What was foretold:
20-25 cm was supposed to grace the Whistler/Blackcomb area, but a hight freezing point predicted rain high up.
What it was like:
Blackcomb seemed much warmer than similar elevations at Whistler and some good runs early on Blackcomb were had with ok visibility. Secret Chute was the pinnacle of our extremeness today, and after a Lakeside lap we headed to Whistler for the rumored opening of Peak Chair. Once again, the top of Peak was in a shroud impenetrable by the human eye. We Frankenstein skied our way through the twilight zone and on to some better turns in Christmas Trees and Happy Feet pillows.
Best skiing of the day:
Lakeside was smooth, mellow, and fun
Worst skiing of the day:
Low elevations. Sloppy Joe Slop-Sloppy Joe
Mostly clear with a dropping freezing level of 800 meters for tomorrow. By ‘mostly’ clear I mean there could be 4 cm of new snow somewhere.
Shot of the day:
Not one, but TWO pairs of original Salomon Teneighty skis with matching bindings. A shout out to the original twin tip.