Endless Winter In The Whistler Backcountry: Shredding Late Season Pow

Endless Winter In The Whistler Backcountry: Shredding Late Season Pow

Winter technically ended well over a month ago, and as aforementioned, La Niña had a significant contribution to our prolonged season here in the Sea to Sky. With an incredibly thick base, and roads to the valley covered in snow, it’s been a splendid late snow year in Whistler.

We spent considerable time in the backcountry in April. With long days of sun, you can go from zone to zone, basing your daily adventure on the best aspects for snow and light. As long as it's sunny and you know where to go, the creative control is endless.


The Pemberton ice cap.


KC Deane skis among the toe of a hanging glacier.

As per usual, we chose the Rutherford as our spot, and like a promiscuous female, it never failed to put out. With a steady -10 alpine temp and heaps of new snow, we got down to business on some heavy hitting lines we’ve been reserving all season. KC Deane stepped up his game as you may have seen in the latest Voleurz edit from Telus fest, and we bagged some of the sickest shots of the whole season.

Now the spring storms are beginning to wean off and change to rain, and the snowline will now begin to recede down the slopes. With all of the snowfall this year, the glacier season will surely be going off this year. Until then, I will be signing off my report with a few awesome pictures from our latest backcountry efforts.

Cheers to an amazing winter, and to looking forward to an awesome summer. Shout out to La Niña. -Mason


Getting some good snow stashed in the shade.


KC emerges from the white room.


Spines on the mind.


Pretty self explanatory, and downright hilarious.


We call this 'White Castle.'


KC goes upside down.


Pushing through pow.


And everybody knows this guy by now; Black Tusk. It's hard not to look at.

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