The East Kootenay is one of many regions across the province seeing normal snowpack levels to start 2018.
The BC River Forecast Centre has released its first snow survey of the year with our region at 106 per cent.
The Forecast Centre says, generally, most of BC is experiencing normal levels as of January 1st.
The lowest is at 52 per cent in the Stikine area to a high of 141 per cent in the Similkameen.
Cool and wet weather in November followed by a dominating Arctic air mass in December are the two key factors that have resulted in current snowpack levels.
The centre believes a La Nina system will persist throughout this winter – bringing cooler temperatures and higher than normal snowpack.