This is the newly added Strain Report: a terrain report by the always fair and never biased Mr. Strain. Strain was born without opinions and therefore what you hear in the Strain Report can be legally repeated in a court of law as the truth.
The snow report this morning said 12 cm, but a look out the window showed some very large flakes falling hard and something told me that this snow report might be wrong. The rain turned to snow at tower 6 of the Creekside Gondola, but most of the day was spent on Blackcomb as the alpine on Whistler was closed. Not a soul showed up to ski today it seemed and just a few of us had free reign of the mountain.
Headed back to Whistler to finish up the day and discovered to our delight that VD’s was barely skied and deeper than Blackcomb. Absolute first tracks in McConkey’s to end made the last few runs of the day some of the season’s best. Easily a foot n’ a half up there and a new 1/2 cm on every lap. This one snuck up on us all; we could even say it was a closet powder day or a sleeper to please our closet-hating fans in Pueblo. Either way, get out there tomorrow to avoid kicking yer’self after another painfully true Strain Report.
Spankey’s and CBC were deep and lonely and earn my pick as the Blackcomb runs of the day.
But, VD’s was only outdone by an untracked McConkey’s.
30+ cm by tomorrow and low freezing levels. What Spring?