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Weekly Weather Panic – Chamonix Nuke Fest, Coastal Piss Fest?

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The skiing in Whistler was epic-tastic this weekend with 60cm of fresh fluff. But I don’t need to tell you that, because the entire world descended upon Whistler Blackcomb on Saturday, so odds are you were there. In case you weren’t here’s proof.

T’was a little deep on @whistlerblackcomb today. ? courtesy of the gentler more sensitive side of @doglotion.

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But here’s the thing; it’s Sunday night, the night you stare at the weather forecasts and speculate about the week ahead, toiling over where the most snow is gonna land.

From what we’ve seen, it’s time for anyone in Coastal BC or Washington to panic, pack your bags and buy a plane ticket to Chamonix, France.

Here’s what Chamonix has in the forecast… yep… 207 frickin cm’s of snow coming this week. Well, at least as forecasted by the often drunk folks at Snow-Forecast.com. But I love a little Sunday night excitement, so let the day dreams roll.

Snow-forecast.com Chamonix 7-Day outlook.

Snow-forecast.com Chamonix 7-Day outlook.

Meanwhile, the need for panic isn’t just FOMO from what France might get. Rather, it’s from the wet and wild tropical pina colada fest that’s forecasted for the BC & Washington coast.

Mt Baker and Mt Washington’s forecasts are just full of win… enough precip to make about 200 cm’s of snow, but um, it’s forecasted to ALL fall as rain. Oh wait, Mt Baker might get a 3cm dusting at the end just to clean things up 😉

Mt Baker's moist and toasty 7-Day outlook.

Mt Baker’s moist and toasty 7-Day outlook.

Whistler could face a similar fate, but hey, at least Whistler is big enough that you can just click the mountain top forecast and turn all that rain to snow. Magic eh? Lets hope that works in real life too.

At least the tippy top of Whistler looks white, and hey, it's worked for us every other time this season!

At least the tippy top of Whistler looks white, and hey, it’s worked for us every other time this season!

So my fellow Coasties, bust out some shorts and sunnies for Monday/Tuesday, then batten down the hatches and pray for the best. Then go skiing, just like we did on Friday while most people were hiding in their basements. Cause even the gnarliest days can turn out like this…

Trenchtown rocking in the lower mountain. Photo: Tobin Seagel. Skier: Jamie Bond.

Trenchtown rocking in the lower mountain. Photo: Tobin Seagel. Skier: Jamie Bond.

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