Sandman Winter Report: Experts Expect the Best

Ah winter. For many Canadians it is one of the most exciting times of the year, not only for all the holiday festivities, but also because of the endless mountain skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snow snowmobiling, snow shoeing, snowman building and beyond.

With the days getting colder and the mountains whiter, we thought we’d give you the latest almanac for Canada’s winter this year.

According to Accuweather, “After one of the mildest winters on record, Canada will get a healthy dose of snow and cold this season, with storms in the east, white stuff in central Canada, and dry cold in the west.”

Here are some other weather highlights that Canadians can expect.

  • In Ontario and Quebec, skiers can rejoice because the forecast calls for typical winter conditions beginning in January and above-normal snowfall in the first two months of the New Year and fairly normal amounts for the rest of the season.
  • Atlantic Canada can expect a stormy season with warmer temperatures and wet weather
  • BC can expect a drier winter for most of BC

As for the Farmer’s Almanac

Perhaps using more old school methods than most, The Farmer’s Almanac also has some interesting predictions for the coming year.

According to Editor Peter Geiger, this winter: “It’s like Old Man Winter is cutting the country in half. The eastern half of Canada will see plenty of cold and snow. The western half will experience relatively warm and dry conditions.”

The Almanac also predicts:

  • A colder than normal winter with many locations experiencing above normal precipitation
  • Milder and drier conditions for British Columbia (specifically areas west and south of the Rocky Mountains)

Whether we’ll have a cold one or a wet one, you can always depend on your local mountains to get a healthy dose of the white stuff. So if you’re going to hit the slopes, don’t forget that our Sandman Hotel Squamish and Sandman Hotel Revelstoke are great locations close to the world class resorts in Whistler and Revelstoke Mountain.

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