EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Skiing in Whistler or close by?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Skiing in Whistler or close by?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, I'm an Aussie and I'm in Vancouver until Thursday this week. Is there anywhere which has opened up early for skiiing on the West Coast? I'm willing to travel a few hundred km's. I've been checking the Whister webcams and it's snowing, but I don't think it's close to skiing conditions just yet. 

 

I really don't know anything when it comes to when we can ski over hear, but came across this forum and thought it's the best place to find out.

 

Any updates would be appreciated. Even a simple "No chance" (if that's the case) would be great. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

post #2 of 6

Whistler is typically first to open...usually around the end of the third week in November.  Big storms can change things, and the resorts will open earlier if they can, but an Oct openining would be rare indeed.

post #3 of 6

Timberline on Mt. Hood in Oregon is spinning its lifts this weekend but is probably too far away from Vancouver for you.

post #4 of 6

Timberline is about a 7-8 hour drive from Vancouver.  It's open, but the quality of skiing is not all that great yet.  Mostly (or possibly completely) it's just an open glacier with a single consistent pitch.  

 

Check the weather forecast.  The snow level is supposed to go way up and we're going to have a huge dump of rain in the next few days, but it may not be too bad as far south as Mt. Hood.

 

Sorry to say, you're a little too early, even in a La Nina year.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Really appreciate the responses guys, thanks. 

 

Looks like it's probably the best option to just leave it until next years New Zealand trip. 

post #6 of 6

I wish Whistler would open sooner, but I've gotten no such updates from either the WB site or the ski school. The base just doesn't seem to be there yet. Sorry... 

 

That said, when they do know when they can open, the date will be plastered on the front page of the Whistler Blackcomb site. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Skiing in Whistler or close by?