|New Snow||9 cm||7 Day Snow||9 cm||Snowbase||48 cm|
|Alpine Temp||-5 °C||Valley Temp||+3 °C||Conditions||Dust on Crust|
Well it finally happened, we had some snow in Whistler !!
Not much, but its a start, and it continued to flurry during the day. I managed to upload just after the first lift from Creekside, looking for a powder fix. As to be expected, it was a case of ‘dust on crust’. Overall, it was great to have a fresh layer of snow around, firstly to make the runs a bit more enjoyable, but also to start filling in the mountains (there are some streams still showing that are normally fully covered by now). While it was far from ‘powder skiing’, what with the hard crust just beneath the surface, it was still a hella lot of fun !!
The lift lines were relatively small, and I never had to wait more than a minute or two. By about 11am the crowds started to form, and the runs became minefields of human ‘gates’. The lift lines were still small, as it seemed the majority of the people were beginners and were taking their time getting down the runs. However I had had enough of skiing the same runs over and over so I decided to head down and get some work done.
The forecast is calling for the freezing levels to stay fairly low, so lets hope some of this precipitation hangs around and drops some more of that white gold. Looks like Tuesday / Wednesday might deliver. After that there isn’t much to talk about except the temperatures should finally start staying in a region where we can safely say ‘Winter has arrived’. There are definitely some systems out over the Pacific, whether or not they hit us is another story.