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Whistler 2017 - 18

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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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boarder2020 wrote:
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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stuarth wrote:
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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

Toofy Grin
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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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