@ Andy28 : Hi Andy !
Please post plenty of stuff about Whistler. This thread is for everyone who enjoys skiing or boarding outsitde Great Britain ! It's always very good to hear from other parts of the world. I subscribed to the Whistler Facebook page because it's a place I plan to visit one day for a ski holiday. Andy it will be good to read and watch your reports. Have a good season in Whistler !
@ Bugmonkey : Bonjour !
We had a very bad period of thaw with heavy rains but luckily we are now back to cold temperatures. Minus 4°C tonight in my place at 900 metres. Last night there was a light snowfall. The Avoriaz ski resort website says : 30 cm of snow on the lowest runs and 60 cm on the highest runs. The temperature is now minus 9°C in Avoriaz. I don't know about the quality of the snow as I haven't been up there today, it might be a thin cover of new snow on a very hard base. The forecast for the coming days for Avoriaz is for cold, low temperartures (minus 11°C on Sunday) and sunshine.
On Sunday it's the official opening of the resort with the "Fête de la Glisse" !
After skiing in Edinburgh the new trend is for skiing in Paris ! Paris got about 20 cm of snow and some people enjoyed freestyle skiing in the Buttes Chaumont park.
The lift that they took was the Paris underground lines 2 and 7bis. They skied with a view on the Eiffel Tower covered in lights as it was at night.
You can watch their very nice pictures here :