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Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

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Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

We are traveling from Australia to the States in November and then hoping to do 2 weeks of snowboarding in Canada from the start of December.

This is when we can have time off work so unfortunately can't change our dates for later than this.

Will there be good snow and ok to book in advance or too risky?

We are used to New Zealand snow so likely to find snow much better in Northern Hemisphere.

Thanks for your help

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11. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

As others have said, most likely you will be fine...there can be exceptions of course, but usually by December there will be some decent snow in the mountains.

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12. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

There will be plenty of snow this season.... check this out:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…

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13. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

Mount Norquay opens today!

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14. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

There will be excellent snow in Alberta's Canadian Rockies while you are here. Mount Norquay in Banff National Park opened today - October 25 - the earliest opening day ever! We have one of the longest ski seasons in North America - you can still ski in April! And we're famous for our dry, light powder - you own't find anything like it in New Zealand!

For more information on skiing in the Rockies visit www.travelalberta.com.

Jane Usher, Content Specialist, Travel Alberta

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16. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

As of today (Oct 26) both Nakiska and Norquay are open with limited runs, so (fingers crossed) it looks good for your trip.

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17. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

alberta is getting dumped on right now - edmonton yesterday and calgary is getting it next.

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18. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

Calgary is getting it now -- and what a waste of dry & fluffy champagne powder snow it is! I understand that Banff and Kananaskis aren't getting the snow, but we've had about 10-15 cm here and we're expecting another 10-15 cm overnight with snow continuing during the day tomorrow.

Just goes to show that you can't predict weather months in advance.

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19. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

Apparently both Sunshine and Lake Louise are opening this weekend and have great snow.

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20. Re: Will there be good snow in Canada at the start of December?

Marmot Basin (at Jasper) opens today too.