Hike-to-Heli-Skiing @ Whistler Today Dec. 12th | Photo Tour

Hike-to-Heli-Skiing @ Whistler Today Dec. 12th | Photo Tour

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Hike-to-Heli-Skiing @ Whistler Today Dec. 12th | Photo Tour

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Symphony goodness today

CONDITIONS @ WHISTLER TODAY, DECEMBER 12th:

– 8+” of light, sluffy, new snow on the upper mountain

– Sunshine all day (this is a rare this time of year) with light winds

– 1/2 way down the mountain it was a bit dust on crusty

– Bottom of the mountain only had about 2 inches of new snow

Good lookin’ tracks in the Symphony zone

WHERE THE BEST SKIING WAS @ WHISTLER TODAY =  FLUTE BOWL

  • Symphony was as good as fun, mellow, heli skiing today.

  • Symphony Chair hasn’t been open yet this season.  No one’s been skiing it and the zone is smoooth.

  • A 30-40 minute traverse/hike off the top of the Harmony Chair got you to the top of the Flute Bowl zone in Symphony.
  • The entire Flute Bowl looked like a dream this morning. Even at closing time, the place had very little damage.
  • Best line in Flute Bowl was the nose between the North Flute Bowl and Flute Bowl
  • North Flute Bowl had some great turns, sluffs, airs, and high speed run-out speed check turns on responsive, low density snow

Peak Chair tracks

NON-SYMPHONY GOOD SKIING @ WHISTLER TODAY:

  • The Peak Chair was good in the morning before it got tracked out.
  • The Couloir was fun with plenty of untouched snow early on, airs, and noses to ski out on.
  • A coupla guys skied the Coffin and it looked good.
  • Khyber’s was likely damn fun today.

The traverse/hike out to Symphony was purty today

CROWD FACTOR:

  • Once again, there was no one out today.
  • The longest line we waited in today on Harmony was about 4 minutes, but usually it was less than 30 seconds.
  • Whistler and Blackcomb are empty playgrounds right now with no lines.

Alta, UT circa 1954? Nope, Symphony today

WHISTLER SNOW STATISTICS:

Whistler snow stats

OVERALL:

– Today was an unreal day. Sun, no wind, 8+” of new snow, warmish temps, low crowds, and the entire Symphony zone left to hike only skiing. C’est bon.

Flute Bowl (on right with big wind- lip) and North Flute bowl (more shaded on left)

WHISTLER FORECAST:

Whistler forecast

BLACKCOMB UPDATE:

– We saw tracks coming out of DOA, Body Bag, and Disease Ridge and they all looked sweet.

Blackcomb Tracks 

Symphonic Farmage

 

Flute Bowl cloud prism

 

The boot-scoot-boogie out to Symphony today

 

Whistler up high

 

Gotta have this peak in there, right? What’s it called again?

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