Well, we’re only about a week into the season, and it’s been a fine one indeed.
Blackcomb served up some epic early season powder conditions last weekend (November 4-5, 2005) with Catskinner and Jersey Cream Chairs opening with powder conditions. Sketchy conditions persisted for the bottom half of Solar Coaster, but this Rememberance Day weekend has conditions and coverage vastly improving.
Blackcomb is now open for daily, seven days a week, operations from here on in, with Whistler opening for the season on November 24, 2005.
In local Vancouver skiing news, Cypress is really shaping up nicely with a 100cm+ base. Opening day on Cypress (November 9… earliest ever) was extremely wet, but now that we’re past this brief warming trend, snow is again starting to fall and things are looking good. Rememebrance Day was almost a powder day, and the rest of this long weekend is looking good too with cooler conditions continuing along with precipitation. If all goes according to plan, bases will continue to build… 2005/06 ski season is ON!