On January 21, folks in Whistler woke up to 58cm. Since then, it’s snowed nearly 10-20cms a day, making for the biggest storm cycle of the season.
Early season in British Columbia started snowy, but big storms would be followed by warm temperatures and rain. But it’s stayed cold enough lately for this storm to stick.
So much so, that the crew that filmed the above video said it was almost too deep to ski where they shot in Blackcomb and the surrounding backcountry.
“Our first lap had to be a complete straightline,” said filmer Peter Wojnar. “We couldn’t keep our speed up enough to make turns. After seeking out the steepest section of terrain we could find, we sidestepped to build an in-run long enough to get speed and then did everything in our power to keep that speed while dolphin diving through the snow. It was #SubmarineSkiing at its finest.”