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"Whistler Mountain is Opening Early"

Nov. 12, 2015, 3:24 p.m.
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Just got an email:

"Ski Season is Almost Here!

Your snow dances and Ullr sacrifices have paid off. Thanks to some great pre-season snow and prime temperatures for snowmaking Whistler Mountain is kicking off the 2015/16 season early, opening on Thursday, November 19. That's just 1 week away!"

Nov. 12, 2015, 3:26 p.m.
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Another email:

"The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. We're opening early! Whistler Mountain will open one week ahead of schedule on Thursday, November 19. The early opening has been made possible thanks to favourable early season conditions, including natural snowfall and prime temperatures for snowmaking.

With over 45cm (18in) to 75cm (29.5in) in the forecast at higher elevations over the next few days, things are shaping up for an incredible start to Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary season. Get the Details on Opening Day »"

Nov. 12, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
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Nov. 12, 2015, 6:38 p.m.
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Dont they say/do that every year?

Nov. 12, 2015, 8:56 p.m.
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last year a week early with no base….this year a week early with 50cm base as of this morning, and over 100cm cumulative……..with another 40+ expected tonight……yeah the freezing levels are potentially a vibe killer, buuuuuuuuut………

Nov. 12, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
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I dont care I have rock skis I want to go skiing!!!

Nov. 13, 2015, 7:15 a.m.
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I love going out on the first day just to watch all the noobs core shot their brand new skis and boards.

Nov. 13, 2015, 8:54 a.m.
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First Big White and now Whistler? Hooray! Global Warming is over everybody!

Ride, don't slide.

Nov. 13, 2015, 11:38 a.m.
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Eh, forecast FL looks iffy next week, at least the heavier snow is good for building a solid base. Looks like it may cool off and have good vis after the system moves out, might make for good inbounds touring conditions which is more fun than battling on the groomers.

Nov. 13, 2015, 12:48 p.m.
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Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

Nov. 16, 2015, 10:46 p.m.
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WOW, this is amazing news, I don't think Whistler has ever opened early before!

Nov. 18, 2015, 6:25 p.m.
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The schools will be empty tomorrow.

Nov. 18, 2015, 7:47 p.m.
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do not venture off piste . . . breakable raincrust ftw

Nov. 18, 2015, 10:43 p.m.
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do not venture off piste . . . breakable raincrust ftw

Breakable raincrust over a hardpack base (dirt [HTML_REMOVED] rock).

Nov. 19, 2015, 10:17 a.m.
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had a some silky turns down GS of all places this morning, even went back for a second lap….nice to do a few before work and get the legs going again!

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