Whistler Blackcomb just had another 30cm dropped on it this past evening making the Monday skiing deep and soft. The arctic outflow that has made the past week in Whistler freezing cold and clear has final left and with it Pacific moisture and some warmth is coming back. This Monday was the start of a series of storms to roll into Whistler for the holiday season.
When I woke up the driveway and car was buried and there were clear skies. I decided to head up Whistler with hopes that Peak chair would open in this good weather window. I spun a couple Garbonzo laps which held good snow and fun terrain to hop around on. After a couple of these I came up to the top of the chair and saw that Peak was open.
Peak looked perfect this morning with its fresh coat of snow. We decided to spin a classic frontside lap while the snow was still relatively untracked. By lap two the winds had really picked up. We dropped into West Cirque and then down into the main gut all the way down to Red Chair. By the time we got back to the top, Peak chair was closed due to the wind.
We then headed over to Harmony and skied the ridge and the trees behind it. The trees were loaded with snow and were deep. Throughout the day there were fairly big lines in the lift, but it felt like nobody was out on the hill which was nice. Patrol had done a fair bit of bomb work as the new snow is pretty reactive, so if you are going into a completely fresh zone be careful. Excited to see more snow come in later this week!