The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 2 - Heli Skiing
On the 2nd day of Opening Day, my true love gave to me....Powder, Helicopters, Powder, Open Bowls, Powder, Untouched terrain. Oh, and did I mention Powder?!
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!
With Whistler Mountain opening early, the buzz around the village has been electrifying. Add in a whole bunch of fresh snow, and all of the locals are absolutely giddy!
Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open this Thursday, November 22nd.
Back to the list, my good friend!
A private, untouched, MASSIVE mountain for you to ride on?! I think so!
Imagine the feeling of a having the choice of over 432,000 (nearly half a million) acres of untouched snow. That's 173 glaciers, or 475 runs. Which one do you choose first? In all honesty, it doesn't matter, as each and every one of your runs will quite possibly be some of THE best runs of your life!
On top of that, one of the best perks about this is that there's no lift lines involved either. The only wait you have to do, is to comfortably strap into your seat in the helicopter, and fly right back up to the top of the mountain.
This is riding in style!
There is so much powder out there that some people have even uttered the words "too much". But I think those people are silly, and just don't fully appreciate a day where powder is truly king!
You know how easy it is to slice through butter with a hot knife. Now, put those hot knives on your feet, and pretend the powder is that butter, and well, I think you get the idea!
Between you and me, I don't think you'll be able to wipe the smile off your face at the end of the day.
** Photo Courtesy: Darryl Brennan | Whistler HeliSkiing