Peaceful, snow-covered, and picture-perfect, winter in the North Thompson can be the most wonderful time of year. Like many of our wild neighbours, Alpine Meadows hibernates through the winter season; the Resort is wrapped in a blanket of white, and a thick sheet of ice covers Hallamore Lake. The thermometer stays low, with daytime highs of around -10° C (15° F), but the sunny skies tempt adventurers to bundle up and go explore. The snow typically lasts from November to March, and locals and visitors take advantage of the excellent cross-country and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing around the region. As a true Canadian playground, the Clearwater Valley is also popular for skating, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. The famous Wells Gray Park waterfalls, frozen and sparkling, are absolutely breathtaking this time of year, too.