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Snow down to the village this week.

Vail have said no early opening though, ending a WB tradition of always opening early; even if it was only one day early last year.

Lets see what other changes Vail (no in full control) brings, as they left the management mainly doing the WB thing last season.
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It's about profitability now.
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Toadman wrote:
It's about profitability now.

It's always been about that actually. I don't think that's a bad thing, as if I didn't make a profit then I couldn't afford to ride there anyway.
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philwig wrote:
Toadman wrote:
It's about profitability now.

It's always been about that actually. I don't think that's a bad thing, as if I didn't make a profit then I couldn't afford to ride there anyway.


Yes, very true. Should have said it is about maximizing gross profit margins. Still, good snow trumps all!
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Staff all have fingers crossed that the "relaxed" employment style that WB had, continues. Not much real hope. It was still all WB systems & processes last year.

However loads of jobs available. Seems the Oz visa change and the lack of decent affordable housing is putting people off going out there, choosing other resorts. They have had housing issues for years and done nothing about it; but now with Facebook etc shouting it loud and clear to everyone they may rue the day they just sat on their hands. Headline of 1000 extra employee beds coming in the next 5 years is too little too late. They could treble that and still many many people would be in shared rooms with no privacy, sleep or security. Go Vail.

Going to give them a chance but probably last trip there this season. The happy staff have always been a big bonus. Fingers crossed.
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Yes, very true. Should have said it is about maximizing gross profit margins.


This year will be about £300 cheaper to ski (epic pass vs last years wb season pass). They could have easily kept the old pass and just gave epic pass holders 7/10/14 free days at whistler. I'm not saying Vail are perfect, but that's a pretty big saving for wb skiers, besides the options to ski other resorts on the epic pass.

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lack of decent affordable housing


Yes its a problem. But is it really much worse than comparable ski resorts? Right now there are rooms in nice shared houses outside the village going for £675 per month - similar to jackson hole accom and cheaper than a similar place in London would cost.
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Looks like some serious weather is heading in for the forthcoming week: It'll be interesting to hear from the folks on the ground whether the eventuality matches the expectation.
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Bring it on, 9 weeks until we fly. Not that I'm excited or anything.
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Acacia wrote:
Looks like some serious weather is heading in for the forthcoming week: It'll be interesting to hear from the folks on the ground whether the eventuality matches the expectation.


Depends on what those expectations are, and what the definition of "serious' weather is...

But there's definitely consensus amongst the models that some unsettled weather is coming late this weekend for the BC Coastal Range. Could be up to 50CM of snow at higher elevations from Sunday into Tuesday. That should be followed up by another series of storms into next weekend with another 30cm-50cm of potential snow fall. Still just a bit too far out to see how it all goes. But if you don't take things too seriously and you don't have your expectations set too high, then you could be pleasantly surprised by the total snowfall accumulations when all is said and done!

Cool
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Still looking good for Whistler. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 70cm-90cm over the Saturday-Monday time frame. November has been looking decent for BC so far.
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@Toadman,

Maybe I should have written "series weather"...
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Not really weather related, but whistler released a ski/snowboard video

http://youtube.com/v/OTsqq1Q3Lr8
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Not really weather related, but whistler released a ski/snowboard video

http://youtube.com/v/OTsqq1Q3Lr8
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Whistler shaping up nicely. Storms keep rolling in. Hard to say when one stops and the other begins. Will be a slight rise in temps this evening to about 2,000meters, and then start dropping again into the weekend. Still looking like a meter or so accumulation upper mtn elevations. Currently mixed rain/snow at the base.
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Jake43 wrote:
Snow down to the village this week.

Vail have said no early opening though, ending a WB tradition of always opening early; even if it was only one day early last year.

Lets see what other changes Vail (no in full control) brings, as they left the management mainly doing the WB thing last season.


Whistler have announced they will be opening early! (This friday). It makes me wonder how much of these "Vail have said/Vail are changing x,y,z" things are fact and how much are just made up to bash Vail.
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@boarder2020, fingers crossed for another year like this snowHead snowHead snowHead
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boarder2020 wrote:
Not really weather related, but whistler released a ski/snowboard video

http://youtube.com/v/OTsqq1Q3Lr8


fingers crossed for another year like this snowHead
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Jake43 wrote:
Snow down to the village this week.

Vail have said no early opening though, ending a WB tradition of always opening early; even if it was only one day early last year.

Lets see what other changes Vail (no in full control) brings, as they left the management mainly doing the WB thing last season.


Whistler have announced they will be opening early! (This friday). It makes me wonder how much of these "Vail have said/Vail are changing x,y,z" things are fact and how much are just made up to bash Vail.


Yep opening on Friday - so much for that then. Whistler Village Gondola, Creekside Gondola, Big Red Express, Emerald Express and Franz's chairs turning.
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86cm reported last 24 hours. Not too shabby. Should be a crazy opening day.
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my sons riding creekside and red chair now and says its pretty dam good Toofy Grin
19 days and counting wink
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Epic Local pass about to be bought, bring it on!
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Yep my annoying friends keep sending me annoying pictures and video while I'm at work rolling eyes snowHead - looks pretty decent indeed! snowHead
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Yep my annoying friends keep sending me annoying pictures and video while I'm at work rolling eyes snowHead - looks pretty decent indeed! snowHead


hah hah , going to be tough for me this year too , constant live feeds , blogs and vlogs etc , out in
less than three weeks so can't complain Toofy Grin heres hoping for a repeat of last years conditions

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Whistler got blasted with 200cm of fresho in the past 7 days.

Opened a week early.

One of their best starts for years.

Good news for the resort, as the glacier has been melting away and killing their Summer ski season.
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Over 200mm of rain forecast for Wednesday Shocked
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Over 200mm of rain forecast for Wednesday Shocked


Sad

But then remembering it is only Mid November - this weekend was by all accounts epic snowHead (unfortunately I had forgotten my mantra of the last few years of get it whilst it's good, and arranged to do something else Sad )
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stuarth wrote:
boarder2020 wrote:
Over 200mm of rain forecast for Wednesday Shocked


Sad

But then remembering it is only Mid November - this weekend was by all accounts epic snowHead (unfortunately I had forgotten my mantra of the last few years of get it whilst it's good, and arranged to do something else Sad )


Oof! I heard it was really good up there on Friday/Saturday.

Got some down here in Oregon. Now it's raining at the base up to at least mid-mountain. Windy as all get out as well.
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reporting second hand , but my lad said monday was amazing "peak to creek" pow runs , waist to chest deep in the trees Toofy Grin , in bounds touring laps and was more like february base than november !!! everyone now praying the rain isn't quite as bad as predicted so that it helps the base for the season rather than washing it away rolling eyes
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im having a hard time figuring out how bad the rain was......any help?
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I heard they lost about 1m of base! Following the rain conditions were terrible (as would be expected). Not all doom and gloom though - base is still over a metre deep and lots of snow forecast this week which should reset things. Looking like by the start of December conditions will be ahead of schedule.
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Was out yesterday - and yes definitely a lot of snow disappeared - that said, could still ski quite a lot of places that are normally only good to go later in the year.
Started out pretty decent wit ha bit of pow to be had, but got pretty warm and turned a bit nasty.
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I've been riding across the valley with the Cat ski operator, with whom I have a commercial relationship. They get more snow over there (it's hit before the resort is by the prevailing systems). The base is probably less than last year, although that was epic from what I recall (unless they now trademarked that word). But plenty of snow none the less, 3m or so to judge from the tree wells. There are a couple of rain affected layers in it some way down, I can't remember precisely where. The good news is that you can't feel them and the slide risk from them appears entirely manageable - not a lot of slide activity anywhere, we rode some big chutes and nothing moved. There's considerable wind affect, so you need to pick your lines with that in mind. Today (Friday) was better snow than yesterday - I think the colder temperatures dried the snow out somewhat. Both were good snow, but today's was lighter.

You can look up the forecast, but I think it'll be clear-ish until Sunday, which is good for me as I'm driving north out of here on Saturday.

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Looks awesome, out in 3 weeks and hoping to get a day cat skiing done. Looks like more snow on the way at end of next week, and maybe a bit tomorrow?
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Looks awesome, out in 3 weeks and hoping to get a day cat skiing done. Looks like more snow on the way at end of next week, and maybe a bit tomorrow?


Yes. And 5 day forecast is looking promising. That pesky blocking HP that seems to be sticking around like a drunken relative at the holidays may finally get kicked out! Could see some storminess later in the week around Wed/Thursday.
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Rather chilly this weekend! Brrr! snowHead
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There's significantly less than last year, but still plenty. Off piste wise, there's wind affected and there's good stuff.

I'm now in the interior, but as stated there's more scheduled to fall, which will be a good thing. There's plenty of base, it's a question of the quality of what you're riding on. Today it alternated between excellent (light, dry and soft powder) through wind affected (crusty). More snow will cover the wind-affected and it'll all be good...

Oh yeah, down below minus 20 in the interior today.
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