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Record-Setting Snowstorm Hits Canadian Rockies

20th December 2019 | SkiBig3

News Regions: Alberta, British Columbia, Canada

Resorts in this article: Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Mt. Norquay

Enjoying a power day at Banff Sunshine Village with more snow on the way.

Enjoying a power day at Banff Sunshine Village with more snow on the way.

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SkiBig3 in the Canadian Rockies has kicked off the holiday season with a record-setting snowstorm. From the powder-filled streets of Banff and Lake Louise all the way up to the mountaintops of the SkiBig3 resorts of Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay, there is an extra Christmas-y feel happening across the entire destination.

With continuous snowfall starting on Friday, December 20, within the first 24 hours of the storm, SkiBig3 resorts saw more than 8” of fluffy soft powder landing across each of Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay. On Friday, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for another 4 to 6” expected across Banff National Park, with snowfall to continue falling throughout the weekend and expected to reach another 10 to 12” by Saturday evening.

Mt. Norquay skiing like a dream on Dec 20, 2019.  - © Courtesy of SkiBig3

Mt. Norquay skiing like a dream on Dec 20, 2019.

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And this isn’t SkiBig3’s first round of powder days, either! So far, predictions for a super snowy SkiBig3 season have rung true. With consistent snowfall since October and powder days on the weekly, visitors and locals alike are enjoying mid-season conditions in December. With exceptional conditions and wide-open terrain across all three of the SkiBig3 resorts, visitors are guaranteed to have a winter-white ski vacation at Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay this winter. If you’ve got an Ikon Pass or Mountain Collective pass in your pocket or just looking to try something new, this winter is proving to be the perfect time to sample the mountains of SkiBig3 in the great white Canadian north.

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Storm day at Lake Louise.  - © Courtesy of SkiBig3

Storm day at Lake Louise.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

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Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation