Item: Whistler mountain avalanche control programme
Title: Whistler mountain avalanche control programme
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1976 International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, Alberta
Authors: C. Stethem and J. Hetherington
Abstract: Whistler Mountain is located at about 50 0 North latitude by 123 0 longitude, in the Pacific Coast Range of British Columbia, about 115 km north of Vancouver. The Peak of Whistler is at 2200 m and the base altitude is 640 m with the top lift terminal at 1950 m. Although the skiing terrain at Whistler is at a relatively low elevation, treeline is about 1800-2000 m, and the upper portion of the area is alpine. Most of the ski slopes, and virtually all of the slopes controlled for avalanches, have aspects facing between northeast and northwest.
Keywords: skiing terrain, ski slopes
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