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WHISTLER'S SUMMER SESSION - James Cove, PlanetSKI Editor
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The Horstman Glacier is looking good & ski camps are in full swing. Big name riders are in town for training, incl. our own freestyler, Woodsy UPDATED





TUESDAY 19TH JUNE

Whistler's glacier is looking spectacular, mid-way through its summer ski 'season'.

One of the most respected freestyle training camps, Momentum Ski Camps, is entering into its second session of Summer '18.

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The lane is looking good:

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Race camps are also a-go, and did you know there can be powder to ski up there in June?



THURSDAY 14TH JUNE

Whistler's summer skiing is in session on the Horstman Glacier.

The UK's James 'Woodsy' Woods has headed there today for training at a Momentum Camp.

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Momentum Ski Camps is just one of the schools open during summer on the Whistler glacier open for pro and amateur riders alike.

Last year there was concern over the rate the glacier was receding, as one camp closed down, but this glacier is still the one many big names head to, keeping up their skills during the off-season.
And here's how it looks as of yesterday:

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"The lane looking beaut, with a dusting of fresh snow to frame it," the camp wrote on its Facebook page.

Read on below for more on glacier skiing and the Horstman this season...


SATURDAY 9TH JUNE

The Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb has opened - it is for experienced and advanced riders.

Its season runs during summer from 8th June to 15th July for a few hours each day.

Many were out enjoying their first turns of the summer season.

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There is still some snow around across the resort after the sizeable falls of last winter.

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There are many parks, numerous for the multiple camps and courses running, with kickers, moguls, race gates and jib features.

One lucky person this summer is 14-year old Kirsty Muir who is heading for a Momentum Ski summer camp on Whistler's glacier.

She's the 2018 recipient of the prestigious "Spirit of Sarah Scholarship".

It's awarded to female skiers in honour of the leading Canadian halfpipe skier, Sarah Burke.

Tickets for riding the glacer are CAD $68per day.

PlanetSKI's Katie Bamber was in the resort last summer.

See the link below for her summer time in the most popular resort in North America.

We will be updating this piece with further images and videos from the opening weekend of summer skiiing and snowboarding so do check back later.
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For our full PlanetSKI feature on glacier skiing in the Alps (and Whistler) this summer then follow the link below:
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