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    From Saturday: Lower mountain is extremely...

    From Saturday:

    Lower mountain is extremely icy. Ski outs are surprisingly fine (Whistler anyway), but everything not in reach of snowmaking is in rough shape. Below midstation there's...
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    I love these master planning maps. The Whistler...

    I love these master planning maps. The Whistler one with all the possible lifts is pretty wild.
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    Devil’s advocate thought on the loss of the...

    Devil’s advocate thought on the loss of the Blackcomb t-bars (from a guy who mainly skis Whistler)

    Having some in bounds terrain as hike only access is a good thing. It keeps an almost pow stash...
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    There are so many factors that affect when the...

    There are so many factors that affect when the avalanche control is finished and when the high alpine chairs open. Its essentially impossible to know without having inside beta. You can get a good...
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    (Haiku idea stolen from rock ski haiku thread)

    (Haiku idea stolen from rock ski haiku thread)
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    Powder slopes gleaming, Giant lineups, eager...

    Powder slopes gleaming,
    Giant lineups, eager hearts,
    North winds, great skiing.
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    They were throwing bombs in flute this morning....

    They were throwing bombs in flute this morning. They prefer to not open harmony until the bombing is done because people are unwilling to abide by avalanche closures.
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    The Valemont project looks amazing, based solely...

    The Valemont project looks amazing, based solely on the lift alignments and the terrain it would access.

    Cool little town with great biking too.

    Unfortunately it seems to be in the category...
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    Pow day. Good times today above bottom of Emerald!

    Pow day. Good times today above bottom of Emerald!
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    Anything forecast by the GFS beyond 3 days is a...

    Anything forecast by the GFS beyond 3 days is a pipe dream. Until it shows up on the NAM I don't believe it.

    (Fingers crossed though)
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    In the end I just want them to build some lifts...

    In the end I just want them to build some lifts and open. Yeah global warming, low elevation, too close to the ocean, real estate cash grab, and all that. But I just want another place for Seattle...
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    Lee, Can you decipher the lawyer speak here? ...

    Lee,
    Can you decipher the lawyer speak here?

    They rearranged the company last week and now theyre going bankrupt? Is this the project circling the drain?
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    Peak opening is imminent. My sources say today or...

    Peak opening is imminent. My sources say today or tomorrow
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    Hell yeah. A couple more cms then forecast....

    Hell yeah. A couple more cms then forecast. Decent
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    Garbage conditions today. 50 mm of rain to the...

    Garbage conditions today. 50 mm of rain to the Peak overnight. Slush this morning, refreezing throughout the day. More bare patches on the lower mountain. It felt like early May conditions up there...
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    There are multiple open crevasses in Whistler Bowl

    There are multiple open crevasses in Whistler Bowl
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    Opening day report: Low tide coral reef...

    Opening day report: Low tide coral reef conditions, but not as bad as expected. Skied a couple inbounds laps and a couple lower mountain off piste laps. Lots of rocks/ditches/logs/stumps. Skied to...
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    Unofficial update: Low tide/WROD conditions...

    Unofficial update:

    Low tide/WROD conditions confirmed on Whistler.

    Expect to be downloading from the Roundhouse.

    It looks like conditions will permit open avalanche sign lines to tour...
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    Thanks Todd!

    Thanks Todd!
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    As the rain starts to pour down and the freezing...

    As the rain starts to pour down and the freezing levels yoyo around, here's my annual reminder of the link to the raw weather data for the mountain.

    All the temps, winds, and wind direction data...
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    Along with his avalanche blog, Wayne was a...

    Along with his avalanche blog, Wayne was a decades long member of the Blackcomb Ski Patrol, the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and the Whistler Search and Rescue. Wayne was likely one of the...
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