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Whistler, BC – It seems that summer just ended yesterday, but with plenty of early season snow up in the Alpine, Blackcomb opened it’s slopes on Saturday for the earliest start in memory. A few people turned up and the line-up for the Wizzard extended all the way to the Chateau and beyond.
A few of our friends joined us for opening day. – Whistler, BC Nov 5, 2005
With Jersey Cream and Catskinner chairs running and 80 cm of snow on the ground the skiing was quite good for early season. Snowguns had been running ever since it got cold enough so there actually was a bit of a base to ski on. You still had to be careful, after all it is Blackcomb, and rock skis were definitely the way to go as the rocks were lurking just under the surface.
Meesh skiing Choker, Nov 5, 2005 – Whistler, BC
Surprisingly, most of the rock damage occured on “groomed” runs. Most of the off-piste was actually quite soft and rock-free…..if you knew were to go. Let’s just say the tuning shops will probably be busy this week. All in all, a great start to the season with some better than expected skiing. A good way to dust off the cobwebs.
Rendez-vous on Nov 5, 2005 – Whistler, BC
Blackcomb is scheduled to open for good on the 11th, with Whistler following suit on the 24th. They’ve done some pretty decent summer grooming this year and added snowmaking up in the Alpine. Hopefully it will be a great year and we can actually ski Peak-to-Creek!!!
If you are considering doing Ski Esprit this year, you should check out the Discover Whistler Days. During these weeks; opening to Dec 18, Jan 16 to Feb 12, Feb 27 to Mar 12, ski school programs are 50% off. A great deal and we hope to see you on the Weekend Ski Esprit program.
If this weekend was any indication of what’s to come, we should be in for a pretty good season.
Whistler Mountain, Nov 5, 2005 – Whistler, BC
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