Skiing the Blackcomb Glacier, Whistler B.C.

Superb weather trumped so so snow conditions on a January 29th, 2019 at Whistler. From past experience I knew that we’d have the sun at our backs, casting long shadows across the snow in the downhill direction. An added bonus was a stop to view the ice cave that resides at the terminus of the Blackcomb Glacier. I personally am not inclined to enter these caves, but many do. I was also testing the GoPro Hero 7 Black (chest mounted), which was a Christmas gift. I am quite impressed with the video quality and stabilization of this newer generation, especially compared to past models I have owned: Hero 2, Hero 3 Black and the Hero 5 Black. The improvements are quite noticeable, with no necessity to add software stabilization in post production. These sequences were filmed in 2.7K at 60 FPS with a flat profile, so I did employ basic color correction. The audio is also greatly improved….the “scritching” you can hear in this raw audio is due to my jacket zipper around the camera, as I had the camera harness on an inside layer.