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Whistler, day one

Despite our best efforts, a seven am start was the best we could muster after a late-evening outing to Fado. We made decent time, breakfast at McDonalds, five minutes at the border and an easy drive up to Whistler.

Rentals and passes were all easy and we were on the mountain before one pm. Snow is so-so, no powder, but it's not icy or bullet proof and quite enjoyable. It's wickedly cold too. Dave and I got plenty of runs into today and found the skills came back quickly enough.

Our accommodation is decidedly palace-like with plenty of space, lots of bedrooms, a nice big gathering room and a tiny hot tub which still managed to hold the six of us. Very pleased there.

Great home-made spaghetti for dinner and now the fresh air is starting to go to my head. It will be a quiet night.

Photos of Snowboarding at Whistler