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Whistler Mountain opens Friday by John Colebourn
Monday, November 15th 2010, 10:52 AM GMT
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B.C.'s ski and snowboard industry has high hopes for the upcoming season.

With reports that the La Nina weather cycle will bring heavy snow throughout the winter, ski and snowboarding areas are busy getting lifts and hills ready.

At Whistler Blackcomb, plans are for the resort to open Whistler Mountain Friday, with Blackcomb following on Thursday, Nov. 25.

With some natural snow, and the temperature cold enough to blow snow, management is confident it can open about a week earlier than in past years.

"New snow and low freezing levels, along with the hard work of our mountain operations, grooming and snow-making teams, mean we can open Whistler Mountain on Friday," said Doug MacFarlane, mountain manager at Whistler Blackcomb.

"Though early-season conditions will apply, having those first few turns of the season is a great feeling and we're happy to make that happen for our guests six days earlier than planned."

Starting Monday, the resort's Snow Report will be updated daily, online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449. Up-to-date conditions, forecasts and special deals can be found at

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ITN News: Temperatures plummet again
Monday, December 6th 2010, 6:00 PM GMT
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Frozen Britain grinds to a halt as 57% of commuters arrive late for work... and police advise them to head home early
Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 3:31 PM GMT
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#Motorists told not to drive in Kent, Sussex, Nottinghamshire, S.Yorks
#Eight inches of snow forecast tonight for London and South East
#Gatwick and Edinburgh airports closed until 6am tomorrow
#Shops running out of basics as lorries struggle to deliver
#Passengers stranded overnight on freezing trains in South East
#Woman dies after falling into freezing lake in West Yorkshire

More than half of Britain arrived late for work today after heavy snow and ice caused widespread travel chaos.

But those who did manage to make it in on time were today being urged by police to leave early to avoid a repeat of last night's nightmare journey home.

It comes as up to eight inches of snow was forecast for parts of London and the South East tonight - with anyone who doesn't have to travel being warned to stay at home.

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Weather forcasters: Wrap up warm it's going to be a lot colder
Sunday, November 21st 2010, 2:53 PM GMT
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The West will be hit by the first icy blast of winter next week, according to forecasters.

Over the weekend, temperatures are predicted to start dropping, heralding a week where wrapping up warm will be the order of the day.

The region is not predicted to get the wintry showers that might hit some parts of the UK, such as the East coast, but things are going to get chilly.

A Met office spokesman said temperatures may struggle to get above 5ºC (41ºF) during the day, and frost and ice could be regular features overnight.

However, they are not, as yet, predicting the sort of winter that caused council grit stocks to run low last time round.

The spokesman said: "Britain will see snow in the next few days, but this will be limited primarily to areas of higher ground and in the North or North-East of the country.

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Ski season starting up in Wash. state
Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:50 PM GMT
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SEATTLE — Ski season is arriving in Washington's Cascades a week before Thanksgiving.

Crystal Mountain resort near Mount Rainier opens Friday, but running just two chair lifts. Mount Baker will have seven lifts in operation starting Saturday. Ski areas at Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes still need more snow.

Cold and snowy weather is forecast into the weekend for the Cascades, with a foot or more of new snow predicted in some places.

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Scotland calls in the Army to clear snow and ice by Heidi Blake
Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 12:13 PM GMT
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Scotland has called in the Army to clear a fresh wave of ice and snow that has crippled the country’s transport network.

Edinburgh City Council is in discussions with the Army at Redford Barracks about drafting in troops to clear residential streets after 30 inches of snow fell in parts of the capital.

The deluge – which appeared to take the authorities by surprise – saw people forced to sleep in their cars overnight or abandon them on the highways as motorways and A-roads were left impassable.

The recent snowfall is the heaviest the city has seen for about 50 years, and temperatures are expected to stay resolutely below freezing throughout Scotland until Thursday - leaving thick sheets of ice and compacted snow on roads and pavements.

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Big freeze will go on 'for weeks' by David Harrison
Sunday, November 28th 2010, 11:12 AM GMT
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The big freeze will continue to grip Britain for weeks to come, forecasters said last night.

The predication came as more severe weather warnings were issued and parts of Scotland and North East England were hit by up to 16 ins of snow.

The snow will spread across the Pennines towards Manchester today and also move inland from eastern England towards the South East and London, the Met Office said.

A spokesman for the MeteoGroup forecasters said: "People should be bracing themselves for more cold weather for the working week and beyond."

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