We are getting our first taste of the winter with snow sprinkling over the local north shore mountains. Our local ski resort, Whistler, is opening this weekend too.
Local skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their equipment and looking forward to getting out on the slopes again. As is mostly the case, Vancouver at sea level is still free of snow.
There is probably a bit of a scramble for winter tires just now! The city is also getting the snow ploughs and salting trucks ready as there’s nothing like a snow fall for us soft westerners to go to pieces. Our cousins back east and in the Prairies usually laugh at us when we complain about winter weather. We laugh right back when we are golfing in February – and enjoying spring blossoms.