Last week in the Whistler area was all time!! One of the best weeks of skiing i personally have ever had! Great snow, good stability, perfect weather (except the few times we got stuck in a cloud on a summit…) It cant really get much better.
After a couple day ski touring some of the bigger peaks on the Duffy Lake road we opted for a heli bump up to the shoulder of Mount Curry to ski the “Pencil Couloir”. Europe has gondolas and we have helicopters. Definitely a very civilized way of skiing some wild terrain.
Day went like this:
8:00 – Coffee/Breakfast at Lift Coffee Co in Whistler
8:25 – Arrive at heli pad in Pemberton
8:30 – Lift off of heli pad
8:35 – 2200m shoulder of Mount Curry
8:50 – Ski 300m alpine run
9:00 – Start boot pack to summit of Curry
9:30 -Drop in on North Face
11:30 – Arrive at Car
12:30 -Lunch / Beers in Whistler
A little video of snowboarding the upper part of the run.