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Whistler January 2006

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(partial copy from the "Alabama" thread in another forum.)

Am on day 3 of a 6 day ski trip at Whistler. So far, snow every day. Many newbies with us, and the complaints center on how hard it is to make turns in deep powder. Amazing how humans seem to complain about the status quo no mater what it is. . .

Conditions are great here. .. as long as you don't care about good visibility. Low clouds, etc. Snow is deep. Grooming machinery cannot keep up. Expecting 40cm Fri, apparently. We had 1.5 ft or so on our first day here.

One frustrating thing abt Whistler is the inability to get from one mtn to the other except by completely returning to the (slushy) base area. Works fine, but I think a gondola from one peak to the other would be fat. ( I heard that might actually be in the works.)

Time to re-up the ibuprofen and sleep. Blackcomb is the plan for tomorrow.
post #2 of 16
Skied Whistler today.

Conditions on the upper mountain down to midstation are great now. I skied alone yesterday, in two ways. Friends went home to montreal, and the mountain was empty as well. Powder could be found everywhere, and in between the powder some soft bumps.



Yesterday looking down into Hiddeen/Secret chute off the backside of Harmony.
post #3 of 16
Thanks for the update and pic. Flying in Sunday night for the week. Can't wait!!

M
post #4 of 16
I'm driving up ater work tomorrow. I expect huge crowds this weekend, but I have a free condo to stay in, so I can't pass it up. It looks like the good weather will continue.
post #5 of 16

nice product placement

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If I stumble onto an extra $600, I'll get in line for the 179s.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by slip

One frustrating thing abt Whistler is the inability to get from one mtn to the other except by completely returning to the (slushy) base area. Works fine, but I think a gondola from one peak to the other would be fat. ( I heard that might actually be in the works.)
You can't find enough to keep you busy for a day on one mountain or the other
post #7 of 16

Last week was good...this week is as good as any of the best

ski days I've had in the last thirty years...or twenty full time seasons...like the man said time to Ibupro...and pass out...fourty cm dreams become reality tomorrow...At 150 cms the groomed main runs are good, at 200 the main alpine lines get ripe and at 250 just point'em and go...at 300 the tree-skiing to the valley is halucinogenic...almost there.
post #8 of 16
Friday night, just after midnight, and its dumping outside my window in Creekside. Its been snowing on the mountain starting mid-afternoon, finally turned to snow down in the valley late afternoon.
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by slip
(partial copy from the "Alabama" thread in another forum.)

Am on day 3 of a 6 day ski trip at Whistler. So far, snow every day. Many newbies with us, and the complaints center on how hard it is to make turns in deep powder. Amazing how humans seem to complain about the status quo no mater what it is. . .

Conditions are great here. .. as long as you don't care about good visibility. Low clouds, etc. Snow is deep. Grooming machinery cannot keep up. Expecting 40cm Fri, apparently. We had 1.5 ft or so on our first day here.

One frustrating thing abt Whistler is the inability to get from one mtn to the other except by completely returning to the (slushy) base area. Works fine, but I think a gondola from one peak to the other would be fat. ( I heard that might actually be in the works.)
Time to re-up the ibuprofen and sleep. Blackcomb is the plan for tomorrow.
Sounds like Big Mountain, MT when we skied there...couldn't see the chair in front of you. I know you are having fun, though!! I hope you keep getting dumped on! Want to hear a full report when you get back!!
post #10 of 16
Well 30cm last night, 10-20cm expected during the day today, and it's snowing now down to the valley.

Mid-mountain base is up to 225 cm or so. Shaping up to be a great year.

To quote someone else's website 'It's absolutely epic up here'
post #11 of 16
Any favorite runs or areas?
post #12 of 16

whistler snow report

sat jan 14,2006
30 cm new, in 24 hr= 57 cm, in 48 hr= 89 cm, in last 7 days= 178 cms. base=255cm

lost in the trees
whistler
post #13 of 16
Whistler's been getting hammered over and over again with storm after storm. Another 30cm last nite and same expected for Mon & Tues. We're about to break a record (27 straight days of precip).
post #14 of 16
Oh man. I hope it keeps coming. We are going for the very first time in Feb (11-18th). For years the weather has spooked us, but we finally deceided that this is the year. Keep the updates coming. Needless to say, we are very excited!
post #15 of 16
A mini TR...

I was there 2nd till 10th Jan. and must say that I had my best POW days since stumbling across a run in Zermatt that just opened after a 3 day storm in 1985. First day, I managed 'first tracks' on four separate runs (you can be lucky with lift openings sometimes) and while not too deep, was immensely satisfying to be the first to 'brush the canvas'. Second day was a disaster with the snow affected by rain - I called it a day by 11.30am due to burning thighs.

The last day was simply unbelievable... 48cm of fresh POW and as I was going back to the OZ summer the following day, there was incentive to ski from first lift to the last crank of the day. We started with a run of Excelerator chair finding an untouched line and then made our way up to Jersey Cream, Solarcoaster and Catskinner (where we poached some fresh DEEP pow in the Nintendo terrain park). Finally they opened 7th Heaven and we made our way over and were greated with endless freshies (first on the cut runs and later in the tress) until our legs were reduced to jelly. On the final run of the day back to the base of Blackcomb I found a strip of untouched powder to cap it off and reinforce the day as being one of the most memorable day's skiing of my life.

BTW. I was in Canada from Boxing day until the 11th Jan and could count the hours of blue sky/sun on one hand! It snowed nearly the entire time I was over there except for the day of rain mentioned above. Life throws you a winner sometimes and this was certainly one of those times
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