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  1. #1
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    Whistler...forecast improving

    Corner...being turned:

    Alpine Recreation Forecast For The South Coast Mountains

    Thursday.. Periods Of Snow.
    Snowfall Accumulation 15 To 20 Cm.
    Rainfall Amounts Trace.
    Freezing Level 1800 Metres.
    Friday.. Snow. Windy.
    Snowfall Accumulation 15 To 25 Cm.
    Freezing Level 1500 Metres.
    Saturday.. Flurries.
    Snowfall Accumulation 10 To 15 Cm.
    Freezing Level 1300 Metres.

    ***Anti-jinx***
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    Facts are lazy and facts are late

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    Good, let some of it come thru to us!!

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    Fingers crossed for opening day around 15th or 17th.
    "Freeride is just an attitude, to go out in the mountains with no rules and do whatever feels sweet to you at the time." -Chris Davenport

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    *hope* some of that precip reaches the Rockies

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    Whistlerblackcomb.coms wheater forecast are the biggest joke ever ^^ I can say because I followed it for a full winter and saw how they put up the happynumbers in their last days of the forecast..

    Anyhow, give ous some snow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydellen View Post
    Whistlerblackcomb.coms wheater forecast are the biggest joke ever ^^ I can say because I followed it for a full winter and saw how they put up the happynumbers in their last days of the forecast..

    Anyhow, give ous some snow!
    Thats an Enviroment Canada forecast and W/B has no input in it,im sure mountain forecasts are tough to make long term but ive found them to be fairly accurate.Maybe not allways for snowfall amounts but for freezing levels
    and if its gonna snow or rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydellen View Post
    Whistlerblackcomb.coms wheater forecast are the biggest joke ever ^^ I can say because I followed it for a full winter and saw how they put up the happynumbers in their last days of the forecast..

    Anyhow, give ous some snow!
    its actually Environment Canada's forecast. I doubt they fluff the forecast for W/B's sake, besides Pacific storms are hard to predict in terms of freezing level.

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    Beatcha to it

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    I seem to recall in years past that Blackcomb opens a few days earlier than planned if conditions are good. Or am I dreaming? Because if it opens on, say, the 17th, well, I'd be OK with that.

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    about effing time

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    If freezing levels stay low throughout the storm and early next week I don't see why they wouldn't open the mid mountain next weekend. You will have to download, but if Jersey or even crystal opens it'll still be pretty dope. Last year opening day was a weekend early (Whistler opened before Blackcomb) and Red was the highest chair open. It was raining and pretty heavy snow but still worth it.
    "Freeride is just an attitude, to go out in the mountains with no rules and do whatever feels sweet to you at the time." -Chris Davenport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmear View Post
    I seem to recall in years past that Blackcomb opens a few days earlier than planned if conditions are good. Or am I dreaming? Because if it opens on, say, the 17th, well, I'd be OK with that.
    Im not sure if thats true anymore as W/B people are saying the opening day date is pretty much set in stone for this season. I hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    Im not sure if thats true anymore as W/B people are saying the opening day date is pretty much set in stone for this season. I hope not.
    From the webcams it looks like there is still a lot of peak-to-peak related construction activity at the Roundhouse. If the contractors were told that they could work right up until November 21 they probably set their work schedules to do just that.
    Last edited by PaulB; 11-06-2007 at 04:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    about effing time
    agitated as well Lee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulB View Post
    From the webcams it looks like there is still a lot of peak-to-peak related construction activity at the Roundhouse. If the contractors were told that they could work right up until November 21 they probably set their work schedules to do just that.
    But Blackcomb can easily open with the construction area not being effected (Open Gondola, Excellerator, and Jersey).

    Still hopeful, if not, maybe Baker will step up even earlier.

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    Doubt it'll open early. They just started the job fair today, which means they won't let the kids know they have their jobs until next week, plus a week to train them up.

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    minus 1 at peak at the present. More snow please sir...

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    Up to 90cm forecasted by sunday night. snow-forecast.com has similar numbers but slightly higher freezing levels.
    "Freeride is just an attitude, to go out in the mountains with no rules and do whatever feels sweet to you at the time." -Chris Davenport

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    Fuckin'a!

    Is it just me, or is Fortress just nickel and diming W/B? This just might be my perceptive bias, but it seems like the mountain just isn't as well run as it was before Fortress came in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [expletive deleted] View Post
    Fuckin'a!

    Is it just me, or is Fortress just nickel and diming W/B? This just might be my perceptive bias, but it seems like the mountain just isn't as well run as it was before Fortress came in the picture.
    Fortress is a private equity firm. PE firms buy companies representing value, ratchet down the books by cutting service and salaries to make them appear more profitable and then sell off for more than they paid. get used to less for more from W/B.

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    Insert rant re. Peak to Peak Gondola:

    Clear proof in my view that the new ownership is not skier-oriented.
    Facts are simple and facts are straight
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFL View Post
    Insert rant re. Peak to Peak Gondola:

    Clear proof in my view that the new ownership is not skier-oriented.
    and the reason why there will be no early opening regardless of said blizzard on the way. I hope all the construction gear gets fucking burried this weekend.

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    I wouldnt mind skinning up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    I wouldnt mind skinning up.
    where do you start with a 1500 meter freezing level?

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    Damn good question mr pow 11 - I'm racking my brains on that one. Sharon doesn't want to lose toenails. i don't particularly want to drive all the way to duffy for POS coverage

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