Whistler Blackcomb is drowning in powder

Mikey Rencz riding on Rat Fink the day before opening day

Whistler Blackcomb opened today with a powder bang and we have the video and pics to prove it.

The mountain opened early to mid winter conditions thanks to almost 2 meters of snow falling in the past week. With a current snow base of 176 centimetres, skiers and boarders who were lucky enough to be at the mountain today, were greeted with some of the best early season conditions in history.

Australian pro skier and film maker, Anna Segal, was one of the lucky few to hit up the mountain the days before opening. For photographic purposes, of course. We’re not saying we hate her, but seriously? That is one hell of a lot of power Ms Segal.

Anna Segal skiing on the day before opening day. Pic by Paul Morrison.

Anna’s not the only one who made the best of the exceptional conditions. Mike Douglas posted this on Facebook today. I may have to unfriend him.

Another storm cycle is expected to arrive on Saturday, with another 35 – 50 centimeters (13 – 20) inches of snow forecasted by Monday morning. Looks like Whistler is, again, the place to be this winter.

Callum Petit skiing Rat Fink the day before opening day

Count me in. I’m booking a flight.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017, a former columnist for Mountainwatch and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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