Magic March revealed itself, once again, to Whistler locals, delivering 70-plus centimeters (that’s a lot of snow, U.S. folks) over a three-day cycle. And in true spring fashion, the storm came in the midst of 180 km/hr winds, closing Whistler/Blackcomb for a time.
Starting Wednesday, March 9, through this past Tuesday, the resort recorded 52 inches of new snow. That followed 57 inches from March 1 through March 7. On the 10th alone, 21 inches fell, making it the biggest single-day storm of the 2015-16 season.
Once the precipitation took a breather and the snowpack settled, it allowed for the endless and famed backcountry off the Sea-To-Sky Highway to come into play. There, filmer and skier Eliel Hindert put his drone skills to work, shooting Canadians Essex Prescott, Jeremy Aacland, and Seth Gillis popping from one pillow to the next.
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Be sure to head to Avalanche Canada for the most up-to-date backcountry conditions off the Sea-To-Sky Highway.