Whistler Coldsmoke Backcountry Skiing


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Skiing the backcountry outside of Whistler for the opening weekend delivered the goods. I think the photos speak for themselves, so I’ll let them.

Zach takes a turn...



Into the white room (yes, there is a person in there).



Two weekends of blower bluebird pow and backcountry skiing, is this really the PNW?

Comments

10 Responses to “Whistler Coldsmoke Backcountry Skiing”

  1. jota November 22nd, 2010 10:34 am

    meah… doesn’t look that deep.. that snowboarder is just falling over..

  2. Mark W November 22nd, 2010 12:29 pm

    Drool. That’s all I’ve got. Nice conditions Louie.

  3. Sky November 22nd, 2010 12:40 pm

    Looks like there’s more on tap later this week!

  4. andrew C November 22nd, 2010 1:24 pm

    If it’s Whistler, no, it’s not really the PNW. It’s the PSW. You’re in Canada, eh?… :D Looks schweeet. We are getting hit here in the interior as well. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

  5. Mike Traslin November 22nd, 2010 2:18 pm

    Good one!

    Had some similar results on the Blackcomb side…..If it made things easier at the boarder I would not have any issues with calling Washington a province….or BC a state PSWNW….. :?: :mrgreen:

  6. Geoff Thomas November 22nd, 2010 4:38 pm

    It looks so cool!! Great shot.. thanks :D

  7. patb November 23rd, 2010 1:12 am

    Blizzard in Seattle! I think Snoqualmie will even have powder in the next few days! Hope to make it up to Baker soon though!

  8. Matt November 27th, 2010 12:25 pm

    Those are some beautiful shots Louie! We got a good dumping of snow in the past two days and I’m just getting ready to go up for a post breakfast shred. Zach is in that powder deep!

  9. Zachary Winters September 26th, 2011 12:40 pm

    Haha it’s pretty fun to dig through old trip reports in search of some pre-season stoke and realize, “Hey, I know that guy…that’s me!” I had no idea those photos went up till just now, a year later. Haha great shots Louie, I remember those turns like they were right now… mother winter is on it’s way boys!!!

  10. Lou September 26th, 2011 1:12 pm

    Hi Zach, glad you found those! Enjoy! You guys have a terrific and safe season up there! Lou

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