All snow fiends alike are anxiously waiting the official arrival of winter. Whether it be the local opening day, the first snowfall at your favorite mountain, or a miniscule amount of flakes covering the secret shred patch behind your house, we’re all twiddling our thumbs safely from our couches as the temperatures continue to drop and we follow the storm watch on The Weather Channel. However, this is not the case for pro skier, Mike Douglas.
Mike Douglas, or Mike D, will count down to Whistler/Blackcomb’s opening day from inside the walls of the patrol shack that stands alone at the peak of the mountain. Six days and six nights completely alone on a never-before assignment of greeting winter front and center with his arms wide open.
So, unlike the majority of us waiting for the snow to fall safe and sound, our new snowboard kits set up and ready, and cell phones set on speed dial to our work to call in sick at a moment’s notice – Mike will embark to the top of Whistler with a camera, a computer, and a sleeping bag the week leading up to Whistler’s first shred day. Ballsy, brave, and crazy – this is sure to be a mission of a lifetime.
With the storms already rolling in, things are sure to be nice, cold, and snowy up there. Teaser for his account of this experience below and stay tuned for all the intense details to come.