“No friends on a powder day” is a popular saying in most big mountain towns, but is it really true? This opening weekend in Whistler I wanted to find out one way or another. Saturday, November 14th was going to be one of Whistler’s best and earliest opening days this decade, so I decided to pack my camera with me and float between groups of friends on the hill, and snap a few shots along the way. I was told many times, “don’t think were gonna stop and wait for you to set up” or “you better not slow us down”. And at the end of the day, walking back to my place, I was even heckled for just having my camera bag on my back. So, I guess it’s true, they’re really are no friends (or photographers) on powder days.