There's a meter of snow at treeline at Rogers Pass (50cm down at the highway). If you want some early pow turns, check it out. If you aren't familiar with the area.. check their avalanche bulletin, maybe go with someone who is, and stop by the Center there to get some info.
'Grizzly Shoulder' is a treed area right behind the hotel which is generally quite safe and quick to access.
Actually now that I think about it, if you're in Vernon then "The Gorge" is pretty close!! It's popular for backcountry skiing and snowmobiling, just north of Malakwa. (between Revy & Sicamous, west of Eagle Pass)
Last edited by chupacabraman; 11-01-2011 at 03:47 PM.