The Whistler Thread

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The Whistler Thread
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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 at 1:00 Quote
Nonsmoker wrote:
It can be tough getting 4 in there, lol.

It's the same cabins than in Alpe d'huez in the French Alps. I know them for a very long time and yes it's possible to fit 4 bikers in it, but it's very cramped and not confortable at all. 3 is OK.

Posted: Jun 29, 2022 at 6:48 Quote
kevin267 wrote:
Good that they are at least improving it a little. I still feel like there should be more bike cabins than sightseeing cabins, as bikers do multiple laps and hikers/sightseeing just go up once. Plus hikers/sightseeing can fit way more people, bikers max out with 4

We did one ride with 4 and one was a grom bike, not trying that again, four groms yes, good for dfx. Big bikes are making things more challenging on the lifts for sure. Like I mentioned before the old Creekside set up is the way to go. Hope the new gondola will continue with this. I'll get a shot of the fitz sign too regarding max bike length for hanging, I think it is 183cm. They were allowing 4 bikes on Garbo the other day with 3 lifties up top but the 3 bike max sign is back up now and back to 2 lifties. Also no more racks at the top stations for them to park the bikes in when they off load. Don't forget to thank the lifties!


Posted: Jun 29, 2022 at 20:28 Quote
Bottom of A Line re-route ready to go.
Zone 5 update

Posted: Jun 29, 2022 at 22:19 Quote
Odd question about Creekside. I know it is closed but can you still hit the trails and just ride back into town.

Posted: Jun 30, 2022 at 10:05 Quote
bedell99 wrote:
Odd question about Creekside. I know it is closed but can you still hit the trails and just ride back into town.

No. Just like any other construction zone you've ever seen, you are supposed to stay out.

Posted: Jun 30, 2022 at 14:27 Quote
Any idea when Upper Freight Train/ O Sin/ No Joke is going to be open? I’m headed up next week. Will it be open the following week?

Posted: Jun 30, 2022 at 18:08 Quote
ethanrevitch wrote:
Any idea when Upper Freight Train/ O Sin/ No Joke is going to be open? I’m headed up next week. Will it be open the following week?

I was up there late yesterday evening. A week before there was 3ft+ of snow on the top of the start of Freight Train but yesterday it looks less than 1ft and ground is showing. O Sin's entrance was clear, but I bet it's muddy AF for the first 150m before it gets to the shale right now. My guess is both will open next week with any luck!

BV -> In Deep -> Lower Freight Train was my Garbo lap of the day even though In Deep was pretty mucky. I think it'll be prime after tthis weekend.

Posted: Jun 30, 2022 at 20:40 Quote
bedell99 wrote:
Odd question about Creekside. I know it is closed but can you still hit the trails and just ride back into town.

Nope. Big nope to that.

Posted: Jul 2, 2022 at 13:21 Quote
ethanrevitch wrote:
Any idea when Upper Freight Train/ O Sin/ No Joke is going to be open? I’m headed up next week. Will it be open the following week?
haven't been myself but I heard o Sin opened yesterday

Posted: Jul 2, 2022 at 13:47 Quote
kevin267 wrote:
ethanrevitch wrote:
Any idea when Upper Freight Train/ O Sin/ No Joke is going to be open? I’m headed up next week. Will it be open the following week?
haven't been myself but I heard o Sin opened yesterday

Yes, bunch of ropes dropped yesterday, O-sin, Goats, Full Blue Velvet, Filthy Ape, Family Cross, Ninja Cougar got buffed post Phat Weds, just waiting for Tatiana now, that's the only lower closure. Crazy short lift lines at Fitz all day for Canada Day. I'm napping today...

Posted: Jul 2, 2022 at 17:34 Quote
Any idea when 7 Year War or 7 Year More is opening? That’s like one of my favorite trails. You can go fast af on that trail!

Posted: Jul 3, 2022 at 13:04 Quote
ethanrevitch wrote:
Any idea when 7 Year War or 7 Year More is opening? That’s like one of my favorite trails. You can go fast af on that trail!

Likely closed indefinitely due to the lift construction. That whole side is basically off limits

Posted: Jul 3, 2022 at 21:28 Quote
nickel wrote:
ethanrevitch wrote:
Any idea when 7 Year War or 7 Year More is opening? That’s like one of my favorite trails. You can go fast af on that trail!

Likely closed indefinitely due to the lift construction. That whole side is basically off limits

I keep looking at the bottom of the Big Red area and it is looking impossible to cross through that construction zone. Although they show Hello Construction Bypass on the map, I'm guessing that was a bit too optimistic to put on the map. Maybe after they get the towers up and cable strung but that would take perfect weather and it may not be one of those summers.

Had a look at Uno Moss off the gondi today and they have a machine up there and are getting it cleared. You are allowed to take bikes up now but you have to ride down the ski trail.

Also, the Gatorade skills area has some big piles of dirt and machines are getting after it. Hope they build as many features as there are Gatorade signs! Big Grin

Lastly, they gave Family Cross a rest and took advantage of the rain to do some grooming on the shark fin and berm after. V1 was fun but that berm couldn't take the abuse.

Still waiting for upper lower middle section of Blue Velvet to open, i.e. the section with the wood berm.

At 5 minutes till 8 tonight you could still have any sweep card you wanted on Fitz, I think a couple people may have eventually showed up. Love it when the mountain is deserted.

Uno Mess

Posted: Jul 4, 2022 at 9:37 Quote
What’s the best trails to ride after rain near Whistler/Squamish?

It rained a bunch yesterday, and looks like a drizzly day today, any suggestions on what trails would still be good riding today? Rupert/Alice Lake?

Posted: Jul 4, 2022 at 10:09 Quote
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