The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 6 - Fresh Tracks
On the 6th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me....an early morning, food and fresh snow!
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!
We're less than a week away to the "Official" Opening Day. However, the unofficial "Official" Opening Day is TOMORROW (Saturday Nov. 17th). The Whistler Alpine will be open, and you can bet your bottom dollar you will see nothing but smiles all day. In fact all day every day for the next 6-7 months.
Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open November 22nd.
Now, onto the List we go!
Early access to the lifts, a wicked buffet breakfast, and being the first ones on the slopes that day. What more could you want (aside from free helicopter rides... sigh)?
There is a catch, though. It involves waking up EARLY and waiting in a line. Now, if you've talked to anyone who's done Fresh Tracks, they'll all tell you that that small catch is a piece of cake for what you're about to get.
Early access up the lifts, a buffet fit for a powder hungry crowd, and the chance to be the first ones to lay tracks all over Whistler.
Why yes, yes that does sound appealing.
How many times have you gone up the lift early in the morning, and already see tracks coming down the mountain, and you're wondering to yourself "how in the hell are people already stealing my lines?"
YOU CAN BE ONE OF THOSE LINE-STEALING PEOPLE! And on your next ride up the lift, you can show it off to all the people on the chair with you. Probably with a smug smile on your face too.
Oh. One more catch, I guess. They cut off the line after 650 people. To you that might sound like a lot, and that you don't have to worry. And on a day with no powder, you MIGHT be correct. However, if you come across a knee-deep dumping over night, you should probably set your alarm clock a little earlier, bring some coffee in a thermos, and get yourself in line. Because she shall fill up quick, my friend. And there's nothing worse than being person number 651 in line and missing out on all the bacon at the top. Heck, the bacon alone is worth waking up early for.
Every person who's ever done fresh tracks. EVER. will tell you that it is above and beyond worth it. Especially if you luck out and get snow deeper than you thought possible.
Just don't fall asleep at the bar during Après after a long day of riding hard. They tend not to be fans of that. Silly bars.