Report from 8th December 2019 With less than 50cm of total snowfall to date, Whistler’s 2020 ski season has been one of the slowest starts on record so far. Whistler Blackcomb’s operations have been working around the clock to ensure enough snowmaking for a skiable network of trails. So far only 14/240 trails are open and 11 out of 26 chairs […]
After a Thanksgiving treat of around 2 feet of cold fluff, December 3rd decided to drop another 6 inches of the white stuff that would ultimately lead to a blue sky powder day on the 4th. The forecast the day prior did call for at least a foot of snow, but sadly, that did not pan out. However, in a severe drought, I’ll ski anything especially after spending Thanksgiving week sipping Mai Tais in Hawaii. This old guy was in dire need of a good ol’ Chair 6 session.
Before lining up with the powder-hounds around 30 mins before opening, patrol told me that a brief rain storm on December 2nd solidified the snow a bit and to ‘be careful of the chunder.’ With that advice in tow, I decided to pump out some much needed pow laps before exploring the technical lines off the Chair.