Snow

(Big White Ski Resort photo)

Big White receives 21 cm of snow in 24 hours

Resort’s snow base 41 cm deep, one month until opening day

(Big White Ski Resort photo)
City workers Mike Jamieson and Jamie Greencorn perform the wintery ritual of putting up road closed signs on 10th Avenue SE (also known as Shoemaker Hill) on the morning of Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s Shoemaker Hill closed by snow, might still reopen

City staff say steep, winding portion of 10th Avenue SE could see a few more weeks of use

City workers Mike Jamieson and Jamie Greencorn perform the wintery ritual of putting up road closed signs on 10th Avenue SE (also known as Shoemaker Hill) on the morning of Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

First snowfall keeps North Okanagan RCMP busy

Slippery roads sends motorists sliding around area roads

Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Vehicles parked on Harbourfront Drive make it difficult for city crews to clear snow from the roadway. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Some residential streets to become snow routes in Salmon Arm

Parking will be restricted to one side of the road so snow can be piled on other side

Vehicles parked on Harbourfront Drive make it difficult for city crews to clear snow from the roadway. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Royce Hanson, Cory Young and Ceiran Young set off up the Owlhead snowmobile trail. (File Photo)

Sicamous snowmobile club plans to address COVID-19 and highway closures

Procedures at cabins and trailheads are being altered ahead of the coming sled season.

Royce Hanson, Cory Young and Ceiran Young set off up the Owlhead snowmobile trail. (File Photo)
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain Resort receives first snowfall of season

Dust off your skis or board!

Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Smiles were big at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon Sunday, Oct. 11, as the resort posted photos of “more than a dusting” of snow. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)

Okanagan mountain resort gets snow dump

SilverStar near Vernon posted to its social media pages, “more than a dusting and more to come”

Smiles were big at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon Sunday, Oct. 11, as the resort posted photos of “more than a dusting” of snow. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)
Revelstoke Mountain received its first snow fall of the year over Thanksgiving weekend. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)

First snow falls at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Gnorm the Powder Gnome is currently covered in fresh powder

Revelstoke Mountain received its first snow fall of the year over Thanksgiving weekend. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)
Snowfall with total amounts of up to 15 cm is expected tonight on the Okanagan Connector. (File photo)

Snowfall warning in effect for Okanagan Connector

Up to 15 centimetres are forecasted to fall tonight between Merritt and Kelowna

Snowfall with total amounts of up to 15 cm is expected tonight on the Okanagan Connector. (File photo)
Snowmobiling on Boulder Mountain. (Photo submitted by Revelstoke Snowmobiling Club)

Revelstoke Snowmobile Club adapting to COVID-19 restrictions

Memberships are currently on sale for $225 and can be ordered online

Snowmobiling on Boulder Mountain. (Photo submitted by Revelstoke Snowmobiling Club)
A snowstorm hammered the Okanagan Connector Sunday, June 7, 2020, sending two vehicles off road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

June snowstorm slams Okanagan Connector

Ice and hail has cars slipping and sliding on Highway 97C

A snowstorm hammered the Okanagan Connector Sunday, June 7, 2020, sending two vehicles off road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Snow pack now melted at Summerland survey sites

Snow pack now melted at Summerland survey sites

Measurements in winter and spring were higher than normal levels

Snow pack now melted at Summerland survey sites
Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Much of what used to come down as snow now happens as rain

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study
(File photo)

Snow depths show variations at two Summerland sites

Measurements were taken by municipality on May 1

(File photo)
Big White’s Snow Ghost Inn was built in 1979. (Contributed)

Condo’s roof collapses at Big White Ski Resort

The roof of Big White’s Snow Ghost Inn collapsed around 3 a.m. on April 20

Big White’s Snow Ghost Inn was built in 1979. (Contributed)
Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan

Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan

Snow surprised many Friday, April 3

Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan
Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

20 to 25 cm expected from Hope to Merritt

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway
Summerland’s April 1 snow measurements above normal

Summerland’s April 1 snow measurements above normal

Measurements taken at Summerland Reservoir and Isintok Lake

Summerland’s April 1 snow measurements above normal
Robin Reed gets his front skis up off the ground as he races over the course at the classic sled race held at the Burner Grille in Malakwa on Saturday, March 14. (Clancy Whiteside/Eagle Valley News)

In Photos: Classic sleds race in Malakwa

There was still enough snow on the ground for sledders young and old to have some fun races.

Robin Reed gets his front skis up off the ground as he races over the course at the classic sled race held at the Burner Grille in Malakwa on Saturday, March 14. (Clancy Whiteside/Eagle Valley News)
Volunteers from Salmon Arm, Vernon and Revelstoke Search and Rescue came to the aid of a snowmobiler who was stranded in the Blue Lake area on Saturday, March 14. (Hunters Range Snowmobile Association/Facebook photo)

Update: Helicopter used to save stranded sledder east of Sicamous

Members of local sled clubs and Shuswap, Vernon and Revelstoke SAR volunteers help with the rescue

Volunteers from Salmon Arm, Vernon and Revelstoke Search and Rescue came to the aid of a snowmobiler who was stranded in the Blue Lake area on Saturday, March 14. (Hunters Range Snowmobile Association/Facebook photo)