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  1. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yes Saturday. Nice work on the skintrack; it was...

    Yes Saturday. Nice work on the skintrack; it was definitely on the advanced / challenging side of ski touring all day
  2. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Toured out today Decker ,- Torrey. -4 to -1 in...

    Toured out today Decker ,- Torrey. -4 to -1 in alpine. Skies mostly clear. Winds light. N facing has stout and largely impenetrable crust. S facing has mix of sastrugi and crust some of which is...
  3. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Spotwx has been good in the 2 - 3.5 day...

    Spotwx has been good in the 2 - 3.5 day timeframe. Snow-forecast is optimistic wrt precip but pretty good for freezing levels. Meteoblue aggregation has also been solid this year
  4. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Bit of a sleeper day. 9cms reported. There was...

    Bit of a sleeper day. 9cms reported. There was 15 cms on the snow stake with more on windloaded areas. 5 cms fell more during the day. Good opportunity to use Fresh Tracks Tix. ...
  5. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    It was the Sapphire straight line entrance. ...

    It was the Sapphire straight line entrance. Cliff just below it. Bad luck. He just got tangled up at a bad place

    On the brighter side Symphony is getting a bit of snow. Boot top pow. ...
  6. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    All entries to sapphire are rocky af this season....

    All entries to sapphire are rocky af this season. Spicy does not begin to describe it.

    For some reason Ruby got windloading so is OK coverage. Diamond also is rocky
  7. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Based on the area’s historical weather...

    Based on the area’s historical weather conditions, there is “favourable snowfall, wind, and winter climate for resort development.”

    Full link...
  8. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Nfm484146

    Nfm484146
  9. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Singing Pass is good to ski out 483484

    Singing Pass is good to ski out

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  10. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    18cms at treeline. Wind was SE last night so...

    18cms at treeline. Wind was SE last night so expect 25+ on N facing slopes. Snowing 1 - 2cms /hour. Snow quality acceptable483360483361483362
  11. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    The people's advocate!!!

    The people's advocate!!!
  12. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    The heli was flying yesterday for helibombing on...

    The heli was flying yesterday for helibombing on Phalanx (probably off the Poop Chutes approach) which was fortunate for the SAR tasking
  13. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Today was bluebird. -1 @ valley. -8 @ top of...

    Today was bluebird. -1 @ valley. -8 @ top of Glacier Chair. Winds were close to nil. 2cms of snow with the surface facetting out. -10 @ Circle Lake in the Blackcomb backcountry. - 12 @ Decker...
  14. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Props for alpine opening on the Blackcomb side. ...

    Props for alpine opening on the Blackcomb side.

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  15. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    15cms over the past 5 hours. No wind on my deck...

    15cms over the past 5 hours. No wind on my deck at the valley. Not even that much wind at peak482211
  16. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    It's actually quite good. Best to get there...

    It's actually quite good. Best to get there early though
  17. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Out today on Lesser Flute. 2 to 3cms new on the...

    Out today on Lesser Flute. 2 to 3cms new on the skintrack. -2 at ridgelines with moderate SE wind (1850m). 0 lower down at base of Symphony ( approx 1400m).

    Quite the variation in snow depth. ...
  18. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Finally the precipitation fell in the correct...

    Finally the precipitation fell in the correct physical state for rhe season. -6 at East Col, -4 at Circle Lake. Winds nil. Skies clear.

    200cms HS at Circle Lake (data from someone else). ...
  19. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    This is all IMO and having skied that line...

    This is all IMO and having skied that line numerous times

    I'm glad he posted it.

    We can agree or disagree about his plan. We can agree or disagree about the risk tolerance. But he had a plan...
  20. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Disease Ridge snowboarder triggered ...

    Disease Ridge snowboarder triggered
    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1VyOs7LGVI/?igsh=MXBkaXQzMmF6MTQy
  21. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    https://vancouversun.com/business/commercial-real-...

    https://vancouversun.com/business/commercial-real-estate/barrick-gold-hopes-to-strike-it-rich-with-fraser-canyon-ski-resort

    Found it. It's a Barrick Gold proposal. Article from 2017 and its W of...
  22. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Also currently not terrible. Decent in a 300m...

    Also currently not terrible. Decent in a 300m band with FL at about 1600m. Cooling down too

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  23. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    There's two in the "region" using the term...

    There's two in the "region" using the term loosely. Also @Bennymac the one N of Hope and just E of Boston Bar can be accessed also from the Sowakum turnoff. I haven't explored there.

    There's...
  24. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Their backer BS'ed that they had signoff by Cheam...

    Their backer BS'ed that they had signoff by Cheam FN. That was, of course, complete horsetripe
  25. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    I've hiked and biked around Cheam a fair bit. ...

    I've hiked and biked around Cheam a fair bit. The N faces are couloirs. The skiable stuff is SE and S facing.
  26. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    It's hard to tell as we don't know who we're the...

    It's hard to tell as we don't know who we're the partners in GAS. I suspect you're right

    There's this https://documentcentre.ey.com/#/detail-engmt?eid=548

    But the important stuff (appended...
  27. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yah they're going bankrupt. It's not just...

    Yah they're going bankrupt.

    It's not just the Acquilinis and Gaglardis suing themselves. They loaned money to GAS but so did others. GAS hired professional managers who never got things...
  28. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    GAS court ordered sale pending ...

    GAS court ordered sale pending

    https://storeys.com/garibaldi-squamish-aquilini-northland-receivership/?fbclid=IwAR3bCKQVJa-5qjQfxLcX7ScK7gH6MK7r4XFLOV8WQ9RD-TX9OmGwsltCH1I
  29. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    And now it's sloppy and warm 479583

    And now it's sloppy and warm
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  30. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Snow is good! It's fast and gets a touch warm as...

    Snow is good! It's fast and gets a touch warm as you get to Mid gondie upland. Fun softish cruising479500
  31. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Yah - surprised me too. Not even windloading on...

    Yah - surprised me too. Not even windloading on a small discrete aspect. It's just off Green chair
  32. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Not terrible. Trees had snow to 1400m 478515

    Not terrible. Trees had snow to 1400m

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  33. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/460759/Loan-defau...

    https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/460759/Loan-default-the-latest-problem-for-delayed-multibillion-dollar-ski-resort-near-Squamish

    Is the Url fyi
  34. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    That's the plan

    That's the plan
  35. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Safe early season CShoe. If I can remember...

    Safe early season CShoe.

    If I can remember I'll put together a weather links page. With Wayne sadly passed it may be a useful one-stop place for wx and conditions monitoring
  36. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Wango could write well ...

    Wango could write well

    https://www.mountainlifemedia.ca/2016/01/laying-foundation-success-blackcomb-ski-patrol/?fbclid=IwAR3zifZ1nr1BKQY2m1eTnwHsdCUn4VjybJm5DarY1SrV5BS9l7hyRaWh9EA

    New snow! ...
  37. Thread: Whistler 23-24

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    Sept 22 before the rains. Last shot is on 86...

    Sept 22 before the rains. Last shot is on 86 below the bowls

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