Weekend snow expected to aid Baldy opening Dec. 14

It won’t be much longer now.

Two ski resorts in the South Okanagan are both expected to open Dec. 14, after pushing back their original targets by a week due to a lack of snow.

“The forecast is getting whiter after a sunny autumn season, however, there is not yet enough snow on the ground at Baldy Mountain Resort to safely open the mountain for the season,” the hill said in a release Thursday.

It is reporting a 40-cm base but only one cm of new snow over the last seven days. However, another 36 cm of snow is predicted over the weekend and through Tuesday evening.

Baldy is located about 45 minutes northeast of Osoyoos.

Apex Mountain Resort, located about 40 minutes west of Penticton, also noted its concern for skier safety in a Facebook post regarding its opening date.

The hill had a 45-centimetre alpine base as of Thursday.

—with files from Penticton Herald


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