The ups and downs of snowboarding in Whistler

December 12, 2014

Last year was NOT a good snow year. It was not a good snow year in that all the local mountains (Whistler included) really didn’t get the typical amount of snow they usually get AND the very few times we did actually make it up, it was basically like boarding on a sheet of ice. Not fun at the best of times and especially hard to swallow at $100+ bucks a day per person. Ugh.

Despite last year’s disappointment, we decided to approach this upcoming ski season with renewed optimism. So much so that we booked an early season getaway with some good friends of ours, some 5 day Edge cards and hoped for the best. The Pineapple Express that blew through the Lower Mainland this past week didn’t do much for our confidence but just last night the snow gods took heed of our prayers and dumped 24 fresh cms of powder onto the mountains. Bliss!

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a good snowboarder at all, in fact I am barely an intermediate, but I do appreciate great powder even if its damn hard to turn in. And don’t even get me started about having to get up when you are knee deep in it. #firstworldproblems

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This isn’t actually me, but may as well be as this is how I spent most of the day 🙂

Despite the falls and the crowds it was a GREAT day. A great day with good friends and family. A great day with NO calls from the ski school to come and get one of the kids early and a great day finding amazing powder in some roped off areas (shhhhh – don’t tell).  A great day with many many deep belly laughs at eachothers expense as one or many of us went full “yard sale” every minute or so.

Tomorrow morning when the pain sets in from the 20+ falls I might be singing a different tune but for now i’ll bask in the amazing afterglow that only comes after a great day on the slopes.

 

Smiling through the pain!

Smiling through the pain!

 

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