People in Whistler have a lot to be thankful for today as snow blanketed the skies for the last week straight. Whistler received over ten feet of snow in the last few weeks, and this day was apparently the best since 1994!
Today I went up with Jacqui Berg (our adopted Canadian), Spencer O’Brien, Marie France Roy, Natasza Zurek, Priscilla Levac, Brendan Keenan and Whistler filmer, Taylor from Art Barn Films. Other Whistler loc-dawgs seen included Wes Makepeace, Anthony from Whiteout Films, Mark Sollars, Rusty Okenden, Gaetan Chanut, Salomon’s Emanuel Krebs, David Melancon, Oli Gagnon, and many others.
We woke up at 6:00 am in the morning, eager to catch some of the first tracks! It was still dark as we rolled up, and coffees were calling our names! The line progressively got bigger and bigger, and hoots and hollers were heard everywhere. The vibe was amazing, and that’s one of the reasons why I love to make Whistler my home base!
Since we were near the front of the line, we got freshies our first few runs. Then as Jerseys Cream chair lift broke down (totally felt sorry for the poor people stranded in the air), we headed to the main park lift called Solar Coaster. There’s a kiddy park in the middle of the trees with a huge real life castle. Usually people who are in search of the pow, wouldn’t really expect to find a stash there, but it stays good until the end of the day. So we had a fifteen-person crew at some points in the day, and did the same run over and over. It was amaaaazing! We even had a front flip off, and Jacqui Berg was the winner. She didn’t land anything, but she looked the best in the air, and really gave er’. Props go to the random boys who threw half-rodeo flips off the cat track. So sick! All in all it was hands down the best day I’ve ever had for opening anywhere. It easily felt like it was mid-Feb. Oh by the way, don’t come to Whistler … it’s totally tracked … ha!