Fresh snow was reported to be falling on the resort's Palmer snowfield yesterday (September 29th) but not enough yet to re-open. "Pray for more snow," the area urges its fans.
With the ‘100 days to go' mark to the Vancouver Olympics imminent however, excitement at Whistler has raised yet another notch with new snow on the mountains there.
"Overnight Whistler Blackcomb received a dusting of the white stuff and there is more snow on the way with sub zero temperatures in the alpine over the next few days." Ryan Proctor told www.skiinfo.co.uk, noting snowfall predictions of up to 27cm (11 inches) by Saturday.
In South America there's been fresh snow in Chile. Portillo has recorded 3cm (an inch) more in the past few days and still has over 1.8m (6 feet) lying on upper slopes but is scheduled to close at the weekend. There were bigger falls for the 3 Valley resorts nearer to capital Santiagio.
There was also new snow at most of the major Argentinian ski areas, with Las Lenas still claiming the greatest snow deopths of 2.3m (nearly 8 feet) o n upper slopes.