2011 Closing Weekend at Whistler
May 12, 2011
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It seems almost criminal to close down a ski hill as good as Whistler with a 3.5m base. But that’s what happened on the last weekend of April of this epic La Nina season. While the Telus Festival attracted big crowds, drinking seemed a bigger attraction than the superb snow conditions. We skied long and hard, lapping Harmony and Symphony Bowls virtually all weekend, with occasional excursions to the Peak and even a top-to-bottom down a soft, bumpy and absolutely deserted Peak-to-Creek. Crowds? They were in the GLC and Tommy Africa’s, leaving us the almost unheard of luxury of skiing straight on to every lift. Now that’s an indulgent skiing weekend of the highest order!
Saturday 11900m, Sunday 7400m vert
63 days, 22 powder days, 536,800m vertical