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Early Season Pow Lines on Blackcomb
WHISTLER, BC, October 7, 2011– Pro Skier Callum Pettit, pro snowboarder Mercedes Nicoll and the “Godfather” of freeskiing Mike Douglas, skied and rode on Blackcomb Glacier yesterday enjoying some very early season powder turns. “Being able to ski this early in the season is unbelievable” said Callum Pettit “I can’t wait for Whistler Blackcomb to open.” The three athletes were joined by videographer Jeff Thomas and legendary ski photographer Paul Morrison, who were able to capture some footage of the incredible conditions. https://www.vimeo.com/30196505 La Nina, the weather system to thank for this early blast of snow, brought 1,567cm (617 inches) of snow last year, which was the second snowiest season in Whistler Blackcomb’s recorded history. Meteorologists are calling for another La Nina weather pattern this winter. La Niña – What is it?
- The La Niña weather pattern typically means cooler than normal temperatures and consistent heavy precipitation during the winter months.
What does this mean for Whistler Blackcomb skiers and riders?
- Incredible snow conditions and plenty of powder filled days on the mountains.
- Last season, also a La Nina winter, brought 1,567cm (617 inches) of snow.
- La Niña accounted for the highest total snowfall ever in a single season: 1,693cm (667 inches) of snow in 1998/1999.