Whistler sees nearly two feet of snowfall — more in the forecast this week

Published on : Friday, February 14, 2014

two-feet-of-snowfall (1)The hills are alive with the sound of snow falling as Mother Nature rewards Whistler for its patience – by dropping nearly two feet of snow on the resort in the last seven days.

Whistler received more than a foot of snowfall (35 centimetres or 14 inches) in the last 24 hours, rounding out the seven-day total to 50 centimetres (20 inches) and pushing the alpine base to 173 centimetres (68 inches). The forecast is calling for another 38 centimetres (15 inches) of snow to blanket the alpine between today and Saturday.

With all the fresh snow, The Whistler Insider gives you tips on how to ski like a local.

The snowfall comes as Whistler celebrates the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with daily broadcast viewings on the big screen at Whistler Olympic Plaza, additional Fire & Ice shows at Skiers’ Plaza (February 13, 16, 20, 23 and 27), Games edition Family Après at Whistler Olympic Plaza (February 12, 17 and 19) and Luge and Bobsleigh demos and activities. Guests are also invited to a special breakfast on Saturday, February 15 from 9-11 a.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza, where Whistler’s own Olympian Julia Murray will serve her Jules Fuel cereal (along with pancakes and bacon). Breakfast is by donation to the Whistler Mountain Ski Club.

Some of the highlights include:

Luge Canada Cup until February 15 at the Whistler Sliding Centre
Park Rider Ski and Snowboard slopestyle event on Whistler Blackcomb February 16 and March 23
the BC Winter Games Biathlon and Cross Country events at Whistler Olympic Park February 21 to 22
Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski and Snowboard Snowcross February 22 to 23
Sigge’s P’ayakentsut cross country ski event at Whistler Olympic Park February 22-23
King of the Rail on March 1 and 8
Biathlon Series Event at Whistler Olympic Park on March 2
BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Provincial Championships at Whistler Sliding Centre March 15 to 16
BC Luge Association Championships at Whistler Sliding Centre March 15016
Canadian Alpine Championships on Whistler Mountain March 19 to 26
National Championships for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined March 27 to 29 at Whistler Olympic Park
Woppet cross country ski event at Whistler Olympic Park March 30
and of course the legendary — and not-to-be-missed — annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 11-20

Source:- Tourism whistler


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