Blackcomb 4/20/12

22 Apr, 2012

After a couple days of much needed rest, I hit the highway north to Whistler. Whistler Blackcomb has had an amazing winter and it’s still in full force! I always try to come up for the Telus Festival because it’s always such a good time on the mountain, apres around town and at the parties every night.

This year coming up to Whistler was more about a vacation than anything else. Each day started late, I enjoyed lounging around and making my way to the mountain when I felt like it. I knew a couple groups of people on the mountain each day so meeting up was pretty easy.

I started the morning meeting up with Moselle, a friend who lives in Vancouver. She was getting her snowboard legs back under her so it was a good start to the morning. Whistler got 20cm’s of snow overnight so it was also a fresh snow day but chopped by the time we made it out.

For the afternoon, we met up with Michelle, Scott, Lisa and Billy at the top to make some laps. It was good to get in a group lap with them and really charge with Michelle. I met Michelle earlier this year at the Mission Ridge demos and it’s so rad to shred with a fellow female who charges.

Not so much spring conditions on the mountain but more like winter with the storm still settling around the top. It was a mix of sunshine to snowing throughout the day.

To end the day, Billy took me into the trees to find some leftover freshies and play on some funnel/banked walls. It was definitely a fun run with some new snow to enjoy.

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