The deck at the lodge is piled high with snow.

Rain in the valley means snow on the mountain

A great base layer is forming on Hudson Bay Mountain ahead of ski season.

A great base layer is forming on Hudson Bay Mountain ahead of ski season.

As the rain falls in the Bulkley Valley, a sunnier situation is shaping up on the hill. Snow is accumulating, surely making ski and snowboard enthusiasts eager to scratch their powder riding itch.

Pictured below is a shack on the mountain, and the resort’s maintenance crew member Brandon Misener busily working on a ski lift tower.

The ski hill is scheduled to open the morning of Nov. 25.