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WB March 21-28

post #1 of 6
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Had to decide last week whether to do SLC or WB, and ultimately decided WB due to forecast. They got some goods not long ago, but now we're looking at clear for the next few days.

 

So here's what WB is like on a clear (clear, yes really) day:

 

Trees off of Symphony:

 

 

Blackcomb from Symphony:

 

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Cliffs between Harmony and Symphony:

 

 

Going back to Harmony (check out the snow back on the left):

 

Snow condition is very good. Some pow around, and my best area today was Rhapsody Bowl, with some chopped pow.

Groomers are in great shape, easy to get edges in deep.

post #2 of 6

Well that brings back memories.  We got back from Whistler two weeks ago.  That snow bank has copped at least 24" on top since we left.  It was around chest high a couple of weeks back.  Looks like you hit it just right.

 

My trip report is in the 'fine tuning' stage, and may well be up on the board tonight.

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Well, hitting it "just right" depends on what's "just right". I think for the first time in recorded history Whistler had multiple clear days, without any of the ski-by braille we all know and don't love. I  all of my trips I've never had so many clear days in a row, and even when the weather wasn't forecast to be too good, it ended up being pretty darn good for Whistler.

 

This is the worst visibility during 7 days of skiing. Anybody who knows Whistler knows that many weeks this would be the best that could be expected.

 

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For those that need an idea of size, the picture above is Whistler (from 7th Heaven). On the right is Symphony Bowl, which actually looks like this:

 

 

Next to the right is Harmony which looks like this:

 

 

And, of course, right in the middle is the Peak Chair, that goes like this:

 

 

From the Peak, you can take the "Peak to Creek" run, that is 5280 vertical feet of goodness. On this trip the snow was still very good at the bottom of Creekside, so the whole of the vertical was available for my skiing enjoyment.

 

Even yesterday, which was supposed to be fairly gnarly, it ended up like this:

 

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Probably one more trip back late in April to round up the season. Can't believe 7 days of great weather at WB.

post #4 of 6

Sounds about right.  Out of fifteen days we saw two complete bluebird days and another 'occasionally blue' day.

 

Ducking and diving in and out of the trees at the bottom of Symphony was a hoot.  We always arrived at the base of the lift wishing the trees had three or four times the vertical.

post #5 of 6

sick terrain! where is the snow?

post #6 of 6
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Sounds about right.  Out of fifteen days we saw two complete bluebird days and another 'occasionally blue' day.

 

Ducking and diving in and out of the trees at the bottom of Symphony was a hoot.  We always arrived at the base of the lift wishing the trees had three or four times the vertical.

 

Yeah, with 22 days spread among three trips so far this season at WB that sounds about right.

 

As much as the terrain can hardly be matched in NA, I've had more ski-by-braille days at WB then any other place I've been. Apparently it's the masochistic streak (or a buddy who keeps my gear handy there) that makes it my essentially home hill, but this was unique in all my years of experience there.

 

Yes, the trees at the bottom of Symphony are a bit vertically challenged, but there's a bunch of other spots like off of 7th Heaven, Club 21 and others that'll get your pucker factor up in the trees.

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