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Blackcomb Mtn. (Whistler, BC)

Amazing.

I was there for three days last week, and I gotta say that I think very few places in north america will still have riding like that in mid-late April.

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Pics to come, but the first day I was out there it was icy and thus groomer riding all day. Second day was warmer, so the iceiness softened up a bit and let me explore the glacier on Blackcomb a bit more... Lets just say whistler mtn was closed, and the lower half of black comb was too, leaving only the top part open...

Allow me to use the term "only" lightly however, cuz the upper part of blackcomb has about 3000' acres of ridable area.... yeah.

On the last day it snowed all the night before and all day, which I think by the end of it we ended up with about 10" of snow.... it was as if Carmen was there :P

Trails open:
A park with M & L features was open, which changed on a daily basis with new jumps and rails still being added (nice to see they hadn't given up on it yet), and all trails on the upper lahf of the mountain were open. Glades were only enjoyable once there was powder on them, and even though it was ice under the powder, it was amazing.

I highly recommencd whistler/blackcomb, especially if its near the end of the season for you, cuz even though I had rode fresh BC mountain powder 12 hours earlier, I returned to t-shirt and short weather when i got home


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 09:56 PM
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Cool, I am glad you had a good time. I am looking into traveling to Whistler next season, but I am not sure that I am going to be able to make it up there. I got to save some money and get everything ready to move out West. Most probably I will only be able to make to the meet and maybe Utah early season.
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I'm heading up Sunday if anyone's interested....
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Nice. Glad you had a good time. We're getting stoked for the season coming up.
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Hopefully I'll be able to head up to Whistler next season. I don't think I'm quite good enough yet since I've only been boarding for about a year and a half. I want to be good so a trip to Whistler would be worth it and I'd get the most for my money.
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Glad to hear the OP enjoyed Blackcomb, personally its my favorite mountain. Love Spankys and the Glacier. Crystal zone is sick, and 7th Heaven has its moments
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"What's taking so long? If i wanted to pay $40 to stand in line all day I'd go to Whistler and pay $80!"
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"What's taking so long? If i wanted to pay $40 to stand in line all day I'd go to Whistler and pay $80!"
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How about the saying : Some people work to live, while others live to work.

Get a life and take some holidays OUTSIDE of public holidays, and you will experience Whistler Blackcomb as two huge personal playgrounds. I have spent many days skiing straight onto the lifts, no wait at all.
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I try to make it up every year, usually 1-3x. Only made it up once last year, which I didn't even think would happen, right at the tailend of the season during the Telus Festival in April. Some sections were icy, but overall it was still very cold and plenty of good riding to be had. Seeing De La Soul perform one night wasn't bad, either.
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