Season Starter: Whistler-Blackcomb Delivers Early Turns

On the day after Thanksgiving, it was raining in the village at Whistler and didn’t look all that promising.

But the village (at 2,200 feet) is one thing and the upper mountain is another.

At the top of the Whistler Gondola (6,000 feet), it was stormy and looked a lot like winter. Great coverage made for a fantastic early start to ski season during a trip to Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia.

The SkiZer hit it for two days over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while the other Americans watched football at the bar. It was stormy, pretty foggy at times, but hey, it was skiing in November. You gotta love that!

Days 1 & 2

  • Vertical: 30,000 feet
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Fitzsimmons Creek roars through the lower mountain at Whistler-Blackcomb
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Blue skies peeked out for a moment at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola.
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SkiZer gets some turns off the Crystal Ridge Express chairlift at Blackcomb.
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Skiers unload on the Big Red Express at Whistler.
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Fresh pow off the Jersey Cream lift at Blackcomb.
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Stormy weather shuts down the Peak to Peak Tram
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The Peak to Peak Tram takes 11 minutes and shuttles skiers between the two mountains.
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Skiers enjoy a rare view of blue skies from the Longhorn Bar at the base of Whistler.

 

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