The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 12 - Backcountry Adventures
On the 12th day of Opening day, my true love gave to
me.....untouched goodies and a hike to get there??
As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of another amazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I'm going to give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do this winter season!
Want THE freshest and deepest powder laps around? Well you're gonna have to work for it.
This isn't your average Get Off The Lift, Click-in, And Go scenario to get to all the "powder". Not in the slightest. This one will make you work! And the reward is bountiful!
The ways to reach these White-gold mines isn't from taking a chairlift up and skiing right into it, rather you're going to have to put in a bit of leg work. But trust me, you'll have a tough time wiping the smile off your face by the end of the runs.
The safest way to do this is with a Guide who knows the terrain. And there happens to be a few companies who are willing to help you out in this. Extremely Canadian, Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau, and Coast Mountain Guides are all extremely well versed in the backcountry, and can show you some of the hidden gems that make people Powder-Crazy.
Imagine slicing through waist high powder more effortlessly than a hot knife through butter, with each turn causing a pillow of snow to crash around you like a wave of white. By the time you've floated to the bottom, your legs are screaming at you for more and more. Are you really going to tell your legs no? I didn't think so!
One day in the backcoubtry, and you'll realize that it's not enough. Heck, a full season isn't a enough. You'll want to come back again next season, and find even more to play in.
I say do it, good sir and madam. Lay claim to areas that may never have been touched before! Make it yours!
The video below is a bit of a taste of what a small hike can provide!
*Photo Courtesy of Whistler Weather