Possibly the best Whistler snow we have ever had. That's the way we felt at
the end of our 7 day stay in Whistler last week.
Light, fluffy and almost 6 feet (177 cm) of it fell while we were
there. Each morning as we headed into the elevator of our ski-in
ski-out condo on Blackcomb Mountain we would check the overnight snow
report with big smiles on our faces. It just kept piling up day
If there is one thing you can typically count on at Whistler, it's lots of Whistler snowAnd best of all you didn't have to go looking for the powder in the trees or in the top bowls of the mountains. It was right there at mid-mountain on the green and blue runs.
Our boys with their
cousin in the fresh, deep powder snow on Blackcomb Mountain...
and this is a green run that had been groomed the night before!
Even the buildings were getting buried. Here's a look at the Raven's Nest Restaurant, which is located about 1/3 of the way up Whistler Mountain at the top of the Creekside Gondola, with snow piled up to the roof.
Now that's a lot of snow.
But it wasn't until I came across the two photos you'll see below (before and after type photos if you will) that I took at different times of the ski season this year, that the sheer volume of snow that fell this past week really hit me.
Ever since our youngest boy Thomas started skiing a few years ago (when he was 3), one of his favourite runs has been "Pig Alley" on Whistler Mountain.
THE BEFORE PICTURE:
Here's Thomas (in the
yellow) with his big brother
visiting Pig Alley on Whistler Mountain and waiving "up" to his pigs in mid-December
The two white lines
represent the gondolas on the respective mountains.
Pig Alley is located near the top of the Whistler Gondola, about 3/4 of the way up the mountain
THE AFTER PICTURE:
After 6 feet of Whistler snow in a week
Thomas' pigs are almost buried!
Will you be so lucky when it comes to Whistler snow quantity when
you visit Whistler? Maybe not, but even with the snow levels where they
were in that mid-December photo, all of the runs on Whistler Blackcomb
were open and the skiing was great.