Warmer than normal temperatures and a lack of snow on the ground has pushed back the opening day for Stony Mountain Ski Area.
Operators Heather Campbell-Dewar and Gary Dewar had hoped to have their hill open by December 3, but that won’t happen now until December 10.
Over at Holiday Mountain Resort near La Riviere, crews expect to have the hills ready for skiers and snowboarders by December 17.
“Winter has arrived. After waiting (not so) patiently, the first snowfall has finally hit us,” the resort said on its Facebook page Monday. “Snowmaking weather in a couple of days, we are “almost” game on.”
Much of southwest Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan is in store for about 15 to 25 cm of snow into Wednesday, with a snowfall warning in effect for Westman and north to Riding Mountain National Park.
Closer to home, Winnipeg is expected to see about 5 cm of snow fall today.
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