|THE LEAVES ARE CHANGING COLOUR and falling to the ground, making crunching noises under my feet. The temperature is dropping noticeably too. At this time of year, like clockwork, I start to set my sights on the mountains. This year in particular, I’m remembering my life in Whistler and the excitement that mounts every October as anticipation for the winter season builds. Today, I’m taking you to the “Wonderground”, a place where white dreams are made and snow becomes an obsession. PLACE: Whistler Blackcomb (CLICK FOR MAP) LOCATION: Whistler , BC.Have suggestions for UNPLUGGED this fall? Tweet me @amberturnau.|
This snow-filled short film is the first in a series of ‘Wonder Reels” by Whistler Blackcomb. The documentary-style series – produced by local film crews Sherpas Cinema and Switchback Entertainment – will profile the various wonders of the mountains, both tangible and intangible.
“Snow” is produced by Sherpas Cinema and really captures the essence of early season anticipation in a very artful and beautiful way. It certainly got me thinking about the excitement of winter and the beautiful silence of a powder day – save for the swishing of my board in knee deep snow.
The winter season kicks off November 22 at WB, but there are plenty of ways to get stoked ahead of time. The Turkey Sale and Swap is on this coming Thanksgiving weekend, with tons of discounted skis, snowboards and outerwear to prep for the season. My personal favourites are the cheap socks and under layers. You won’t find them much cheaper anywhere else.
Also, just a heads up that Early Bird season passes are on sale until Monday, Oct. 8. You will regret missing the deadline, trust me. Enjoy the pre-season and see you on the slopes!
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