Jan. 15, 2016

Psyched on Snow: A Kids Perspective

We reached out to one the coolest adventurers we know, Owen (age 10), to share his thoughts on heading up to Jasper this January. He also shared some of his research on snow and how it forms. 


This ten year-old can't wait for more snow

"I CAN’T WAIT TO SNOWBOARD AT MARMOT BASIN WITH MY FRIENDS AT JASPER IN JANUARY. I ALSO CAN’T WAIT TO TRY OUT MY NEW SNOWSHOES IN SOME DEEP SNOW, MAYBE I’LL EVEN GET TO SNOWSHOE IN THE ROCKIES! I AM EXCITED TO TRY DOGSLEDDING TOO. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS JANUARY!"


How Snow Forms

Snow is made when it is below zero degrees or colder and there is moisture in the atmosphere. They start in the form of very, tiny ice crystals way up in the clouds. When two ice crystals bump into each other, they stick.  When lots of ice crystals stick together, they become heavy enough to fall, and drop to the ground.

Check out this video to see how it works in timelapse!      



Be sure to visit the Jasper in January 2017 website and check out all of the winter activities and events you can take part in!

Thanks, Owen!

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