Blackcomb 4/22/09

23 Apr, 2009

I got my first taste of riding east coast conditions but on the west coast.  The riding at Blackcomb was super icy and could hear the scraping sounds the entire morning on any run.  Luckily for us it was the day to watch Day 2 of Grenade Games with the Dual Slalom Mogul course and get to see pros sideslipping the icy moguls. 

Read about the Grenade Games here


The weather was a mix of bluebird, overcast and then snow by the end of the day.
After watching the Grenade Games, we headed to the Peak to Peak gondola to take that to Whistler Mountain.  Peak to Peak is new this year and eliminates the hassle of getting between Whistler and Blackcomb mountain, making it a scenic ride across the valley.
Our group has a lot of fun in closed spaces


Making my mark at Whistler Mountain
The view was awesome along the journey.  
We took a couple laps on Whistler mountain where the snow conditions were better, less ice and more snow on the runs.   On the way back we were right in time to catch to get the Peak to Peak with the viewing window on the bottom of the gondola car.  

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