We arrived at Whistler Thursday evening with rain in the village but the promise of snow up on the mountain. Sure enough, by the time Friday morning rolled around it was snowing in the village with reports of 3-6 inches of new depending on which site you checked.
We decided to ride Blackcomb and found some knee deep turns in the trees under Jersey Cream and nice groomers pretty much everywhere. We got lucky and jumped on Glacier express soon after it opened and got some fresh turns coming right down under the chair. After Glacier got tracked we traversed over to the Crystal Chair and hit the trees on that side which was sick.
The video posted below shows runs under Jersey Cream, our third run off Glacier, and then some of the trees to the riderís right of Crystal. The camera ran out of memory right before we got to the really sick trees so it ends before that.
We hit 7th Heaven in the afternoon and still found knee deep turns in the trees. The wind was crazy up top and almost unbearable at times so we only hit that a few times before heading back Jersey Cream and Crystal where visibility was much better.
Saturday had crazy amounts of snow with another 7-9 inches falling overnight and HEAVY snow all day. Unfortunately most of the alpine chairs never opened and the crowds were big. Our first run was the best with completely fresh knee deep turns in the trees off the Emerald Chair (Whistler side). The trees were well spaced with a very mellow grade, but it was super fun to weave through the trees in the soft stuff. Unfortunately the line was crazy on that chair so we went elsewhere to find fresh snow with less lines.
Sunday didnít have as much new snow and most of the alpine was closed again, but we found some great trees on Solar Coaster and Excelerator. The runs were very tracked but somehow there was still plenty of soft stuff in the trees. We were really bummed that 7th, Harmony and Symphony didnít open that day, but it was still a great day.
Didnít really get any good pictures because visability wasnít great and the snow never really stopped, but hereís some helmet cam footage before the memory card filled up and then the helmet mount brokeÖwish we had more video to share.
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