Ever wake up early expecting to see a blanketing of white snow outside your bedroom window, only to be greeted by the sound of raindrops plunking down on your roof instead? You then roll over and hit the snooze button, thinking conditions couldn’t possibly be worth getting up for. Wrong, wrong WRONG! This is all too common of a mistake in Whistler, and long term locals all know that rain in the valley equates to absolutely puking up top with free refills every run! When I think back on some of the deepest days I’ve had on the mountain, they all have a few things in common and lead to a positive feedback escalation of awesome: Raining in the valley, which then in turn deters the masses from going up the hill, which also means its probably PUKING up top, with shorter lines, fewer tracks, and 110% more faceshots and smiles all day long.
Here are a few shots from a recent sleeper day. It wasn’t raining, it was just overcast and drizzling after a long high pressure system. Thank you to everyone who stayed home.
Vera Janssen sending it in “mediocre” conditions that kept most people at home.
No face-shots to be had here. None at all…
Tatum Monod boosting in pillow-land, where dreams are born.
Myself mid-turn, thinking it was a good thing that I didn’t stay home today.
Tatum thinking that sort of supple landing was well worth the rain at the bottom.
So next time it’s raining in the valley, take a chance and roll the dice. You could be missing out on one of the sickest, deepest days of the year and not even realize it!
Article source: http://www.whistlerisawesome.com/2013/02/12/sleeper-pow-days/