It’s been a truly intense week. Whistler has been hit with a few great storms. We have some excellent skiing up there at the moment. Most of my friends have been out there ‘getting deep’, enjoying the powder. I have been digging holes!
I have spent the past seven days on an Operations Level 1 Avalanche course run by the Canadian Avalanche Association. It was a full on week. Starting at 8 am every day and usually running until 6 or 7 pm each night. Most days we went up the hill, did a little ski touring,
and spent several hours digging holes,
investigating the layers of Whistler and Blackcomb’s snowpack and taking weather observations.
It was a terrific week to do this course as we saw a lot of changes in weather and snow conditions. Although it was hard to be digging holes and not skiing, it was the perfect opportunity to learn a lot of new information from some excellent instructors who have been in the industry for a very long time.
I look forward to continuing to improve this skills I have gained this week, but first I will go skiing!
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