, DriveBC was reporting compact snow and slushy, slippery sections on Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit. There is also compact snow on Highway 3B between Nancy Greene and Rossland.

Environment Canada reports that 15-20 cm of snow accumulated overnight at higher elevations with another 5-10 cm expected Saturday with an additional 5-10 cm on Sunday. Total accumulations for the storm may reach 40 cm.

Meanwhile, Whitewater ski resort’s webcam shows they received about 20 centimetres of snow. Red Mountain Resort also received a significant snowfall.



betsy.kline@castlegarnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Dream come true: sleep centre opens in Castlegar

Castlegar centre offers consultations and sleep lab tests.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates attend Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum

About 120 people attended the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum on Oct. 16 at the Prince Charles Theatre.

Hundreds turn out for Singh, NDP candidate rally in Penticton

The messaging was clear, NDP “chooses you”

How local candidates are using Facebook to advertise directly to you

Liberal campaign is the biggest spender on Facebook ads in South Okanangan–West Kootenay

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Rare bird spotted in Victoria draws enthusiasts from across the continent

It’s the first time a yellow-browed warbler has been reported on the mainland of North America

B.C. woman must pay $1,000 after unleashed dog bites another

Owner should never have left Bibi unattended, tribunal member wrote

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s mural defaced in Edmonton

The eyes on the portrait were blacked out

Report suggests new BC Ferries terminal near YVR

Metro Vancouver currently has two ferry terminals at northern and southern reaches

B.C. scouting group’s tent destroyed by black bear on Thanksgiving

The Richmond-based Sea Dragon Sea Scouts were camping at Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Most Read