December got real.
After a disappointing November that usually supplies endless refills, Whistler Blackcomb came roaring back for a legendary December.
During the month of December, 151″ of blower pow fell on the resort, surpassing the previous record set in 1994. It was a month to remember for locals and tourists alike, at least those who could hang on to their stamina and/or free schedules.
Skier numbers on the mountain waned throughout the month as tired legs caught up and the Sea to Sky Highway, which connects Whistler to it’s huge fan base in Vancouver, continued to get pounded throughout the month.
Luckily for those in Whistler and those willing to fight the treacherous road conditions, new snow storms are still rolling in and they have yet to let off. So far this month 59″ of snow has fallen, including a 29″ deluge that completely shut down the highway. The result of all the new snow is a 112″ base and a resort that is 100% open.
The resort is completely yours to explore and the time is now to do it–powder conditions exist all over the place. Split across two ski areas, Whistler and Blackcomb, who officially became one in 2003 after intense rivalry, the mountain boasts over 8,000 acres of terrain. After this storm cycle, finding a powder stash or two (or ten) shouldn’t be too hard. Go and get the goods!