A significant snowfall hit the Elk Valley this week.

A significant snowfall hit the Elk Valley this week.

Snow hits the Elk Valley

Fernie residents woke Monday morning to find 14 cm of snow had blanketed the city.

Fernie residents woke Monday morning to find 14 cm of snow had blanketed the city.

Last week, Environment Canada advised the Elk Valley to monitor future forecasts as a significant snowfall was expected to bring a moisture-laden system across the area throughout the day on Sunday.

According to the Alpine Resort’s snow report as of Monday morning, 14 cm of snow had fallen in the last 24 hours and a total of 24 cm from the last 48.

The snowfall briefly closed Second Ave. on Monday morning as workers cleared the roads.

By Tuesday morning, a further 10 cm was packed on to the flurries hitting the city.

Matt Mosteller, senior vice president of marketing and resort experience at FAR, was pleased about the recent powder days for the ski hill.

“We have had many guests extend their holidays to enjoy this new year powder and we are fortunate to have some of the best skiing and riding conditions in Canada right now,” said Mosteller.