Whistler = $$$$ Tree Skiing & a Bear Sighting | Today’s Photo Tour

Whistler = $$$$ Tree Skiing & a Bear Sighting | Today’s Photo Tour

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Whistler = $$$$ Tree Skiing & a Bear Sighting | Today’s Photo Tour

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Kyhber’s pillow situation

Yeah, we saw a bear charging down the cat track after coming out of Khyber’s today. For a sec, I couldn’t figure out what it was. It was a little black bear going full speed away from us as I followed him on skis. He kept in front of me for about 100 yards then took a hard left into the thickest forest around. Amazing that animals can live out here in this stuff and I’m bitchin’ about the cold and snow and dense trees after one run…

bear paw print on Kyber’s cat track today

WHISTLER CONDITIONS TODAY: 

  • Fog layer on the lower mountain
  • Fog layer on very top of the mountain
  • Decent visibility in between fog layers
  • Snowing lightly all day
  • 8” +/- all over the upper mountain

…found a brand new pillow zone today. Clearly others know about it. Kinda puts you right into the dreaded “Christmas Tree Farm” tho.

WHERE THE SKIING WAS BEST TODAY:

  • We really only skied Khyber’s today
  • Khyber’s had very few tracks, tons of open powder, fun pillows and bumps everywhere (early season conditions), good visibility, and only a few techy tight spots
  • Lotza, lotza pillows in Khyber’s right now making it an absolute hoot
  • Dave Murray Downhill’s 2nd knoll was doin’ the mule kick thing
  • A-Line was Stupid Fun and had me laughing and hooting at every bank-turn & table-top

Peak Chair bro-down-fog-ride

CROWD FACTOR TODAY:

  • No one on the upper mountain. It was lonely out there. Khyber’s felt about as populated as the moon.

Upper Khyber’s view between fog layers

 OVERALL:

  • It was great day to hide from the mist out in Khyber’s and pop pillows and ski fresh snow all day. A-Line was ridiculous as per usual and the Dave Murray Downhill knolls put the fear of god in ya at low-vis and high speed.
  • Today was a very fun day.

Peak Char “line” all day today

WHISTLER SNOW STATISTICS:

whis snow stats

WHISTLER FORECAST:

Whis forecast

 

There were definitely some tight spots in Khyber’s today

 

Peak Chair today ascending into the upper fog layer

 

Cal Poly Ski and Snowboard Club racking up GNAR points with nudity in on a damn cold day at Whis

 

Looking up at the lower mountain fog layer up about 200 meters from the base

 

Between the fog layers vis was good

 

The roof top visibility today

 

The trees tell the story…

 

 

 

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