Snow west of Calgary as Nakiska, Sunshine Village ski resorts share mountain photos

The view from the top of Silver Chair at Nakiska Mountain in Kananaskis on Sept. 11, 2016 at an elevation of 1,910 metres (6,266 feet). Nakiska Ski Area

Summer weather may seem like a distant memory to Albertans who woke up to snow reported west of Calgary Sunday morning.

It’s a welcome image to skiers and snowboarders, as Banff’s Sunshine Village and Kananaskis-area Nakiska ski resort showed off shots from their mountain cameras.

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The temperature in Calgary sat at about six degrees C all morning, with showers in the north of the city letting up mid-morning. Heavier rain was reported closer to High River, Alta.

“Snow showers were reported off to the west, changing to an overcast sky and showers into the afternoon,” Global weather specialist Gemma Lynne Stroobant said.

Sunshine Village shared this photo on Facebook Sunday, writing: “Are you like us and SNOW happy to see the white stuff back on our webcams??”. Banff Sunshine Village

There was a chance of more snow Sunday night, with northwest winds as high as 50 kilometres an hour and temperatures dropping to around two or three degrees.

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Monday was expected to see a high of 12 degrees Celsius, Stroobant said.

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“Tuesday through to Saturday, summer is back with temperatures ranging from 19 degrees C to 23 degrees C under sunny to mostly sunny conditions,” she added.

READ MORE: Calgary has already had a year’s worth of precipitation

For many Calgarians, the early snow may be reminiscent of “Snowtember”–a sudden snow storm that happened on Sept. 8, 2014. After enjoying a sunny day where temperatures reached 25 C, residents woke up to a chilly 10 C. Over the next three days, 40 centimetres of snow fell. It was the highest September snowfall before the equinox in the last 130 years.

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