Whistler, B.C. Conditions Report: Still Ripping

Peter Wentz | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
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The view from Peak Chair

Spring time in Whistler always promotes good fun, with long days making it possible to do many activities.  The snow is slushy and smooth, the sun is out, goggle tans are in full swing, and everyone is having a good time on the hill.

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Doing a follow cam of Lucas backflipping one of the many side hits on Peak chair

This spring has been interesting as Whistler Blackcomb decided to leave Whistler open into the late months of winter instead of Blackcomb.  This has actually been really fun for me as I rarely ride Whistler.  Lapping peak chair with no lines, and doing side hits and wind lips.  The park is pretty energetic right now with a lot of features squeezed into a small area.  Not as epic as Black park is in the spring, but it has a ton of rail features and two jump lines.  There is also one large booter and a zipper line if that is your thing.

Current park setup looking pretty good

I have mainly been doing some hit runs on peak chair and then traversing over to the lower section of the park.  It makes an interesting mix of riding mountain and hitting some nice jumps.  It also avoids the T-bar line which can get a little crowded on the super sunny days.

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Always having a good time in the sun

Thinking back through the season, Whistler had a crazy winter.  With high freezing levels, interesting storm patterns, and overall lack of snow on the lower mountain I had my doubts on how it would end up.  But looking back at some of these posts, I realized that this was a winter for alpine riding.  Snow up high was all time throughout the winter and still is perfectly slushy up on Peak chair and Harmony.  Keep on enjoying the last couple weeks on the mountain as Whistler closes on June 7th.  Have an awesome summer and see you next year when the snow starts flying!

Peter Wentz


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