50 cms of new snow dumped on North Shore mountains in 48 hours (PHOTOS)

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Metro Vancouver’s North Shore mountains received a blast of winter over the weekend after as much as 50 cms of new snow fell on the local ski hills.

While the windstorms brought heavy rainfall to the city, the storm systems resupplied the mountains with a thick new layer of powder that will provide the ski hills with a big boost for the spring ski season to come. And with clear and sunny skies expected Tuesday through the coming weekend, local avid skiers and snowboarders are expected to take advantage of the optimal winter-like conditions.

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Approximately 53 cms of snow fell on Cypress Mountain over the weekend, and another 10 cms is expected to accumulate by the end of today. Over the last seven days, the ski hill has recorded 103 cms of new snow.

Significant accumulations were also recorded at neighbouring Grouse and Seymour mountains. From Saturday to Sunday, Grouse Mountain saw 48 cms of new snow while Mount Seymour saw a lesser amount of 35 cms. But over the last seven days, both mountains saw approximately the same levels of new snow – about 75 cms.

Whistler Blackcomb is the clear winner for new snow over the past week. The resort has seen 137 cms of new snow, including 43 cms over the last 48 hours. Up to 15 cms of additional snow will fall on the mountains today and tomorrow.

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Snow could continue falling on the local mountains through March and April, a stark contrast to last winter when the ski was severely cut short on the North Shore in early-February 2015 due to a complete lack of snow.

The weather conditions this season have defied the original forecasts that this would be a much drier and warmer winter due to a strengthening El Nino, that it could wreak havoc on the ski slopes again.

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