Snow

A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Up to 25 cm of snow predicted for central and northern B.C. through to Wednesday

Prince George, Peace River, Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat among areas affected

 

A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)

Semi-truck takes out light post and blocks Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The truck slid off the road and took out a light post, according to a witness

 

Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)

Westside Road closed after logging truck tips over, vehicles crash

The road is closed at Bear Creek Road and emergency crews are on scene

 

(Big White Resort) More chairlifts open with new snow

9 cm of fresh powder at Big White Resort

Big White has 23 runs open with a snow base of 104 cm

(Big White Resort) More chairlifts open with new snow
The weekend in Penticton kicked off with an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Snowfall caps off historic weather week in Penticton

Environment Canada categorized the precipitation as “light snowfall” on Saturday morning

The weekend in Penticton kicked off with an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Snow forecast for areas of B.C. won’t affect the flood situation, and in fact will lessen effects, says Andrew Giles, of the B.C. River Forecast Centre. Pictured here, work in Washington state. (Black Press file)

Upcoming snowfall won’t affect B.C. flooding situation, say officials

Work to repair roads and infrastructure taking place says B.C. transportation minister

Snow forecast for areas of B.C. won’t affect the flood situation, and in fact will lessen effects, says Andrew Giles, of the B.C. River Forecast Centre. Pictured here, work in Washington state. (Black Press file)
Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke. (DriveBC)

Record snow height set in Rogers Pass

Snow height in pass reached new heights between Nov. 26-30

Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke. (DriveBC)
Under this pile of snow is Gnorm, a 10 inch tall gnome that the resort has a webcam on 24/7 to indicate how much fresh snow has fallen at the resort. This screenshot was taken at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort closed due to avalanche risk

They received 31 cm of snow in the last 24 hours

Under this pile of snow is Gnorm, a 10 inch tall gnome that the resort has a webcam on 24/7 to indicate how much fresh snow has fallen at the resort. This screenshot was taken at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)
A view of Highway 1 east of Revelstoke at around 8 a.m., Nov. 28. The highway is currently closed until 2 p.m. for avalanche control. (DriveBC)

Highway closed east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is ongoing

A view of Highway 1 east of Revelstoke at around 8 a.m., Nov. 28. The highway is currently closed until 2 p.m. for avalanche control. (DriveBC)
Snow hits the ground in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)

Flurries fall on the Okanagan

Expect between 2 and 4 cm of snow on Thursday

Snow hits the ground in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)
Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 cleared north of Vernon

North Okanagan-Shuswap highways plagued by crashes

Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)
Snow dusted runs at Silver Star Resort on Oct. 27 (Silver Star webcam)

Snow forecast for Remembrance Day morning in Vernon

Environment Canada calling for up to two centimetres

Snow dusted runs at Silver Star Resort on Oct. 27 (Silver Star webcam)
A frontal system has already caused 38 centimetres to fall on the highway last night, and another 10 centimetres is expected this morning before tapering off before noon. (Black Press Media)

Snow continues to fall on Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, warning in effect

38 cm has fallen, another 10 cm expected forecasts Environment Canada

A frontal system has already caused 38 centimetres to fall on the highway last night, and another 10 centimetres is expected this morning before tapering off before noon. (Black Press Media)
The view from the top of the Apex Mountain Ski Resort slopes on Oct. 27. (Apex Mountain webcam)

Early signs of winter at Okanagan ski slopes

Snow is beginning to accumulate at the higher altitudes

The view from the top of the Apex Mountain Ski Resort slopes on Oct. 27. (Apex Mountain webcam)
Zopkios Southbound. DriveBC.

More snow forecast for the Coquihalla

Environment Canada continues its special weather statement

Zopkios Southbound. DriveBC.
A skier at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort terrain park. (File photo)

Getting some air: Terrain park at Revelstoke Mountain Resort returns after hiatus

The park was closed in 2020 due to lack of funds from the COVID-19 pandemic

A skier at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort terrain park. (File photo)
The Coquihalla Highway is set to see 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Photo - DriveBC)

Up to 20 cm of snow expected for Coquihalla Highway

In a statement, Environment Canada said 10 to 20 cm are expected Tuesday night through Wednesday

The Coquihalla Highway is set to see 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Photo - DriveBC)
Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC

EDITORIAL: Preparing for winter driving

Precautions are important, especially in snowy and mountainous areas

  • Oct 24, 2021
Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC
Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)

Snow descends on parts of the Okanagan Connector

Patches of snow blanketed the highway between Brenda Mine and Pothole Lake

Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)
Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)

Snow blankets Okanagan Connector near Elkhart Lake

Snow began to descend onto Highway 97C Wednesday evening

Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)