Powder day on Whistler

Powder day. If we had thought the snow fall earlier in the week was heavy, we were in for a real education Friday.

Overnight, nearly a foot of fresh powder had accumulated on the slopes. And it was still coming down thick, heavy, but fast. The resort shut down the Peak to Peak gondola, along with all thee other chair lifts above the tree line, given the gusts of up to 50km/hr.

No matter. We wouldn’t have ventured too high anyway for visibility sucked. And there were plenty of runs mid-mountain.

It was fascinating, having to adapt over five days the different ski conditions – hard packed snow – crunchy and icy – on the first day, and now ankle-deep powder on the main runs. Definitely a lot of adjustment was needed. Technique took priority over speed.

At 3pm, we reluctantly headed back to the resort and called it a day. Time to head back down the mountain.

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Sunset along the Sea to Sky highway

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