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Riders enjoy the first runs of the season at Whistler Blackcomb (VIDEO)

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 12, 2016 8:05 am 71

Whilst not everyone enjoys the fall weather, Vancouver’s snow fans have celebrated the changing seasons by digging out their skis and dusting off their snowboards in preparation for what they hope is going to be a winter extravaganza.

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Early reports suggest that BC could be in for a superb snow season with bumper loads of the white stuff for the province’s skiers and snowboarders to hurl themselves down. And whilst the local mountains are still waiting for their first dusting, the fun has already started over at Whistler Blackcomb.

The forecast predicts that as much as 46 cms of snow could fall on the upper elevations of the resort’s mountains by Saturday, and to celebrate the early snow Whistler Blackcomb celebrated by sending a couple of pros up to enjoy the first runs of the 2016/2017 season.

On Monday, October 10, Whistler Heli-Skiing gave pro skier Stan Rey and Olympian Mercedes Nicoll a ride up Blackcomb Mountain to check out the Horstman Glacier after last Thursday’s snow-producing storm.

A few turns were had and the report back was over 30 cms of fresh snow covering the top of the mountains.

With just a few weeks remaining until Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day on November 24, there’s not long to wait now until the winter fun can begin.


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