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Not enough snow to really do anything’: Business owners say warm weather taking toll on winter offerings – CBC News

Jan 04, 2024

‘Just hours and hours of bush-bashing until you finally hit the snow’: business owner on backcountry trails

Some owners of winter activity businesses in B.C. say the warm weather and lack of snowfall is taking a toll, bringing poor, even dangerous, conditions on ski hills and backcountry trails.

Judy Kasiama, founder of Colour the Trails, says the disappointing season has delayed her organization’s ski and snowboarding lessons.

Colour the Trails is a Black women-owned business working to increase access to outdoor activities for Black, Indigenous and people of colour.

“A lot of our programs are at a standstill … People are excited to learn to ski or snowboard, but we’re unable to fulfil that just because there’s not enough snow,” she said on CBC’s The Early Edition.

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