Whistler, B.C. Conditions Report: Blackcomb Alpine Open and Pow

Peter Wentz | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
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Upper 7th Heaven trees delivering the goods on Saturday

Pretty much everything is up and running at Whistler Blackcomb.  On Saturday they opened up Glacier and 7th Heaven and earlier this week Peak and Harmony were open.  This means everything is open beside Symphony Chair and the upper T-Bars on Blackcomb.

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Symphony chair is still closed but is looking pretty nice!

Due to winds Friday most upper mountain lifts were closed, leaving it for the weekend crowd.  These high winds swept a lot of snow away and deposited it in the more wind protected areas.  There was a pretty thick wind layer at the top of the snow, making the riding a little unpredictable as you would not know when the tip of your skis would dive under and hang up.  However, more of the lower angle and wind protected areas stored the goods.  By Sunday the snow was slightly more skied out, however this made the skiing better as the wind slab got broken up and the snow became consistent to ride.

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The creek coming out of Spankey’s is still pretty open making an interesting exit at the end of the run.

There was a lot of fresh snow with Glacier and Spanky’s opening, along with 7th Heaven on Saturday.  It is still early season though so be careful of rocks, stumps, and other hidden things.  The walk out of Spanky’s was a bit long with the creek not frozen over.  The 7th Heaven wind lip was going off with hits and people were stoked on the mountain opening up.

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Looking out towards DOA and Fissile from 7th Heaven.

On Sunday the sky cleared and it was beautiful out.  The resort got a couple more centimeters of snow, but this really freshened it up and also a lot of good snow was left over from the poor visibility on Saturday.  It is supposed to stay cold for the next few days, with a possible reset of snow mid next week.

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Sun bowl off of Harmony was awesome and had good snow into mid day Sunday.

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