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post #31 of 58
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Blackcomb January 13 2006

Blackcomb January 13 2006

Today was off the hook, sickter, radiculous, OMG. No more talk; just pictures. 30cms new but 2 to 3cms an hour falling all day and not much in the way of liftlines. Alpine wasn't open due to AC. High winds made the snow in the trees just fine.

Sharon in trees on CBC North



Rob on trees on CBC North






Just to give you an idea of tree skiing in Blackcomb; here 's the cat-track exit from Max's.



Even late in the afternoon there was good snow in Outer Limits



Late in the day on Max's.





Sharon on Sideroom. No faceplants necessary to coat her head in snow - that's all snow face shots.



I knew I was tired and making mistakes when I hucked this 20 footer (anyway I think its 20 feet or so) at the end of Fraggle Rock onto a shallow anlge landing leaving the bombcrater. Good thing there was nice cushiony snow but now my ass hurts. The snowboarder at the top decided to take a more conservative line.

post #32 of 58
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Whistler - January 14, 2006 - 30cms new; 60 cms in 48 hours

After a rather epic uncrowded day of skiing 30cms of deep pow in the trees on Blackcomb the day before, we were greeted by another 30cms of snow, this time on Whistler.

Huge crowds as Baker was shut for avalanche control. Apparently highway lineups were insane. We lline up for the Peak. 20 minute wait and we're loading and its our turn to farm Surprise. Huge open powder bowls with no-one in front of me = Happy Lee. We do another lap and while all the sheeple are on Shale Slope find freshies again on Surprise.

After a bit more powder farming on some secret spots we finally slow down enough for me to get some shots on a nice untracked sloe that shall remain nameless. Here's Sharon.






Then comes Ron



On our last run of the day, Frank finds us some blower snow using his Jedi Squamish mind-tricks. Here's Sharon



We finish up with Upper Khybers then ski out with rubbery legs to Creekside in the sun and a fresh dusting on Sproat Flank and the Callaghan.

post #33 of 58
*begins chanting and praying to snow God*

please let this continue 'till March 13th

Please let this continue 'till March 13th

PLEASE LET THIS CONTINUE!!!!
post #34 of 58
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TR: Telebration on the Musical Bumps - say good bye to tele

Click here for more http://www.leelau.net/2006/fluteoboe...oboe190106.htm









post #35 of 58
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Blackcomb conditions yesterday jan 20 2006
http://www.leelau.net/2006/blackcomb...comb200106.htm





post #36 of 58
Just got back from Whistler. Unbelievable snow conditions basically all over the mountain. Mon and Tues it snowed 12" and 9" respectively, and then just 1 or 2 inches a night. Visibility was variable everyday, but you could ski above or below the fog since its such a big place. Alpine opened late on Tues but was open every other day in the morning. I was there last year for the first time and didn't love it b/c of the conditions, but I was really glad I gave it another chance. Also, they are offering 50% off beginner lessons (a friend of mine took advantage of $99 full day lessons w/ groups of only 3 people) and 2 for 1 first tracks ($10 pp) which I did everyday.

Mark
post #37 of 58
I am so beyond excited to head to Whistler in 3 weeks. Yay!
post #38 of 58
I'm jealous... blue skies! I didn't see the sun in my entire trip this year but it was more than made up with the copious amounts of powder we received during my stay

The only sad note was the death of a 24 yo. local near the Glacier Express chair on my first day there.
post #39 of 58
The family is going out on Feb 11 and we can't wait. This will be our first time and it sure looks nice. Keep snowing!!!
post #40 of 58
DJP,

I be at Whistler Feb 10-12th with my wife and one of our friends. PM me if you would like to meet up.

We're staying over at the Blackcomb base. I've never been there before, so I can't wait.

John
post #41 of 58
Well, day 2 of 3 is over. 50 cm in 48 hours. The snow keeps falling. Sunday night another system is moving in. I was in the peak line up today when it opened after avalanche control. First tracks where incredible. Watching guys back flip off Air Jordon was insane. Sorry no pics. Too busy doing turns.
post #42 of 58

Whis Conditions

Well..haven't checked the board in a week or so since the snow has been so good....just ski...rest...ski...(and on occasion work).

A 40cm dump for today...with more on tap.....Spent today at all the start-ups...Harmony when it started, Peak when it started...should still be tons of snow left this week as the crowds are still relatively low considering the time of year and amount of snow.
post #43 of 58
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Crowds are also low because us normally pow hungry stash-hunters are satiated -- burppp
post #44 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeLau
Crowds are also low because us normally pow hungry stash-hunters are satiated -- burppp
Powder burps smell so much fresher than chili burps
post #45 of 58
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post #46 of 58
Just wondering...? Are you tired of shoveling out your cars yet? Are you wondering how this is all going to effect the MB season? *giggle*
post #47 of 58
John,

Have a great time. I don't think we will be able to get together, but thanks for the offer. We get in late on the 11th and I'm bringing the kids! They have lots planned for me the entire week!

Did I mention that we're a little excited :-) These pics are killing me. Keep em coming guys!
post #48 of 58
I signed up for the Whistler new snow email.

They send me emails every day that they get 10cm or more at midstation.

I have received that email every day since I signed up two weeks ago.:

I can't wait to get there
post #49 of 58
My legs are toast after all the snow that fell this past few days. We were up Jan. 27-30 and had 6" Friday, 11" Saturday, just 3" on Sunday, although Sun Bowl on Sunday was nice with lots of fresh tracks to be had, (A bit wind blown in areas) and then 16" Monday. Made some nice fresh tracks on Glacier Express Saturday, the snow was perfect. Dropped down Secret Bowl for some nice turns and then last run of the day headed down Spankys for some fresh ones. People hucking themselves all over the place. The snow was a bit too heavy for my tired legs on Monday and maybe a bit too deep for the Legend 8000's. Time to recover and hit Crystal this weekend. Lots more snow coming in to the PNW this week.
post #50 of 58
I had to call in 4 'snow days' from work this last month alone! : The boss is starting to complain about it. I guess he's never heard of the 30cm rule. :
post #51 of 58
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I had to take a break and just ski the mornings as my legs are phu%ed; my clients are howling for some documetns and gawd knows I need a rest. I'm showing some friends from santa fe around the mountain too mid-week. They tell me Taos is hurting this year so they're pretty stoked that they lucked out on all this snow.
post #52 of 58
It's official according the W/B website. January is the snowiest month is it's history. This is copied from the Alpine Forcast
WHISTLER - BLACKCOMB.
TONIGHT..SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES.
ALPINE TEMPERATURE STEADY NEAR MINUS 5.
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION 15 TO 20 CM.
FREEZING LEVEL SURFACE.
MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS SOUTHERLY 50 TO 70 KM/H INCREASING TO 70 TO 110 KM/H THIS EVENING THEN SHIFTING TO SOUTHWEST 70 TO 110 OVERNIGHT.
WEDNESDAY..FLURRIES.
ALPINE TEMPERATURE STEADY NEAR MINUS 5.
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION UP TO 5 CM.
FREEZING LEVEL 800 METRES.
MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS SOUTHWEST 40 TO 60 KM/H.

EXTENDED FORECAST FOR WHISTLER - BLACKCOMB.
THURSDAY.. SNOW.
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION 10 TO 15 CM.
FREEZING LEVEL 1000 METRES.
FRIDAY.. FLURRIES ENDING. A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUD.
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION UP TO 5 CM.
FREEZING LEVEL 800 METRES.
SATURDAY.. CHANCE OF SNOW.
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION UP TO 5 CM.
FREEZING LEVEL IN THE VALLEY.

It seems that these conditions are not ending any time soon. Enjoy!!
post #53 of 58
The way it's been coming down this afternoon & evening, I'd say it will be more likely 40-50cm of snow by the morning, with a good 2 more similar size dumps lined up before the weekend arrives. The snowbase will be well over 300cm by Saturday.
post #54 of 58
Whistler is such a great place when they have a good season. Enjoy!
post #55 of 58
I'll be there starting on the 10th of Feb. Hope it keeps up!

John
post #56 of 58
You and me both! I'm right on your heels, arriving on the 11th. Hope you have a great time.

Dave
post #57 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by extremeskier
My R 11 20s took a nose dive mid mountain. I've skied W/B for almost 28 seasons including patrol duty and have never had the need for a snorkel.
With all due respect to mr extremeskier I submit you're suffering from memory loss; water content not quite as low as Utah but no funky PWKLs to deal with. Pics from past couple of weeks





post #58 of 58
Um, where's the snorkel gear? Besides if you can see your head in the photo then you don't need a snorkel
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