You can also read about my ski experiences from previous years.
|Cypress Mountain||Whistler - Blackcomb|
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|Ton skiing at Blackcomb (12-Feb-2000) - 15 second movie||Whistler live cams|
not sign up for
his 5th seasons pass for Cypress Mountain.
Although I will occasionally go there but the majority of the season
you can find me in Whistler. That's where it all happens this year with
the Gold Express card.
So the waiting is for the snow. Tonight Michel Oicle, Michelle and I went to the annual Warren Miller movie "Ride" (sponsored by Seagate, the company where I work) to kick of the start of the season, to get the spirit and get in the mood. During the three night the movie was shown, 1200 people each night enjoyed the movie.
Again, everybody is looking forward for another great ski season ...
Scene from the Warren Miller movie "Ride".
Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
|01) Sa 11-Nov-2000||First day of skiing during the new season. Ton went to Whistler to ski on Blackcomb Mountain with Brendon Joseph. We took a few pictures. We also spotted Ross Rabagliati in the alpine restaurant. He won the first snowboard Gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Nagano.|
|02) Tu 19-Dec-2000||Went to Cypress Mountain during the evening, which was crisp and clear. The temperature was around -5 degrees and the snow was good. Not crowdie at all. Michel Oicle and Brendon Joseph joint me.|
|03) Su 24-Dec-2000||Today Ton skied on Whistler Mountain during his 5 day stay in the Seagate chalet. There was clear skies, mild temperatures and excellent snow. A prefect day on the mountain.|
|04) Mo 25-Dec-2000||Skied Blackcomb Mountain with Michel Oicle. It snowed all day and parts of the mountain were covered in fog. It was tough to cruise through the thick pack of fresh snow. Some people love it, other don't (too much work for the upper legs).|
|05) We 27-Dec-2000||Ton went up Blackcomb again today. Although the lower parts of the mountain were covered in clouds during the start of the day, the upper levels were beautiful in the sunshine. What a perfect day! Fresh snow and superb skiing.|
|06) Su 14-Jan-2001||Ton went to Whistler to ski on Whistler Mountain (morning) and Blackcomb Mountain (afternoon) with Brendon Joseph. What a perfect day! A bit cloudy in the morning but a perfect blue sky in the afternoon. Temp: -5 degrees Celsius.|
|07) Sa 27-Jan-2001||Skiing at Cypress Mountain with Brendon Joseph, Hans de Haas, and David and Christine Hume. Click here for pictures.|
|08) Th 23-Feb-2001||Skiing at Cypress Mountain with Peter. The night was clear until clouds slowly entered the area.|
|09) Su 25-Feb-2001||First day of skiing with Peter in Whistler. The weather was just great. For more details and pictures click here for Peter's travel report.|
|10) Mo 26-Feb-2001||Second day of skiing with Peter in Whistler. The weather was just great. For more details and pictures click here for Peter's travel report.|
|11) Tu 27-Feb-2001||Third day of skiing with Peter in Whistler. The weather was just great. For more details and pictures click here for Peter's travel report.|
|12) Su 04-Mar-2001||Skiing on Grouse Mountain with Brendon Joseph in the afternoon. Perfect blue skies. And we have pictures. Ticket price: Can $ 34.24|
|13) Su 08-Apr-2001||First day of skiing with Hans de Haas and his Dutch guest Frits Fischer. The weather was just awesome. Clear skies and a perfect view of the coastal mountain range. We have a picture report.|
|14) Mo 09-Apr-2001||Second day of skiing with Hans de Haas and his Dutch guest Frits Fischer. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day with some snowfall, but the skiing was great. No pictures from today.|
|15) Tu 10-Apr-2001||Third day of skiing with Hans de Haas and his Dutch guest Frits Fischer. Besides a few clouds it was mostly sunny. We have a picture report.|
|16) Sa 14-Apr-2001||Great
weather (sunny day) during the international ski and snowboard festival.
Ton went to Whistler (Blackcomb) with Brendon Joseph. We left Vancouver
around 7 AM and arrived just before noon in Whistler. A terrible accident
caused a huge traffic jam just 10 km. south of Whistler. There were 3 cars
involved in a head on collision which killed 3 people and left 7 people
injured. We had to wait on the highway for about 2.5 hours for the
accident scene to be cleared. From www.mybc.com:
the Warren Miller team has to
say about Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada?
THE BEST IN THE WORLD (from Willi's TOP 10)
It's the best, because it simply has everything. There are extreme runs that are as steep and though as anywhere, huge powder bowls above the tree line and great powder glades in the trees. There are groomed runs that make the legs of the best skiers in the world burn. With 1600m vertical (over 5000ft) all fall line, if you are in shape and a good skier/rider you can easily rattle of 60.000+ vertical feet of freeriding in a day. By having the choice of skiing/riding on the glaciers in the high alpine and below the tree line, you will almost always find good conditions, because when it snows the visibility above the treeline is miserable, where in the trees it's usually just fine and when it's sunny usually it's the other way around. The variety of terrain and exposures that Blackcomb- and Whistler Mountains offer are totally unique. To top it off, there is also great helicopter skiing/riding which will take you where the lifts don't go. The icing on the cake is Whistler Village. Everything from five star hotels (Chateau Whistler, my personal favorite), to self contained condos to good B+B's within easy walking distance to the lifts and a variety of restaurants that are better than what's available in most major cities. One negative; due to the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the weather ever once in a while can be brutal. The positive; lots of snow (average base in winter over 300cm, appr. 10ft) and the season lasts from mid November to August.
Sa 29-Jan-2000: Ton on the peak of Whistler Mountain.
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