Coronavirus seems to have gotten the better of Whistler Blackcomb this past week. The resort and surrounding town opted to shut after another large spike in COVID-19 cases. British Columbia identified 2,518 new infections over last week alone, specifically a concerning cluster of the P1 Brazilian variant has been found. This variant causes concern due to the possibility of it being more resistant to other COVID antibodies.
Whistler Blackcomb will stay closed until at least April 19. Whistler's provincial health officer also ordered that group fitness classes be cancelled and put a temporary ban on indoor dining. These restrictions will put a large strain on the Whistler community both for businesses and the resort, however the town hopes that the reduced gathering in indoor spaces will therefore limit the spread of the virus.
The accident occurred on the Knik Glacier. Wikimedia commons photo. On Saturday, a helicopter headed for a heli-skiing excursion crashed in the Alaskan backcountry. Five of the six people on board passed away, and the lone survivor of the accident is currently in serious but stable condition at a hospital in Anchorage. The flight was chartered by Todrilllo Mountain Lodge (TML), and the five passengers consisted of three guests and two guides from the lodge. Saturday evening, Alaska State
This spring, Snow King will begin disassembling the iconic lift for its new eight-person gondola. Katie Lozancich photo. Sunday, March 28th marked the end of an era for Snow King’s iconic Summit Lift. For the last time this weekend, the black two-seater whisked skiers, snowboarders, and bystanders to the top of the hill. This summer the iconic lift is being replaced by an eight-person gondola, which will be running by next winter. In many ways, it was the little lift that could,
Red Bull Raid is the only freeride event in the United States that blends uphill ski mastery with big-mountain shredding. Red Bull Content Pool Photo. In the last few years, we’ve seen the idea of “FreeMo” gain traction in the snowsports community. Essentially it’s a blend of ski mountaineering and freeride shredding that’s become more and more fun thanks to advancements in our gear. This year especially, ski and splitboarding touring setups sold faster than PS5s, and with web series