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02-11-2013 02:18 AM
mitch19
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Originally Posted by RagJuice Crew View Post
Re. public holiday, this weekend is the public holiday. Crowds today (and yesterday) have been crazy, and I'm going nowhere near the mountain tomorrow (half price tickets, gonna be busy!). But as I read it the OP gets here Thursday, i.e. next weekend. Shouldn't be as bad.
Totally forgot they were doing the half priced tickets so yes, tomorrow will be stupid busy. We rode down to the gondola at like 10:30am/11am because it was getting pretty busy and the Whistler gondola line up was FULL had to be a few hundred people waiting to line up. Funny thing was Fitz chair, which is right beside the Gondola had NO ONE lined up, I just shook my head and walked off laughing
02-10-2013 07:22 PM
RagJuice Crew
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Originally Posted by mitch19 View Post
They upload pretty much at 8:15am every morning. Because I work nights I aim to get in line at 8am and I am generally one of the first people there.

I know it is going to be a public holiday, but the crowds this season have been very manageable. I remember spending a good 35mins in a line once or twice last season. I found if you get first chair up get a good 3-4 runs in before it starts getting busier, by then they generally open up the alpine. A few runs in the alpine and its time for an early/late lunch so you can be riding again while everyone else is eating
Re. public holiday, this weekend is the public holiday. Crowds today (and yesterday) have been crazy, and I'm going nowhere near the mountain tomorrow (half price tickets, gonna be busy!). But as I read it the OP gets here Thursday, i.e. next weekend. Shouldn't be as bad.

Agree with the rest of what you say, crowds have been very manageable the whole time I've been here. Only once have I hit queues comparable to Europe and that was only because Symphony and Peak2Peak were closed until an electrical storm cleared. Even then the queue moved (and the birds kept us entertained!). And queues are much less annoying than in Europe - people are polite, friendly, don't run over/into you, jostle or skip.
02-10-2013 01:25 PM
mitch19
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
Certain areas are more avalanche prone, so there just doing their due diligence.
They just need to check it all first and give it the OK I'm pretty sure.

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Originally Posted by Lamps
I'm suprised nobody mentioned the fresh tracks ticket yet.
$20 and they upload you at 7:15am at the Whistler Gondola only, get a full buffet breakfast up lop (pretty damn good breakfast if I must say so) and they drop a rope around 8am declaring the mountain open. It's a lot of fun, I myself picked up 4 half price at the start of the season
02-10-2013 07:27 AM
Lamps I'm suprised nobody mentioned the fresh tracks ticket yet.
02-09-2013 09:48 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by Stylez View Post
no one replying...cuz your all enjoying the mountain.......fkers lmao
Yesterday was the best day I've ever had, in 25 years.

So good, I got there @ 9am & shut her down.

Rode till 10pm


What was the question again?


TT
02-09-2013 05:24 PM
freshy
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Originally Posted by Stylez View Post
Wait so the alpine opens at a different time? Why's that?
Certain areas are more avalanche prone, so there just doing their due diligence.
02-09-2013 03:14 PM
Stylez
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Originally Posted by mitch19 View Post
They upload pretty much at 8:15am every morning. Because I work nights I aim to get in line at 8am and I am generally one of the first people there.

I know it is going to be a public holiday, but the crowds this season have been very manageable. I remember spending a good 35mins in a line once or twice last season. I found if you get first chair up get a good 3-4 runs in before it starts getting busier, by then they generally open up the alpine. A few runs in the alpine and its time for an early/late lunch so you can be riding again while everyone else is eating
Wait so the alpine opens at a different time? Why's that?
02-09-2013 03:00 PM
mitch19
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Originally Posted by Stylez View Post
1st time in Whistler is coming up. Will be getting there Thursday afternoon and starting on the mountain Friday morning of this week.

This is my dream trip so I want to make the best of it. I know the lifts open at 830 am, but what is the recommended time to get there to jump in line??

Im just not sure how fast the lines start forming.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance
They upload pretty much at 8:15am every morning. Because I work nights I aim to get in line at 8am and I am generally one of the first people there.

I know it is going to be a public holiday, but the crowds this season have been very manageable. I remember spending a good 35mins in a line once or twice last season. I found if you get first chair up get a good 3-4 runs in before it starts getting busier, by then they generally open up the alpine. A few runs in the alpine and its time for an early/late lunch so you can be riding again while everyone else is eating
02-09-2013 01:57 PM
Stylez
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Originally Posted by stunt66 View Post
patience will be your friend on that weekend lol.
fully expected that, at least I'll have friday unless everyone takes off friday as well. On saturday I'll be doing Heli-boarding/skiing so maybe that will take me away from the crowds...........hopefully
02-09-2013 01:56 PM
stunt66 patience will be your friend on that weekend lol.
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