A Glimpse Into How Avy Control @ Whistler Works

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In case you hadn’t heard:  Whistler is open.  They opened last Saturday.  Blackcomb will open on November 28th.

This video gives us a small glimpse into what it’s like to work avalanche control at Whistler Blackcomb.  Whistler sees a lot of snow and wind each year and they throw and launch a lot of bombs each year to keep their clients safe.

The result of that hard work is the faceshots highlighted in the second part of the video.  If you’ve been to Whistler, you wanna go back.  If you haven’t yet been, you have a pilgrimage in front of you.

Storm chasing. It’s a labour of love for Whistler Blackcomb avalanche forecaster Tony Sittlinger. This story follows Tony and the Blackcomb patrol on their early morning ritual, readying the mountains for the rest of us while we’re snug in our beds. – Whistler Blackcomb

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