Slednecks of Pemberton, unite

All hail, the Coast Range kingdom.

While Pemberton kids might have been standing in the Whistler gondola line-up since 1am this morning to celebrate Opening Day at Whistler Blackcomb, there’s a whole other community of rabid snow fans getting pumped on the frosty weather and hints of an early and epic season.

As Seattle writer (and honourary Pembertonian) Dan Kostrzewski writes in a 10- page feature in this month’s Snowboard Canada magazine:

Pemberton’s “backyard contains some of the most accessible, consequential and untapped big-line terrain in Canada.  Arriving from Whistler or Washington, it’s tough to overstate how much terrain fans out from the single stoplight at Pemberton’s junction on the Highway 99,” writes Kostrzewski.

Dan K had a great tour-guide and photographer in Google-Earth-savvy, local ‘spro-pusher, Chris Ankeny who explains that what makes Pemberton so unique is “that there are so many athletes calling it home that they are really pushing the envelope of what people are shredding… Pushing to find new lines and new zones…”

Well, that. And the coffee. And the smell of stoke in the air. And the cowboys….

Safe winter, all.

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