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    Yep I think they’re very aware that it will cripple the entire town, Whistler and blackcomb, parking, traffic etc etc

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    Anybody have a handle on when the new Red chair is likely to be completed? Lots of news around Creekside but I haven't seen any updates on Red.


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    FYI

    When the lines get huge at the base and just wanna skip em-uphill route to Excel

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    The people who think they had first cabin on Excalibur roll over to Excelerator to find they've been beaten there buy some guys that started skinning at 6am instead of just standing in line.

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    See y'all on the skin track!

    I made the grave error of going up on a President's day ages ago (had to have been before "family day" was a thing in BC as I'd never go up on said day and it coincides with President's day). Anyway, the lines were crazy. Maybe others have done same, but I said fuck this shit, and boot packed to mid. Didn't seem to take too long, but then rage is rocket fuel.
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    That grip walk shit is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pow_pow~ View Post
    I reckon three weeks to get it running

    - 2 days to start
    - 1 day to lift it on
    - 2 days to splice

    This is assuming they already have the lead line on.

    Two weeks of testing.

    They estimated 30 days but with Aussie crew there they will be working around the clock to get it on asap.

    Haul rope on today, 3 days was spot on, hopefully it’s spliced by mid week

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    who's got an estimate on lot 6 to excel on that route? I might actually consider it to get some exercise instead of standing around getting cold...and to see people get really pissed off when they realize they aren't first! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.odd View Post
    who's got an estimate on lot 6 to excel on that route? I might actually consider it to get some exercise instead of standing around getting cold...and to see people get really pissed off when they realize they aren't first! haha
    ebike with spiked tires and stash in the trees? Like climbing toward Dark Crystal haha. Seriously though, some exercise instead of hours in line wouldn't be a bad way to start a day. Trying to guesstimate it from a bike ridelog maybe 2.75km/330m vert? Maybe a bit less distance more vert with the "Blackcomb Bench Climb" bit instead of the fire road across the ski runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramboh View Post
    ebike with spiked tires and stash in the trees? Like climbing toward Dark Crystal haha. Seriously though, some exercise instead of hours in line wouldn't be a bad way to start a day. Trying to guesstimate it from a bike ridelog maybe 2.75km/330m vert? Maybe a bit less distance more vert with the "Blackcomb Bench Climb" bit instead of the fire road across the ski runs.
    trailforks route plan says 3.4km 360m...and they (WB) also did put a route to excel on TF, so must be acceptable?!

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    A few earlybirds on the Rendezvous cam this morning. Ski instructor training, maybe?
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    I noticed they are starting the shuttles from Creekside at 7:00 now rather than 8:00 and have stated lifts will be opening at 8:15.
    More opening days info here: https://blog.whistlerblackcomb.com/2...e-you-join-us/

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    Any staff have a conditions report from todays staff ski day-Clownshoe?


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    Lots of cars with WA plates and skis on the highway around Van

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    Any staff have a conditions report from todays staff ski day-Clownshoe?


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    I didn't ski today on Blackcomb but I've been up Whistler the last couple of days.

    Good skiing on piste. Snowmakers made good use of the cold temps earlier in the fall to put down a base. WROD conditions though. Only a couple of the main arteries have coverage. Everything else is pretty thin. You can ski to Olympic station via Expressway or Upper Olympic.

    Not great coverage off piste. Alpine terrain has spots you can pick through but you'll want to be back on a ski run by the time you get to tree line.

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    Any word re: Creekside opening date?

    Based on the posts below, sounds like it's still going to be a while, yeah?

    With new snow coming, and opening this week, I presume that it's going to be a clusterfuck this weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSoBright View Post
    Any word re: Creekside opening date?

    Based on the posts below, sounds like it's still going to be a while, yeah?

    With new snow coming, and opening this week, I presume that it's going to be a clusterfuck this weekend...


    Buchheister still anticipates an early-December opening for Big Red and says the resort has "a shot" at finishing the Gondola by the holidays.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    Buchheister still anticipates an early-December opening for Big Red and says the resort has "a shot" at finishing the Gondola by the holidays.


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    Dang, eh. Thanks for the info. Fingers crossed...

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    I'm sure this doesn't mean too much, but the WB website says Raven's Nest will open on December 15, so maybe that's an indication of when they hope to get the gondola running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.odd View Post
    who's got an estimate on lot 6 to excel on that route? I might actually consider it to get some exercise instead of standing around getting cold...and to see people get really pissed off when they realize they aren't first! haha
    About 50 mins ar brisk pace. 1 hr leisurely.

    Healthy snowline on groomers third of way up old Solar Coaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'm sure this doesn't mean too much, but the WB website says Raven's Nest will open on December 15, so maybe that's an indication of when they hope to get the gondola running.
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    More like when they expect Red to be running.

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    Strolled on Excalibur w no line at 930
    Lots of people on the few runs available
    Couple laps on Horstman glacier w good pow in sheltered areas, wind affected in others.
    Schmoo anywhere lower than the glacier

    Summer did some serious damage to the glaciers

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    Started out wet. Dried out and 15 to 20 new towards mid dayClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice day! Skinned for a couple of short pow laps in the alpine. The sun came out. Good times all around.

    Red chair was testing their diesel engine today and was turning with all the chairs on the line.

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