“I don’t remember an opening this good.” – Abby Cooper

Needless to say, conditions were all time and Editor Abby had a time and a half about it. Pushing into treed runs for fresh powder and snagging the first line down Pencil Chute on the opening weekend of Whistler Blackcomb is unheard of. Powder, trees, and gnarly tight rocky lines that are ALL IN?! This is a January dream let alone a December reality – guess we need a pinch because it’s real. What an opener!

Whistler Blackcomb opening weekend. Photo by Abby Cooper


“Seeing friends in our natural element once again was soul charging. The COVID protocols made sense, were easy to follow and the lines were nonexistent past 9 am. This reservation system might be a tad annoying on the digital side, but once you’re on the mountain it’s a dream come true. Overall I’d say Whistler Blackcomb is in incredible shape for both snow coverage and COVID safety. So happy it’s open for the season. Congrats on a strong opening Whistler Blackcomb!” – Abby Cooper

Whistler Blackcomb opening weekend. Photo by Abby Cooper

Want to find out how to have a safe time this season? Read this from the Canadian Ski Council, and get your lift tickets here.