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Snow Operations

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YVR is committed to maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers. During the winter months we monitor weather closely and, when necessary, we use a comprehensive snow operations strategy. 

Below, you will find information and materials that contain more information on YVR's Snow Operations. For more information, please contact our media team at [email protected].

Fact Sheet

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Video Clips

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The following video interviews are available to download in MP4 format. Please allow several seconds for the video to start.

Robyn McVicker - Vice President, Operations & Maintenance, Vancouver Airport Authority 

Video 1: Questions on Snow Operations

Answers are available at the following times:  

0:04 - Can you tell us about YVR’s snow preparedness program?
0:46 - How does YVR monitor weather conditions?
1:06 - When does YVR begin preparing for the winter season?
1:44 - How much has YVR invested in its snow removal fleet?
2:05 - What advice do you have for travellers flying out of YVR this winter season?
2:42 - What type of delays may travellers experience?

Video 2: Snow Operations Equipment Tour 

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