First snow of the season at Whistler
Mon 01 October 07
second dusting of snow in a week this weekend, with up to 30cm of snow falling in the alpine on Saturday night; the snowline making it all the way to the valley
First snow of the season at Whistler ©
A week after the end of summer, Mother Nature is switching gears to bring winter to the mountains in a major way. Whistler Blackcomb received its second dusting of snow in a week this weekend, with up to 30cm of snow falling in the alpine on Saturday night; the snowline making it all the way to the valley. Another 18cm of snow is expected in the next 24 hours with more forecast throughout the week.
“Waking up in the morning, peering out at snow on the mountains in September gets everyone really fired up for the coming season,” says Michelle Leroux, Public Relations & Communications Manger. “Now is when everyone starts to crave skiing and riding. Last year was so epic; memories of waist-deep power are definitely feeding the excitement for this coming season.”
Weather experts say winter 2007/2008 will likely be a La Niña year, which is good news for Whistler Blackcomb. Traditionally, La Niña calls for wetter and colder than normal weather in the Pacific Northwest during the fall and early winter.
On average Whistler Blackcomb receives 33.5 feet of snow a year. Last year Whistler Blackcomb received over 46 feet of snow. As always, to help Mother Nature’s snow mission, Whistler Blackcomb is currently moving all snow guns into place, ready to be fired up early next week.
Wed 10 October 07, XSCAPE Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The British Snowboard & Freeski Tour puts its foot down and heads to Milton Keynes SNO!zone on Saturday 13th October for some high-speed action during the Trespass British Indoor Snowboard/Skiercross Championships and slopestyle Jam
Thu 11 October 07, Arapahoe Basin, USA
It'll be a while before its fully open but the High Noon run is open along with a few toys in the terrain park that runs alongside it
Tue 16 October 07, Courchevel, France
Free Party in Coventry
Thu 18 October 07
Burton AM Tour launches into its third season. Europe's largest amateur freestyle snowboarding contest series will stop in 19 resorts in 15 countries
Thu 18 October 07, Berthoud Pass, USA
Avalanche Awareness Training coming to Denver
“Major riding for all styles and all levels, especially backcountry and amazing park and pipes.But take note: lift queues can be very long, especially at Easter and Christmas. Avoid major holidays if an option and Sundays are quieter than Saturdays, especially on Blackcomb. Great summer riding on Blackcomb Glacier.”