With no snow in the forecast the Christmas Griz delivered early to the first wave of vacationers with 28cms of Kootenay Powder! Kootenay Powder, also called champaigne powder, is so light that if fluffs away and leaves no tracks—that means powder all day!
The Griz is the the legendary mountain man raised by a Grizzly bear in the mountains surrounding Fernie. He trumps up snow with his powder musket when the sophisticated forecasters call for nothing. The Griz is also referred to as the Fernie Factor—big snow fall with no forecast.
With more precipitation in the forecast who knows how great Christmas break will be, it certainly got off to a great start.