Mount Washington Alpine Resort received its first blast of winter this week. Kayla Stockton, the resort’s marketing manager, said 15+ cm of snow accumulated throughout the latter half of the weekend alone. And looking at the latest forecasts, there is much, much more on the way… La Niña conditions – the appearance of cooler than normal water in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean – is expected to increase BC’s snowpack this season, which in turn should push forward the Alpine Resorts opening day – currently set for Dec 4. Stockton says the weekend’s blast of snow is a good early sign of what may be to come, particularly when combined with the La Niña advisory. Looking at the latest GFS, British Columbia might not have long to wait before extreme and unprecedented snow hits the province.