I made it to Whistler last weekend during the resort’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Due to the festival, the mountain was crowded (a first-time skier actually collided into me while I was standing still) and there was a rumor that the village was going to run out of beer, but the snow was soft and the backcountry was relatively empty. Whistler local Holly Walker and my friend from Fernie Martha Burley showed me around the mountain. I also covered the AFP World Championships that were taking place (video interview from the contest here). Here are a few photos from my trip.
Martha dropping a knee off Disease Ridge.
Holly bootpacking off the Blackcomb glacier.
Dan Abrams testing jackets.
Bootpacking in tank-tops.