Fun place. How's the season started over there to date?
Well, Whistler only opened on the weekend, and there's neither a lot of snow nor lifts and runs open yet.
OpenSnow forecasters are predicting 35cm over the next 5 days and 73cm over the next ten days. IF (and it's a big IF I think at this stage) that comes to pass, I'll head up for the day next week sometime to check out the very early season situation.
Headed up to the local hill for a slide yet ? Saw that Cypress opened on the weekend. I also heard you got a bit of a sprinkle in Van yesterday?
I'm, probably, unfortunately, heading up this Thursday for a long weekend so will report on the (lack of) snow conditions at the weekend, There's hope there might be a few more groomers added to the 11 runs that are open right now!! Normally by early December, we're riding top to bottom. Scheduled to return just before the Xmas hordes arrive, so it better be dumping by then
Winter is refusing to arrive in the Pacific Northwest at the moment. I still have flowers blooming in my garden in Seattle
hmmm...we are there from 18th December, not looking good but it can change quickly.
ZigZag by far best run of day. Light snow and rain, soft snow. There is basically nothing off the man-made below the roundhouse/rendezvous, and doesn't look much above. Never seen so little snow here between November and June.
As usual, Whistler's 3 runs were much busier than Blackconmb's 3. But with Vancouver heading up tmr I'm going for first gondola, and having a long lunch when the hordes arrive.
Cross ya fingers and toes folks. There's bugger all in the forecast inspire confidence
Well I’ve got until the 27th January which I guess gives me some comfort. Hoping the 13,000km journey and associated $$$ is worthwhile. Otherwise the moderate cancellation condition on Airbnb might get exercised for an alternative destination.As long as some big storms have arrived by 20th, I'll be happy! Today was 'firm'. Under snow guns was the place to be!
It’s was a toss up choosing between Whistler and Banff for my first trip to Canada. Opted for the Epic pass during the Aussie season to hit Whistler and a little recon look around Sun Peaks. Hoping it turns before I hit the deck in late Jan.LL is still the place to be. The jet stream arcing north is shutting out the PNW, but it's running down the east flank of the Rockies, bringing cold dry air to the foothills and prairies. Right on the interface line sits LL, cold air mixing with warm moist air is dumping on them like mad. 81 cm last week, on top of what was already their earliest opening in 30 years. Tough week for the ladies WC course crew, they shoveled their hearts out every day, but the public would've have a blast.
LL is still the place to be. The jet stream arcing north is shutting out the PNW, but it's running down the east flank of the Rockies, bringing cold dry air to the foothills and prairies. Right on the interface line sits LL, cold air mixing with warm moist air is dumping on them like mad. 81 cm last week, on top of what was already their earliest opening in 30 years. Tough week for the ladies WC course crew, they shoveled their hearts out every day, but the public would've have a blast.
None of the others were available during my visit. I haven’t had instruction for around 9 years so perhaps due. I’m also travelling solo so will give me some company too.I have done the Camp a few times over the years and it is excellent. My wife likes to do the North Face women’s camp. Extremely Canadian also great fun.
Am I missing something here. Whistler web site is forecast a modest 5-10cm this week while other sites are predicting 1m+.
Larry does issue the following caution though.OpenSnow has just issued a forecast for the next few days. They are predicting that a multiday storm system will deliver snowfall for Whistler and other BC coastal resorts from today through to Friday. Starting off a bit warm today, snow levels should drop as the week progresses. 70-140cm predicted for Whistler, but until it actually falls, I take those estimates with a grain of salt. If the predictions come to pass, it will be good news for Whistler in the lead up to the busy Christmas/New Year period.
The north shore mountains have been cloud shrouded this morning, so I can't say whether there's been any snowfall there so far today.
This is the storm system OpenSnow says will deliver some snowfall:
Larry does issue the following caution though.
“Models do indicate more than 40 cm (1-2 ft) of snow (W/B) for the week, but how it will come in is complicated, so robust snowfall is of low forecast confidence.”
Just received an email from Epicpass and certain it’s a scam. We have paid the travel agent for lift tickets and now it would like me to logon to create an account. Has anyone else received an email like this.