With a 6.30am roll-call for our eager campers last sunday, we were first in queue for Whistler's famous First Tracks Experience. The lure of watching the sun rise over on top of Whistler, a buffet breakfast and VIP fresh tracks across the hill had our group more stoked than usual - if that's even possible.
By 7.30am we were out of the gondola and feasting on plates of bacon, sausages, eggs, potatoes, french toast, fruit, granola, and muffins. Most of us enjoyed second plates, honestly you'd think we'd never seen food before such was our delight, the fruit loops in particular being a huge hit.
We barely had time for a cup of tea by the time the bells were ringing and it was time to strap in. It was super exciting to hear the patrollers set the bombs off up in the higher Alpine, and we knew it was going to be a good day. A storm had closed off much of the higher elevated runs over the previous days, so anticipation was high that today was going to be the powder day we'd all been waiting for!