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Whistler Conditions 2011/2012

Dec. 18, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
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some fun around the past few days (well fun compared to what we have been getting)
spankys is loads of fun right now. features everywhere that are normally covered which is making for some fun lines. also some sketchy moments.

take it easy thru the bowls as there are undroppable cliffs where there is normally easy access..

Dec. 18, 2011, 3:32 p.m.
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schralped hard today on peak, lots of laps, definitely challenging conditions with moments of terror and glory, even got some face shots…good to shred with friends in the sun

Dec. 24, 2011, 11:05 p.m.
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Symphony was the place to be yesterday. Decent coverage, with a few rocks here [HTML_REMOVED] there. Tricky off the groomers, with a few cm of powdery snow over ice/hardpacked. W/B needs a lot more snow. Some spots it's impossible to go into the trees. Looks like some white stuff blowing in this week.

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Dec. 25, 2011, 3:28 p.m.
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Snow for Christmas, all day long. Boxing day should be sweet!!

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

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Dec. 25, 2011, 3:49 p.m.
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Did a little tour out to boundary bowl. Its a good start!

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Dec. 25, 2011, 5:15 p.m.
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Symphony was the place to be yesterday. Decent coverage, with a few rocks here [HTML_REMOVED] there. Tricky off the groomers, with a few cm of powdery snow over ice/hardpacked. W/B needs a lot more snow. Some spots it's impossible to go into the trees. Looks like some white stuff blowing in this week.

Really? I rode 7th heaven all yesterday and it was wicked. Knee deep in some sections in the trees. Was definitely the funnest day I've had on the hill so far. Tomorrow is going to be awesome with all the alpine/harmony/symphony having been closed today.

Dec. 26, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
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Aaaand today has surpassed my previous funnest day haha. Just freakin amazing.

Dec. 29, 2011, 9:04 p.m.
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Was fun up there today.

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Opened Harmony, Peak, and Symphony today. Way deeper and lighter than the 16cm on the snow report.

Was snowing in the village when I left today

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 31, 2011, 6:49 a.m.
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some epic laps on the peak yesterday, the cirque had the sketchiest entrance i have ever seen it with and west cirque had the easiest entrance i have ever seen it with but fresh tracks on both was awesome.

Jan. 1, 2012, 8:42 a.m.
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Duffey Delivered

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Jan. 4, 2012, 11:03 a.m.
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Can someone please explain the Whistler snow/weather report to me? Based on looking at the trail map, the village seems to be at about 700m and the peak is at about 2200m, so when it says the freezing level is at 1500m, does that mean that all elevations above this point will receive snow and all below will receive rain? Or does it just mean that the snow below 1500m will be wetter and maybe turning completely to rain by the time it hits the village? I don't know anything about weather, but I would assume that snow doesn't automatically turn to rain at the exact elevation that the temperature falls below zero.

Jan. 4, 2012, 12:21 p.m.
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That is about right. 1500m is where the temperature is at 0C. The snow level may go below that level but probably not much below. I would guess that it will rain at the bottom of Red and will be raining at the bottom of Garbanzo. And snow that falls at close to freezing temps can be heavy sticky shiite. Leg breaker stuff if you hit a lump wrong.

Sometimes snow falls heavy then the air temp drops and dries the snow. Tomorrow may be pretty good then.

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Jan. 4, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
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That is about right. 1500m is where the temperature is at 0C. The snow level may go below that level but probably not much below. I would guess that it will rain at the bottom of Red and will be raining at the bottom of Garbanzo. And snow that falls at close to freezing temps can be heavy sticky shiite. Leg breaker stuff if you hit a lump wrong.

Sometimes snow falls heavy then the air temp drops and dries the snow. Tomorrow may be pretty good then.

Makes sense. Thanks!

Jan. 4, 2012, 3:26 p.m.
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Was the Alpine open today? Forgot to check the live lift status

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Jan. 4, 2012, 3:34 p.m.
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Was the Alpine open today? Forgot to check the live lift status

not even close….jersey and solar didn't even

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