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VIDEO: Best snow conditions Apex Mountain has ever seen for opening day

With an 138 cm base, great ski conditions for Friday’s opening

Thanks to huge dumps of champagne powder snow, it was heli-skiing conditions on the hills of Apex Mountain, just in time for opening day on Dec. 2.

“This will be the best opening Apex has ever had,” said James Shalman, general manager of the ski resort outside of Penticton.

Apex opened early this year, thanks to the amazing amounts of snow the mountain has been getting since early November – already boasting a base of 90 centimetres during the first week of November.

As of Dec. 13, Apex, had a base of 110 centimentres with all lifts open.

“We are months ahead of schedule as far as the base goes –you know sometimes you don’t see a base like this at least until January,” Shalman said.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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