The Don’s Dispatch: Spring in Whistler

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words and photo: JP Walker

Another springtime in Whistler wrapped up. I stayed with Blair in Britannia Beach for a few months and between bonfires on the beach and hikes to hot springs and waterfalls, we actually snuck in some good pow days. Jeremy and Jake drove up from SLC with VG shooter Justin Meyer and we hooked up with Zak and Alex. It was way better this season than any in recent memory, other than it came to a quick end with drier and warmer weather than usual, cutting the pow resets down sooner than we had hoped. We killed the time with some alpine camping, skating some new parks, and a few slush days at Whistler Blackcomb. Other than a few broken snowmobiles and sore bodies no one went home in a bag. Always a plus these days as it gets riskier all the time up in these mountains.