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  1. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    That's great, but how was the skiing? :) ...

    That's great, but how was the skiing? :)


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    I was under the impression that the problem with Showcase was that with glacier recession and a low snow year the individual t-bars...
  2. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    There's my problem right there. I started on...

    There's my problem right there. I started on Blackcomb and got in a few good mid-mountain runs then decided I'd see if Crystal was going to open soon because I saw the lift running. I got in line...
  3. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I was just up and skied Monday and Tuesday....

    I was just up and skied Monday and Tuesday. Monday morning was fun, but man it got busy. Glad I was on the mountain as soon as the lifts started turning. I hardly ever ski Whistler mid-season, but I...
  4. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Interesting. That bridge is only like a mile...

    Interesting. That bridge is only like a mile beyond where the pavement ends on the Squamish Valley Road, so it seems like they could get a stock truck to it without much problem. It's not like they'd...
  5. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Huh, it sure looks like it to me.

    Huh, it sure looks like it to me.
  6. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I saw this commercial on TV today and at first...

    I saw this commercial on TV today and at first glance thought the bridge shown at about the 15 second mark was the one over the Cheakamus River right next to Fergie's in Brackendale, but that bridge...
  7. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yeah, I need to use my Edge Card days. In other...

    Yeah, I need to use my Edge Card days. In other news this is how the resorts lock you in before the season even starts.
  8. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I'm thinking about heading up next weekend....

    I'm thinking about heading up next weekend. Forecast looks somewhat promising, but still a ways out. Anyone with any recent first-hand observations?
  9. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I think it will be a question of how long the...

    I think it will be a question of how long the suckiness will last. Hopefully it's not days of rain to the top.
  10. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Too cold, too hot. Seems like just right must be...

    Too cold, too hot. Seems like just right must be next.
  11. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yes, totally agree. Even a short hike thins the...

    Yes, totally agree. Even a short hike thins the herd considerably.
  12. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yeah, it seems to me the solution might be to put...

    Yeah, it seems to me the solution might be to put in a chairlift where the Horstman t-bar used to be, but have the top terminal higher on the ridge. Then the Showcase t-bar could be removed and...
  13. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I was just reading that it's unlikely the...

    I was just reading that it's unlikely the Showcase t-bar will open at all this season. Apparently with the low snow year coupled with general shrinking of the glacier, the towers are too high to get...
  14. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Inversion now. -13 at the peak but -20 at the...

    Inversion now. -13 at the peak but -20 at the base.

    I can certainly understand closing most of the mountains yesterday. Probably a no-win scenario for WB. If they close entirely people will bitch,...
  15. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Okay, I've never seen a crevasse there before. ...

    Okay, I've never seen a crevasse there before.

    Also I just noticed the HIGH temp in the alpine is supposed to be -25 on Friday!
  16. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Well it was totally predictable.

    Well it was totally predictable.
  17. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Keep in mind that photo is a bit deceptive...

    Keep in mind that photo is a bit deceptive because of the perspective and you're seeing the lineups for both Fitz and the Whistler gondola.
  18. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Looks like nearly everything in the alpine is...

    Looks like nearly everything in the alpine is open on both mountains already. Nice work, patrol!
  19. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I'm sure driving there and getting onto the...

    I'm sure driving there and getting onto the mountain sucked big time, but that snow in bluebird conditions has got to be something else. I'm definitely jealous now.
  20. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    What time was this? Someone posted a photo on...

    What time was this? Someone posted a photo on Facebook showing a full maze at Blackcomb at 6:50 am.
  21. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Agreed. Today looks like it would be fun. Early...

    Agreed. Today looks like it would be fun. Early next week probably will be great, too.
  22. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    That looks very promising. I hope it pans out.

    That looks very promising. I hope it pans out.
  23. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yep, bend over and take it. But, yes, make sure...

    Yep, bend over and take it. But, yes, make sure you purchase them online now rather than wait until you get to Whistler. The walk-up rate is insane.
  24. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    We can. I'm just getting a bit sick of all the...

    We can. I'm just getting a bit sick of all the blather about how terrible the skiing and lineups are.
  25. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I seriously doubt it was a "new record" also it...

    I seriously doubt it was a "new record" also it was because the lifts opened late on Tuesday due to snow and ice removal. Creekside opened at 9:55 according to whistlerpeak.com (supposed to be 8:30)....
  26. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Forecast starting to look a bit colder, but less...

    Forecast starting to look a bit colder, but less precip, although snow-forecast has a big dump on Monday.

    If there's a silver lining to the snow situation it could be for later in the season. It...
  27. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Thank God Fitz is running.

    Thank God Fitz is running.
  28. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    A new ski area that's for skiing and not a real...

    A new ski area that's for skiing and not a real estate cash grab? What are you, some kinda commie? :)

    God, it would be great if skiing returned to that ethic, but that certainly hasn't seemed to...
  29. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Just keep that freezing level down.

    Just keep that freezing level down.
  30. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I left yesterday at noon and it was dumping snow...

    I left yesterday at noon and it was dumping snow all the way down to the valley, but I figured that wouldn't last. Actually some pretty good skiing. I guess I left at the right time. Drive home was a...
  31. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    From Saturday afternoon....

    From Saturday afternoon.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53376814344_52aeefb91a_b.jpg
  32. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yeah, here's the forecast discussion for Seattle....

    Yeah, here's the forecast discussion for Seattle. Sounds pretty tropical next week:


    So clear, then snow Thursday through Sunday(?), then rain after that. Seems like El Nino might be doing its...
  33. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I'll be up this weekend, probably won't ski till...

    I'll be up this weekend, probably won't ski till Sunday. Come on, Ullr, please deliver!
  34. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Candide Thovex would have skied to the village.

    Candide Thovex would have skied to the village.
  35. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    You can't be out for the whole season if you...

    You can't be out for the whole season if you don't injure yourself on day one! :)
  36. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    ^ I'm pretty sure they still did Santa day last...

    ^ I'm pretty sure they still did Santa day last season, so hopefully Vail hasn't killed it off yet. I'm sure they would have if it wasn't a nice PR event for local media.

    Here's the official...
  37. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    It certainly isn't ideal, but actually Garbo has...

    It certainly isn't ideal, but actually Garbo has a much higher capacity than old Fitz (2800 per hour vs. 1850), so it might not be the goat rope that you'd think it would be.
  38. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I read an article in Pique mentioning the new...

    I read an article in Pique mentioning the new Fitz chair won't be ready.
    https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/cover-stories/a-whistler-ski-season-primer-7837439
  39. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    An awful lot of sunny weather lately for this...

    An awful lot of sunny weather lately for this time of year.

    I've noticed the snow guns are blasting away on the Rendezvous camera, but not at Roundhouse. Seems strange. with the temp well below...
  40. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Obviously it's been on the dry side for the last...

    Obviously it's been on the dry side for the last few days, but at least the weather has been good for snowmaking. The WRODs will be in great shape.
  41. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Is everyone afraid to jinx it? Things looking...

    Is everyone afraid to jinx it? Things looking pretty great compared to a week ago.
  42. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Fitz would certainly be nice as an additional...

    Fitz would certainly be nice as an additional upload/download option early in the season. Downloading on the Whistler gondola at the end of the day can suck big time.
  43. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Looks like it's official now that Whistler will...

    Looks like it's official now that Whistler will be open late rather than Blackcomb: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/hours-of-operation.aspx

    Does anyone...
  44. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    It certainly seems to be. The chairs are on-site....

    It certainly seems to be. The chairs are on-site. I saw a photo and they use the same footrest style as Emerald.
  45. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Does anyone know if the Jersey Cream replacement...

    Does anyone know if the Jersey Cream replacement is still on for next year? If it is I'm wondering if Whistler will stay open into May rather than Blackcomb this season.
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    How old was Wayne?

    How old was Wayne?
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