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Whistler/Blackcomb Resort Photos

Whistler/Blackcomb Photos

Browse through our collection of photography from Whistler/Blackcomb to get acquainted with it before your ski trip or to relive great memories on the slopes at Whistler/Blackcomb.
Ryan Bougie—Ski Patroller. Ryan Bougie’s young, handsome (and mustached) face belies his tremendous experience in the mountains. Amongst a core group of committed backcountry skiers in Whistler, Bougie is known as the guy who takes on the most extended, immersive and by all accounts extremely difficult self-propelled escapes into North American wilderness.   The 30-year-old modern day explorer has recently returned to his patrolling post on Blackcomb after a winter-long hiatus last season: a five-and-a-half-month, 1500 km walking, skiing, pack-rafting and bushwhacking journey from Vancouver to Alaska.  Bougie’s commitment to the long-form format began when he left high school early to walk down the Pacific Crest trail from Canada to Mexico. Since then, he has cycled across Canada, made remote, committed ski-mountaineering first descents on Mount Foraker (Alaska's 4th highest peak), amongst yearly self-propelled pilgrimages through BC, Alaska and Arctic wilderness, culminating in his mega-transect of the BC coast range last year shared by two friends.  Guided by curiosity more than novelty, Bougie flies well under radar amongst the broader ski community. In fact, his personal achievements in wilderness often remain just that—unsung physical and mental journeys through massive and un-trafficked landscapes, inquisitions into the beauty of distant mountain ecosystems, bearing witness to remote industrial projects that most people never see. Perhaps most significantly, Bougie’s journeys are experiments-of-the-possible. - ©Jordan Manley

Ryan Bougie—Ski Patroller. Ryan Bougie’s young, handsome (and mustached) face belies his tremendous experience in the mountains. Amongst a core group of committed backcountry skiers in Whistler, Bougie is known as the guy who takes on the most extended, immersive and by all accounts extremely difficult self-propelled escapes into North American wilderness. The 30-year-old modern day explorer has recently returned to his patrolling post on Blackcomb after a winter-long hiatus last season: a five-and-a-half-month, 1500 km walking, skiing, pack-rafting and bushwhacking journey from Vancouver to Alaska. Bougie’s commitment to the long-form format began when he left high school early to walk down the Pacific Crest trail from Canada to Mexico. Since then, he has cycled across Canada, made remote, committed ski-mountaineering first descents on Mount Foraker (Alaska's 4th highest peak), amongst yearly self-propelled pilgrimages through BC, Alaska and Arctic wilderness, culminating in his mega-transect of the BC coast range last year shared by two friends. Guided by curiosity more than novelty, Bougie flies well under radar amongst the broader ski community. In fact, his personal achievements in wilderness often remain just that—unsung physical and mental journeys through massive and un-trafficked landscapes, inquisitions into the beauty of distant mountain ecosystems, bearing witness to remote industrial projects that most people never see. Perhaps most significantly, Bougie’s journeys are experiments-of-the-possible.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Ryan Bougie—Ski Patroller. Ryan Bougie’s young, handsome (and mustached) face belies his tremendous experience in the mountains. Amongst a core group of committed backcountry skiers in Whistler, Bougie is known as the guy who takes on the most extended, immersive and by all accounts extremely difficult self-propelled escapes into North American wilderness.   The 30-year-old modern day explorer has recently returned to his patrolling post on Blackcomb after a winter-long hiatus last season: a five-and-a-half-month, 1500 km walking, skiing, pack-rafting and bushwhacking journey from Vancouver to Alaska.  Bougie’s commitment to the long-form format began when he left high school early to walk down the Pacific Crest trail from Canada to Mexico. Since then, he has cycled across Canada, made remote, committed ski-mountaineering first descents on Mount Foraker (Alaska's 4th highest peak), amongst yearly self-propelled pilgrimages through BC, Alaska and Arctic wilderness, culminating in his mega-transect of the BC coast range last year shared by two friends.  Guided by curiosity more than novelty, Bougie flies well under radar amongst the broader ski community. In fact, his personal achievements in wilderness often remain just that—unsung physical and mental journeys through massive and un-trafficked landscapes, inquisitions into the beauty of distant mountain ecosystems, bearing witness to remote industrial projects that most people never see. Perhaps most significantly, Bougie’s journeys are experiments-of-the-possible. - ©Jordan Manley
Wayne Flann—Ski Patroller. Three years ago, the relatively stable coastal snowpack characteristic of British Columbia’s coast range developed some funky, dangerous layers. Wayne Flann, a 30-year veteran of Blackcomb’s ski patrol operation who lives with his nose in the snow began to blog with the goal of giving people the straight facts about what was happening in the snow. “My inspiration is to educate people and try to get out as much information as I can to the masses,” he says. Flann’s daily detailed weather, snowpack and snow safety observations have become a big success both in the Whistler valley and reaching people all over the globe. But there is more work to be done, he feels, lamenting that many people are still accessing Whistler’s backcountry unprepared and uninformed. Flann is currently drafting a Backcountry Responsibility Code, with plans to “do it as a pilot project, see how it goes and see how the science works and hopefully get it accepted throughout North America.” - ©Jordan Manley

Wayne Flann—Ski Patroller. Three years ago, the relatively stable coastal snowpack characteristic of British Columbia’s coast range developed some funky, dangerous layers. Wayne Flann, a 30-year veteran of Blackcomb’s ski patrol operation who lives with his nose in the snow began to blog with the goal of giving people the straight facts about what was happening in the snow. “My inspiration is to educate people and try to get out as much information as I can to the masses,” he says. Flann’s daily detailed weather, snowpack and snow safety observations have become a big success both in the Whistler valley and reaching people all over the globe. But there is more work to be done, he feels, lamenting that many people are still accessing Whistler’s backcountry unprepared and uninformed. Flann is currently drafting a Backcountry Responsibility Code, with plans to “do it as a pilot project, see how it goes and see how the science works and hopefully get it accepted throughout North America.”
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Wayne Flann—Ski Patroller. Three years ago, the relatively stable coastal snowpack characteristic of British Columbia’s coast range developed some funky, dangerous layers. Wayne Flann, a 30-year veteran of Blackcomb’s ski patrol operation who lives with his nose in the snow began to blog with the goal of giving people the straight facts about what was happening in the snow. “My inspiration is to educate people and try to get out as much information as I can to the masses,” he says. Flann’s daily detailed weather, snowpack and snow safety observations have become a big success both in the Whistler valley and reaching people all over the globe. But there is more work to be done, he feels, lamenting that many people are still accessing Whistler’s backcountry unprepared and uninformed. Flann is currently drafting a Backcountry Responsibility Code, with plans to “do it as a pilot project, see how it goes and see how the science works and hopefully get it accepted throughout North America.” - ©Jordan Manley
Dale & Rosemary Hotell—Mountain Hosts. When Dale Hotell retired from a 35-year teaching career in Vancouver’s lower mainland, he decided he wanted another career, this time on the mountain running Whistler Blackcomb’s Mountain Host program. A volunteer since 1985, Dale and his wife Rosemary lived in a trailer on weekends just to do it. “Hosting gets in your blood” says the 69 year old,

Dale & Rosemary Hotell—Mountain Hosts. When Dale Hotell retired from a 35-year teaching career in Vancouver’s lower mainland, he decided he wanted another career, this time on the mountain running Whistler Blackcomb’s Mountain Host program. A volunteer since 1985, Dale and his wife Rosemary lived in a trailer on weekends just to do it. “Hosting gets in your blood” says the 69 year old, "you don’t want to give it up.” For the Hotells, who have been married 48 years, you get the sense that it’s as much about their health as it is about fun. “It keeps us young and active,” says Rosemary. “It’s hard to find an old person here—old in years but not in their minds,” adds Dale. When asked how long they’ll keep it up on the mountain, Dale says as long as they let him. "My dream is to drop dead at about 90 on skis!” Rosemary chuckles in response: “That means I’m going to need to keep skiing, too.”
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Dale & Rosemary Hotell—Mountain Hosts. When Dale Hotell retired from a 35-year teaching career in Vancouver’s lower mainland, he decided he wanted another career, this time on the mountain running Whistler Blackcomb’s Mountain Host program. A volunteer since 1985, Dale and his wife Rosemary lived in a trailer on weekends just to do it. “Hosting gets in your blood” says the 69 year old,
Ed Gordon—Parking Lot Shuttle Driver. More than most, Ed has seen a lot of changes in Whistler. When he arrived in 1976, he thought he’d only stay for a few days. He liked the “Woodsy” feel of the place. While some of his early friends left Whistler over the years as the town modernized, grew and became a world stage tourism economy, Ed has always embraced the continual evolution that defines Whistler. It’s Whistler’s landscape that keeps him here, he says, “it still is a beautiful, natural place, like a park” where he still finds quiet when he choses to. - ©Jordan Manley

Ed Gordon—Parking Lot Shuttle Driver. More than most, Ed has seen a lot of changes in Whistler. When he arrived in 1976, he thought he’d only stay for a few days. He liked the “Woodsy” feel of the place. While some of his early friends left Whistler over the years as the town modernized, grew and became a world stage tourism economy, Ed has always embraced the continual evolution that defines Whistler. It’s Whistler’s landscape that keeps him here, he says, “it still is a beautiful, natural place, like a park” where he still finds quiet when he choses to.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Ed Gordon—Parking Lot Shuttle Driver. More than most, Ed has seen a lot of changes in Whistler. When he arrived in 1976, he thought he’d only stay for a few days. He liked the “Woodsy” feel of the place. While some of his early friends left Whistler over the years as the town modernized, grew and became a world stage tourism economy, Ed has always embraced the continual evolution that defines Whistler. It’s Whistler’s landscape that keeps him here, he says, “it still is a beautiful, natural place, like a park” where he still finds quiet when he choses to. - ©Jordan Manley
Tom Richards—Journeyman Millwright. Tom Richards’ day begins each morning at 4:30. By 6 a.m., he’s on the mountain. The same meteorological conditions that bring heavy snow and glorious storm skiing to Whistler make Tom’s job of inspecting, maintaining and repairing the lifts a difficult one. High winds, sideways snowfall, and temperatures cold or dynamic all make for a herculean task keeping the chairs moving up and down North America’s most expansive lift infrastructure.  - ©Jordan Manley

Tom Richards—Journeyman Millwright. Tom Richards’ day begins each morning at 4:30. By 6 a.m., he’s on the mountain. The same meteorological conditions that bring heavy snow and glorious storm skiing to Whistler make Tom’s job of inspecting, maintaining and repairing the lifts a difficult one. High winds, sideways snowfall, and temperatures cold or dynamic all make for a herculean task keeping the chairs moving up and down North America’s most expansive lift infrastructure.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Tom Richards—Journeyman Millwright. Tom Richards’ day begins each morning at 4:30. By 6 a.m., he’s on the mountain. The same meteorological conditions that bring heavy snow and glorious storm skiing to Whistler make Tom’s job of inspecting, maintaining and repairing the lifts a difficult one. High winds, sideways snowfall, and temperatures cold or dynamic all make for a herculean task keeping the chairs moving up and down North America’s most expansive lift infrastructure.  - ©Jordan Manley
Tom Richards—Journeyman Millwright. In the event of a lift malfunction of breakdown, Richards sees himself as a kind of technological or mechanical paramedic—working as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible in the elements to get things back up and running, get people back skiing. And of course “keeping people safe is a crucial part of our role,” he says. - ©Jordan Manley

Tom Richards—Journeyman Millwright. In the event of a lift malfunction of breakdown, Richards sees himself as a kind of technological or mechanical paramedic—working as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible in the elements to get things back up and running, get people back skiing. And of course “keeping people safe is a crucial part of our role,” he says.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Tom Richards—Journeyman Millwright. In the event of a lift malfunction of breakdown, Richards sees himself as a kind of technological or mechanical paramedic—working as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible in the elements to get things back up and running, get people back skiing. And of course “keeping people safe is a crucial part of our role,” he says. - ©Jordan Manley
Joe Barnes—Snowmaking. When Mother Nature drops the ball, Joe Barnes and the snowmaking team are the unsung heroes that perform magic with air, water and cold temperatures. Joe’s job is unique in the valley, he says, and it’s amazing to work at night (shifts last 12hrs), cruising up and down the mountain on the snowmobile maintaining the snow guns. When Joe isn’t working, he’s slashing the piles of snow he helped create the night before or out ski touring, putting in more than a hundred days a season on skis. - ©Jordan Manley

Joe Barnes—Snowmaking. When Mother Nature drops the ball, Joe Barnes and the snowmaking team are the unsung heroes that perform magic with air, water and cold temperatures. Joe’s job is unique in the valley, he says, and it’s amazing to work at night (shifts last 12hrs), cruising up and down the mountain on the snowmobile maintaining the snow guns. When Joe isn’t working, he’s slashing the piles of snow he helped create the night before or out ski touring, putting in more than a hundred days a season on skis.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Joe Barnes—Snowmaking. When Mother Nature drops the ball, Joe Barnes and the snowmaking team are the unsung heroes that perform magic with air, water and cold temperatures. Joe’s job is unique in the valley, he says, and it’s amazing to work at night (shifts last 12hrs), cruising up and down the mountain on the snowmobile maintaining the snow guns. When Joe isn’t working, he’s slashing the piles of snow he helped create the night before or out ski touring, putting in more than a hundred days a season on skis. - ©Jordan Manley
Felix Breault—Cook. Originally from Montreal, Felix migrated west in search of mountains and a different balance. “Life’s better over here,” he says. “I snowboard almost everyday, everyone is in a good mood and there are lots of foreign girls!

Felix Breault—Cook. Originally from Montreal, Felix migrated west in search of mountains and a different balance. “Life’s better over here,” he says. “I snowboard almost everyday, everyone is in a good mood and there are lots of foreign girls!"
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Felix Breault—Cook. Originally from Montreal, Felix migrated west in search of mountains and a different balance. “Life’s better over here,” he says. “I snowboard almost everyday, everyone is in a good mood and there are lots of foreign girls!
Rayne Brooksbank—Groomer. In 1976, when an 18-year-old Rayne Brooksbank went looking for a job and applied to be a cat operator, they asked her, “can you run farm equipment?” The Ontarion assured the supervisor she could drive a tractor and became Canada’s first female cat driver. Almost four decades later, she continues to love her job as lead hand and winch cat operator, and is one of 10 women on the grooming crew. She skis Sundays, and not surprisingly, she delights in skiing clean corduroy. - ©Jordan Manley

Rayne Brooksbank—Groomer. In 1976, when an 18-year-old Rayne Brooksbank went looking for a job and applied to be a cat operator, they asked her, “can you run farm equipment?” The Ontarion assured the supervisor she could drive a tractor and became Canada’s first female cat driver. Almost four decades later, she continues to love her job as lead hand and winch cat operator, and is one of 10 women on the grooming crew. She skis Sundays, and not surprisingly, she delights in skiing clean corduroy.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Rayne Brooksbank—Groomer. In 1976, when an 18-year-old Rayne Brooksbank went looking for a job and applied to be a cat operator, they asked her, “can you run farm equipment?” The Ontarion assured the supervisor she could drive a tractor and became Canada’s first female cat driver. Almost four decades later, she continues to love her job as lead hand and winch cat operator, and is one of 10 women on the grooming crew. She skis Sundays, and not surprisingly, she delights in skiing clean corduroy. - ©Jordan Manley
Vicky Melling—Lifty. Vicky is two weeks into the ski hill’s most visible job. Having come from Manchester, she’s planning on staying the year to work, ski and enjoy the nightlife. Vicky’s story is ubiquitous in Whistler. Many 20-somethings make the trip over from the UK or Australia, intend to work only a single season for Whistler Blackcomb, but fall in love with the lifestyle and end up staying for good… lifty turned lifer.   - ©Jordan Manley

Vicky Melling—Lifty. Vicky is two weeks into the ski hill’s most visible job. Having come from Manchester, she’s planning on staying the year to work, ski and enjoy the nightlife. Vicky’s story is ubiquitous in Whistler. Many 20-somethings make the trip over from the UK or Australia, intend to work only a single season for Whistler Blackcomb, but fall in love with the lifestyle and end up staying for good… lifty turned lifer.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Vicky Melling—Lifty. Vicky is two weeks into the ski hill’s most visible job. Having come from Manchester, she’s planning on staying the year to work, ski and enjoy the nightlife. Vicky’s story is ubiquitous in Whistler. Many 20-somethings make the trip over from the UK or Australia, intend to work only a single season for Whistler Blackcomb, but fall in love with the lifestyle and end up staying for good… lifty turned lifer.   - ©Jordan Manley
Jeff Caldicott—Heavy-Duty Mechanic, Fleet Maintenance. Jeff Caldicott and the Fleet Maintenance crew at Whistler Mountain are leading the North American ski industry. Their state-of-the-art cats groom the slopes at the cutting edge and are often involved in testing prototype cats and grooming equipment. The job is a constant learning curve, Jeff says, where they find themselves increasingly giving up the wrench for a computer fix. - ©Jordan Manley

Jeff Caldicott—Heavy-Duty Mechanic, Fleet Maintenance. Jeff Caldicott and the Fleet Maintenance crew at Whistler Mountain are leading the North American ski industry. Their state-of-the-art cats groom the slopes at the cutting edge and are often involved in testing prototype cats and grooming equipment. The job is a constant learning curve, Jeff says, where they find themselves increasingly giving up the wrench for a computer fix.
Copyright: Jordan Manley

Jeff Caldicott—Heavy-Duty Mechanic, Fleet Maintenance. Jeff Caldicott and the Fleet Maintenance crew at Whistler Mountain are leading the North American ski industry. Their state-of-the-art cats groom the slopes at the cutting edge and are often involved in testing prototype cats and grooming equipment. The job is a constant learning curve, Jeff says, where they find themselves increasingly giving up the wrench for a computer fix. - ©Jordan Manley
Great bluebird day. Symphony bowl was amazing! Peak express was open but tracked out. Tons of powder at harmony too. Lower elevations are dangerous and no visibility

Great bluebird day. Symphony bowl was amazing! Peak express was open but tracked out. Tons of powder at harmony too. Lower elevations are dangerous and no visibility

Great bluebird day. Symphony bowl was amazing! Peak express was open but tracked out. Tons of powder at harmony too. Lower elevations are dangerous and no visibility
greay day today. there's still a ton of powder in the trees especially.  alpine was excellent conditions soft snow and plenty of it. coming from the east coast this is 100 times better then anything your going to find out there. Not sure where people are from that are complaining. haha. I have no complaints but down below is definitely wet and spring like slush. If you stay up top there is no reason you would ever want to go to the bottom.

greay day today. there's still a ton of powder in the trees especially. alpine was excellent conditions soft snow and plenty of it. coming from the east coast this is 100 times better then anything your going to find out there. Not sure where people are from that are complaining. haha. I have no complaints but down below is definitely wet and spring like slush. If you stay up top there is no reason you would ever want to go to the bottom.

greay day today. there's still a ton of powder in the trees especially.  alpine was excellent conditions soft snow and plenty of it. coming from the east coast this is 100 times better then anything your going to find out there. Not sure where people are from that are complaining. haha. I have no complaints but down below is definitely wet and spring like slush. If you stay up top there is no reason you would ever want to go to the bottom.
Salomon Freeski TV Super Pillow! - ©Salomon Freeski TV

Salomon Freeski TV Super Pillow!
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Salomon Freeski TV Super Pillow! - ©Salomon Freeski TV
Nice up top. Plenty of nice powder still around. Pretty foggy and wet down below. All around not bad at all.

Nice up top. Plenty of nice powder still around. Pretty foggy and wet down below. All around not bad at all.

Nice up top. Plenty of nice powder still around. Pretty foggy and wet down below. All around not bad at all.
Waited about and hour at the first lift and then another 30 min at the second lift. Not enough lifts were open. Lines were way to long. Only got about 10 runs in before I called it a day.

Waited about and hour at the first lift and then another 30 min at the second lift. Not enough lifts were open. Lines were way to long. Only got about 10 runs in before I called it a day.

Waited about and hour at the first lift and then another 30 min at the second lift. Not enough lifts were open. Lines were way to long. Only got about 10 runs in before I called it a day.
63cm in 24 hours! lift lines were crazy but you can find fresh tracks all day if you seek them out. Alpine areas are closed due to high winds but should open by monday.

63cm in 24 hours! lift lines were crazy but you can find fresh tracks all day if you seek them out. Alpine areas are closed due to high winds but should open by monday.

63cm in 24 hours! lift lines were crazy but you can find fresh tracks all day if you seek them out. Alpine areas are closed due to high winds but should open by monday.
a ton of snow but on Blackcomb only like 5 lifts open. No alpine runs because of the high winds. literally took an hour and a half to ride up wizard then solar and take the first run. visibility is zero at times. other than that awesome.

a ton of snow but on Blackcomb only like 5 lifts open. No alpine runs because of the high winds. literally took an hour and a half to ride up wizard then solar and take the first run. visibility is zero at times. other than that awesome.

a ton of snow but on Blackcomb only like 5 lifts open. No alpine runs because of the high winds. literally took an hour and a half to ride up wizard then solar and take the first run. visibility is zero at times. other than that awesome.
Enchanted forest...lift lines are crazy today but too much snow!

Enchanted forest...lift lines are crazy today but too much snow!

Enchanted forest...lift lines are crazy today but too much snow!
big dump and awesome day ahead. here is a pic

big dump and awesome day ahead. here is a pic

big dump and awesome day ahead. here is a pic
that picture is from Thursday. still here and 19 inches overnight. Blackcomb glacier had so much powder yesterday, I cant imagine what today wil be life

that picture is from Thursday. still here and 19 inches overnight. Blackcomb glacier had so much powder yesterday, I cant imagine what today wil be life

that picture is from Thursday. still here and 19 inches overnight. Blackcomb glacier had so much powder yesterday, I cant imagine what today wil be life
Sweet up top, icy below the mid station. Stay high for fun in the tree lines

Sweet up top, icy below the mid station. Stay high for fun in the tree lines

Sweet up top, icy below the mid station. Stay high for fun in the tree lines
It's not near as bad as most people are saying.  Had great snow all day and its still snowing.

It's not near as bad as most people are saying. Had great snow all day and its still snowing.

It's not near as bad as most people are saying.  Had great snow all day and its still snowing.
Back and to the left. - ©Scott Brammer

Back and to the left.
Copyright: Scott Brammer

Back and to the left. - ©Scott Brammer
Sharing the slopes with skis and boards alike. - ©Scott Brammer

Sharing the slopes with skis and boards alike.
Copyright: Scott Brammer

Sharing the slopes with skis and boards alike. - ©Scott Brammer
Not sure what all the hate is about. There is more terrain, trails and grooming open than anywhere else on the planet. Everyone seems to be having a blast and the sun is shining. It is Winter and no one can predict or create weather, so lighten up, stop your whining, grab your equipment and get up here and start Livin the Dream!!!

Not sure what all the hate is about. There is more terrain, trails and grooming open than anywhere else on the planet. Everyone seems to be having a blast and the sun is shining. It is Winter and no one can predict or create weather, so lighten up, stop your whining, grab your equipment and get up here and start Livin the Dream!!!

Not sure what all the hate is about. There is more terrain, trails and grooming open than anywhere else on the planet. Everyone seems to be having a blast and the sun is shining. It is Winter and no one can predict or create weather, so lighten up, stop your whining, grab your equipment and get up here and start Livin the Dream!!!
First time to Whistler - heard its the worst conditions in 10 years.

First time to Whistler - heard its the worst conditions in 10 years.

First time to Whistler - heard its the worst conditions in 10 years.
Skied here for along time and today was the worst I've seen it for this time of the year since 05/06. I believe the freezing level rose to 1800 meters yesterday then went down to the valley so it's pretty ice'y and hard packed below 1800 meters but above that (top of Glacier express, top of 7th heaven and t-bar area on Blackcomb) it wasn't to bad. How ever there is a major lack of snow and runs look covered and tempting but after you tag your board or skies by rocks that are just barley covered a few times you will realize there not. This is a picture I took today looking down at the top of the Glacier Express on Blackcomb. Stay high on the mountain and cruise the groomers or hike for the pow that's up there.

Skied here for along time and today was the worst I've seen it for this time of the year since 05/06. I believe the freezing level rose to 1800 meters yesterday then went down to the valley so it's pretty ice'y and hard packed below 1800 meters but above that (top of Glacier express, top of 7th heaven and t-bar area on Blackcomb) it wasn't to bad. How ever there is a major lack of snow and runs look covered and tempting but after you tag your board or skies by rocks that are just barley covered a few times you will realize there not. This is a picture I took today looking down at the top of the Glacier Express on Blackcomb. Stay high on the mountain and cruise the groomers or hike for the pow that's up there.

Skied here for along time and today was the worst I've seen it for this time of the year since 05/06. I believe the freezing level rose to 1800 meters yesterday then went down to the valley so it's pretty ice'y and hard packed below 1800 meters but above that (top of Glacier express, top of 7th heaven and t-bar area on Blackcomb) it wasn't to bad. How ever there is a major lack of snow and runs look covered and tempting but after you tag your board or skies by rocks that are just barley covered a few times you will realize there not. This is a picture I took today looking down at the top of the Glacier Express on Blackcomb. Stay high on the mountain and cruise the groomers or hike for the pow that's up there.
If anyone is saying its horrible, they didn't go up any higher than one lift. Here's the deal... I flew in from Chicago, and was bummed this morning... It was POURING at the base, and pretty warm. I waited until glacier express opened around 11:30am, and headed up the mountain. About a quarter of the way up the rain turned to snow and there was even sun and blue skies at the summit towards the end of the day. Most trails are decent packed powder, some ice and some rocks/bare patches, but there is lots of powder and great bumps to be found. Could be better, but the amount of terrain that is open makes up for it. Symphony and Harmony look like they have tons of potential tomorrow. This pic was taken around 2pm today (12/27). Stop complaining and start looking.

If anyone is saying its horrible, they didn't go up any higher than one lift. Here's the deal... I flew in from Chicago, and was bummed this morning... It was POURING at the base, and pretty warm. I waited until glacier express opened around 11:30am, and headed up the mountain. About a quarter of the way up the rain turned to snow and there was even sun and blue skies at the summit towards the end of the day. Most trails are decent packed powder, some ice and some rocks/bare patches, but there is lots of powder and great bumps to be found. Could be better, but the amount of terrain that is open makes up for it. Symphony and Harmony look like they have tons of potential tomorrow. This pic was taken around 2pm today (12/27). Stop complaining and start looking.

If anyone is saying its horrible, they didn't go up any higher than one lift. Here's the deal... I flew in from Chicago, and was bummed this morning... It was POURING at the base, and pretty warm. I waited until glacier express opened around 11:30am, and headed up the mountain. About a quarter of the way up the rain turned to snow and there was even sun and blue skies at the summit towards the end of the day. Most trails are decent packed powder, some ice and some rocks/bare patches, but there is lots of powder and great bumps to be found. Could be better, but the amount of terrain that is open makes up for it. Symphony and Harmony look like they have tons of potential tomorrow. This pic was taken around 2pm today (12/27). Stop complaining and start looking.
Once you get above the clouds and up to the end of the gondola, it was actually very pleasant. The sun peaked out at 12 and made it good fun. Don't waste your time at the base, the peak should be open tomorrow apparently.

Once you get above the clouds and up to the end of the gondola, it was actually very pleasant. The sun peaked out at 12 and made it good fun. Don't waste your time at the base, the peak should be open tomorrow apparently.

Once you get above the clouds and up to the end of the gondola, it was actually very pleasant. The sun peaked out at 12 and made it good fun. Don't waste your time at the base, the peak should be open tomorrow apparently.
Coming here for 8 years...it's wet and ugly... Wish we had gone elsewhere... Lots of people and little mountain open.

Coming here for 8 years...it's wet and ugly... Wish we had gone elsewhere... Lots of people and little mountain open.

Coming here for 8 years...it's wet and ugly... Wish we had gone elsewhere... Lots of people and little mountain open.
Currently snowing and blowing hard, raining at base

Currently snowing and blowing hard, raining at base

Currently snowing and blowing hard, raining at base
Few snow!!!

Few snow!!!

Few snow!!!
up top this morning. good runs early

up top this morning. good runs early

up top this morning. good runs early
Today was great. Started off raining at the bottom, but was snowing heavy at the top. When the snow settled, the sun was out and the powder was amazing.

Today was great. Started off raining at the bottom, but was snowing heavy at the top. When the snow settled, the sun was out and the powder was amazing.

Today was great. Started off raining at the bottom, but was snowing heavy at the top. When the snow settled, the sun was out and the powder was amazing.
It's pretty good

It's pretty good

It's pretty good

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Sep 27

42°F

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