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Old 02-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So what's happened to BC (more specifically, Whistler)'s famous powder? Been here since just before New Years Eve (i.e. just after the big December dumps!) and while the mountains are fantastic and the snow has been, for the most part, good, it hasn't been Whistler/BC good. January was poor. There's been bits and pieces of snow since, but no real dumps.

Is there any sign of Feb picking up? We're also heading on a road trip through the Rockies toward Calgary at the end of the month, into the first half of March. Please tell me the snow is going to pick up...
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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tell me about it. havent had a pow day in for ever. im about to loss it. when it does snow a bit i have school and work and then i have a day off and its raining. something needs to change.
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Last year down here in the southern interior March was the biggest month. Whitewater even got 40cm June 20th last year. With that being said I hiked for my fresh lines and had the best day of the year thus far. The snow is there, you may just have to work for it. Going to try and hike Record Ridge at Red this Saturday as well.
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Have had some good days hiking some in-bounds stuff alright and there's pockets to find. And don't get me wrong, I'm still having a ball. But I'm at the point where I'd love some famous BC pow days where it's easy to find. The snow around the towns when we arrived was incredible but it's now all gone. And the slush down the bottom of the mountains, while fun and preferable to the ice, is reminiscent of glacier skiing in Europe in the Summer!
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Have had some good days hiking some in-bounds stuff alright and there's pockets to find. And don't get me wrong, I'm still having a ball. But I'm at the point where I'd love some famous BC pow days where it's easy to find. The snow around the towns when we arrived was incredible but it's now all gone. And the slush down the bottom of the mountains, while fun and preferable to the ice, is reminiscent of glacier skiing in Europe in the Summer!
Yeah I hear you bro. It has been weak this year and driving me crazy as well. I have so much banked OT for pow days it's kind of crazy. I may be holding them until next year at this rate. I still high hopes for March, but that may just be blind optimism. Luckily it stays colder up my way and we have not experienced any slushy shit at the hill.
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I live in Whistler and understand your frustration COMPLETELY! Lucky for me I've been here for a little while now so I got all the snow in December, but January, and now February is looking very shitty. February was blue bird all last season as well. I am hoping that March will be the same as last year though (hopefully we still have a base by then though) and it just dumps and dumps
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I live in Whistler and understand your frustration COMPLETELY! Lucky for me I've been here for a little while now so I got all the snow in December, but January, and now February is looking very shitty. February was blue bird all last season as well. I am hoping that March will be the same as last year though (hopefully we still have a base by then though) and it just dumps and dumps
Yeah I believe December was epic.

At least today was good - Symphony opened late and there was great snow up there, much more than the 8cm reported at mid mountain. Still, it's not right that I'm getting that excited about a "normal" snowfall!
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought interior BC and the Alberta border was more famous for the powder?!? Mt Washington, etc. get lots of snowfall but I'm not sure if I'd call it "powder" lol

Head east, (but not TOO far east) for the light and fluffy!
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought interior BC and the Alberta border was more famous for the powder?!? Mt Washington, etc. get lots of snowfall but I'm not sure if I'd call it "powder" lol

Head east, (but not TOO far east) for the light and fluffy!
Well, true - but I'm heading that way next. Here in Whistler I was hoping for snow of any type and lots of it!
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Well, true - but I'm heading that way next. Here in Whistler I was hoping for snow of any type and lots of it!
Yeah I hear ya... I was in Vancouver (Cypress, Seymour and Whistler) a couple weeks ago, they had nothing before I got there, some light snow while I was there, and now nothing.

On the other hand haven't some of the resorts out there already had near record snowfalls?!?
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