Photos: Whistler Blackcomb opens for 2021-22 season

It came after 10 centimetres of snow overnight, with another 20 centimetres expected today

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      It may be pouring rain at sea level on B.C.'s south coast, but there's plenty of snow up in the mountains.

      Whistler Blackcomb opened today (November 15) with 10 centimetres of new snow overnight. Another 20 centimetres are expected to fall by the end of the day.

      Naturally, that led to lineups at the gondolas.

      Season passes will continue to be sold until December 5.

      And don't forget about the Whistler Film Festival, which runs from December 1 to 31.

      Below, you can see more photos from the first day of skiiing.

      Winter-sports enthusiasts are waiting for lifts at Whistler Base.
      Christie Fitzpatrick
      Snowboarders and skiers approach Fitzsimmons chair for the season's first lifts.
      Christie Fitzpatrick
      A snowboarder fist-bumps a lift-operations worker at the top of Blackcomb Gondola.
      Christie Fitzpatrick
      The Blackcomb Gondola
      Christie Fitzpatrick
      Here's what it looked like on Blackcomb Mountain.
      Christie Fitzpatrick