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Whistler, BC – Happy Cinco de Mayo to everybody!! Hope everyone had a great 5th of May with a bottle of Corona and some good Tequilla. Well, here we are the 5th of May and the skiing is fantastic! Firm in the morning and softening up around 11:00 makes for some geat skiing. Alpine is still in great shape. The Saddle is buffed daily and the spring bumps are unreal. The sun is shining and goggle tans being worked on.
Beautiful spring day in Whistler, BC – May 5, 2006
The skiing is still good right to Olympic Station. We still have the magic carpet running for beginners. Yes, we are still out there teaching. Coverage is good right to the gondie although it does get slushy in the afternoon. You can still ski down all the runs to Oly Station. Ptarmangin, Token are in good shape. Bear Paw has some bare spots on it and Seppo’s is superb. (you just have to walk up if Garbo isn’t running.) Rat Fink has great spring bumps and Franz’s is skiing nicely. All food is now 50% off, so if you’re around, get up the hill, do some runs and have a cheap
Upper Olympic still in good shape, Whistler BC – May 5, 2006
lunch. Beer and burgers on the patio is the way to go!! Speaking of patios, Merlins is now back to summer mode offering $10 jugs and $5 burgers.
Well, all this snow is great for skiers, but not so good for the Bike Park. The offical opening is set for the 20th of May, with a sneak-peek weekend opening on the 13th. Should be a great year with extended hours, new trails and much more. Will get into that next update.
Clearing snow on Schleyer, Whistler BC – May 5, 2006
As you can see from the photo, there is still a lot of snow on the upper portion of the lower mountain trails. Trail crew are working overtime to remove snow from the main trails so we can get the Bike Park open for the 13th. Bike racks are already on Fitz chair and the ramps are due to go in next week. Speaking of the bike park, anyone interested in buying a Kona Stab Supreme, check out the for sale ad.
Still some snow on B-Line, Whistler BC – May 5, 2006
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