i feel bad posting here like one of the masses alas, i am one of the masses albeit from the Island who wants to experience these awesome trails. dare i ask, is there a 'best' time to plan a few days to the area to ride outside the park? i imagine it's another month or more before these are even passable? lemme guess, the locals answer is sometime in October, haha.
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Last year it was early August before it opened. I haven't been skiing in that area at all this year but I believe snowpack was above average so it will depend how hot the spring is. I can't see it being before mid July at the earliest.
August would be safe bet, of course it all depends on what the weather does in the next couple months....snowpack is still ~3m +/- at 1800m, which is what sproatt alpine is, it was less at this time last year.
First half of September
later will be better for pretty much any high elevation trails this year as on average the provincial snow pack is about 170% of normal.
Early August is a pretty safe bet.
if anyone is around on Friday evening and interested in hearing Dan Raymond and I natter and banter about the process and years to come...
Speaker Series: The Story of Lord of the Squirrels & Whistler's Alpine MTB Trails
Trail builder Dan Raymond and WORCA Director of Planning Todd Hellinga join us to discuss Whistler's alpine trails and the building and long-awaited opening of Lord of the Squirrels.
May 18 at the Whistler Museum
Doors at 6:30 pm; Talk at 7 pm
Entry by donation, with all proceeds going to WORCA trail maintenance