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Whistler Opening Day Report & Video
Its Official, Whistler is now open for the 2013-14 winter season.
Excitement has been in the air the last week with rumours that Whistler would be opening, and on Saturday Nov 16th the mountain opened its slopes an astonishing thirteen days before the official November 28th opening date. Eager skiers and snowboarders set up camp at both the Whistler Village and the Creekside Gondolas to try their luck at catching the first ride to the top. With others joining the queue throughout the early hours of the morning, people stood in line with high spirits, sharing opening day stories and celebratory drinks. One keen bunch of riders went as far as setting up camp in the middle of the line cooking pancakes, bacon and eggs to get ready for their first day.
Of course all the Pro Ride coaches and some of last year’s campers were there to get their opening days lines in with a great first days shredding on the hill. Conditions are good, especially for this time of year. We had fresh snow fall the previous night providing a nice fresh layer of powder and a perfect bluebird day to follow, big smiles could be found on everyones faces. Seany P who came to camp last year put together a short edit of the day.
An increasing number of lifts and runs will be opening up on Whistler Mountain within the next few weeks as the snowfall increases and the temperatures continue to drop. Blackcomb Mountain and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is still scheduled to open on November 28th, American Thanksgiving Weekend just in time for the first week of Pro Ride campers starting on December 7th.
We are looking forward to meeting all the new crew.