Weekly Ops Update – Jan 5

This morning, a new weather system arrived which is expected to build in intensity this evening and overnight. Throughout the storm, high winds are anticipated in alpine areas with significant snow accumulation across the mountain and down to Valley elevation (heck yes!). As well, freezing levels are projected to drop over the weekend and maintain into early next week thanks to an incoming arctic outflow – great news for our snowmaking teams who will be working hard to assist Mother Nature in building ski-outs.

As this is our first significant storm of the season, we want to remind guests that our Patrol and Mountain Operations teams will be extremely busy tomorrow morning (Jan 6). Starting first thing, they will be de-icing/digging out lifts and conducting essential avalanche control work. Our parking/traffic control teams and frontline staff in the village will also be hard at work to ensure everyone can start their days safely. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during busy weekend snow days!

As always, uphill travel within our ski area boundary is only permitted on designated routes marked with signage. This is particularly important for backcountry skiers and snowboarders to note as active avalanche control work will be taking place tomorrow. When alpine lifts are closed, backcountry users should check the Terrain Status Map for more information on how to safely access the backcountry. This is available on our Backcountry Page on the website (linked in our bio). Importantly, all guests should also have Patrol’s number saved for on-hill emergencies – 604-935-5555.

After a slower start to the season, our teams are stoked to have this incoming snow! Please remember to only stay on terrain that’s open for your own safety. You can receive real-time Ops updates throughout the weekend on the WB Mtn Ops X (Twitter) account and in the notification section of the new My Epic App.

Finally, our weekly Fire and Ice showcase is postponed this weekend given low accumulation at the base. We’re hoping this won’t be the case next week.

Thanks for shredding with us – stay safe and have fun out there!!