Whistler Blackcomb has been posting some pretty impressive photos of early-season snowfall, and earlier this week, they released a video showing the true conditions on Blackcomb Glacier. Let’s just say, the snow doesn’t look like your typical stick-to-the-groomers first month of ski season…

Before ski season starts, resorts often post wide-angle, panoramic shots of their snow-covered slopes to give everyone confidence that the snow has arrived and conditions during their ski trip will be awesome. Most ski resorts do have great conditions when they open their lifts and invite skiers to rip down groomers on an early-season base, but Whistler’s video is evidence that British Columbia is on a completely different level with a sizable snow pack.

In the video below, John Furneaux, a Whistler heli-ski guide, notes they dug a pit at 2,200 meters of elevation and found a 210-cm base with about 27 cms of powder on top. (That’s an 83-inch base and 10 inches of pow!)

Watch Whistler athletes  Mike Douglas, Ashleigh McIvor DeMerit, Rory Bushfield, Mark Sollors, and Chris Rasman test the powder on the Blackcomb Glacier.

Opening day is scheduled for Nov. 27, but, as Mike Douglas muses in the video, “Judging by how hard it has been storming during the last couple of weeks, the mountain could be be set for a little early opening this year.”

We’ll be keeping a close eye on Mother Nature’s activities and posting updates on Whistler snow conditions on the blog. If you’re ready to commit to your Whistler ski trip this season, request a quote or get on the phone with one of our Mountain Travel Experts at 800-610-8911.  And if you need more persuading, here’s additional visual evidence of Whistler’s amazing conditions.

Whistler snow photos, November 2014