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March 2014

Part 5 - Whistler

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View of a misty and snowy Whistler from the hotel room...

 


Ascending Harmony...


 


It had been blowing a gale and snowing on Harmony ridge all day and then at about 2:15 after nearly everyone had gone it suddenly cleared in a just minute or so. You don't get too many days at WB where you have your choice of lines for repeated runs, so it was super-welcome.

Looking back up at Robertson's, which was particularly good that afternoon, it had been a long time since I'd last had this steep section in untracked fresh...


 


Sun Bowl... I was the second person down it after the weather lifted...


 

Apres time, Miche and a strawberry margarita in the Longhorn...

 




Chair with a view... on the Symphony lift and looking across to Flute and its bowls...






Mmmm... Flute bowls...


 

A photo stop is always a good excuse for a breather after a hike up...

 


Looking back up at my lines on the shoulder of Flute's first bowl...


 

Enjoying the view of the run-out above the entrance to the tree section...


 

The tree section was deep and steep in places and totally lovely...


 


Miche and Burt Reynolds in the Amsterdam Bar. As Miche's ear infection meant she couldn't ski, she focused on the apres...





Bottoms up...




Chin, chin...


 


Inukshuk at the top of Seventh Heaven...


 


Looking back up at Couloir Extreme - it loses its impact from a distance, it was pretty scoured and not as much fun as it can be when it's loaded, but always worth a go to make sure you're awake...


 


The hike up to Spanky's was particularly slippy in snowboard boots, so the entrance was a welcome sight...

 

View from the top of Spanky's...



 


Looking back up at Ruby Bowl on the right...


 



Miche and a Great Canadian Caesar...


 


Whistler Olympic Park at Mount Callaghan



Miche and the countdown clock for the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang...



 

Ski Jumps being prepared...


 


 

 

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