Open Day announced for 2017/2018 season

Whistler Blackcomb, operating it's first full season as part of Vail Resorts, announced an early opening for Friday, November 17th.  There was much speculation on whether or not Vail would open early regardless of snow conditions.  Needless to say, everyone is stoked on the announcement.  46cm of snow in the last two days and another 50cm expected by Friday.

Day 104 - Spring never sprung

Last day of Whistler Blackcomb winter operations and last day for Whistler mountain to offer skiing and snowboarding.  Believe it or not, there was 10cm of nice fresh snow overnight.  It was also the last day of Whistler Kids.  Snowboarding was quite busy with 15 kids and 2 Lil Rippers.  I was assigned to level fours and only had one kid.  The day was easy but the day was long and only because the last thing I wanted to do was to snowboard.  The snow was okay first thing in the morning but it didn't take long to get quite sticky.  Once you hit Chic Pea it was definitely spring-like conditions and got slushier the lower you went down.  Weather was also all over the board with lots of fog, icy rain/snow and some sun.  Now it's time for the snow to melt so the crew can get the bike park opened.  Bring on summer!