Blackcomb - Canada

// Development BackgroundCirca 2000, Windows XP and its server counterpart Windows Server 2003 (codenamed Whistler) were planned to be followed-up by a major release of Windows that was codenamed Blackcomb (both codenames refer to the Whistler-Blackcomb resort) and scheduled for a 2005 release. Major features were planned for Blackcomb, including an emphasis on searching and querying data and an advanced storage system to enable such scenarios. In this context, a feature mentioned by Bill Gates for Blackcomb was "a pervasive typing line that will recognize the sentence that typing in."Later

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mistify :

My husband and I are thinking of traveling to Whistler-Blackcomb for the first week of December. Is it likely that all runs will be open at this time? Any advice? I'm a blue-black skier...hubby can ski the black with no problem.

Frederick :
"I just returned from Whistler last week. It was absolutely beautiful up there this time of year... Anyway, the locals seem to think the mountain will be fully open mid-late November. They opened on the 6th (Nov) last year and they were all giddy about that, but they said the norm is 18NOV or so. I can't speak to the difficulty of the mountain but the lift had a sign that said something to the effect of "Runs Available for all Experience Levels." You'll have a great time; I wish I could go back!!!!!"
Barbados Chick :
"No one can predict the weather and in recent years it has been pretty whacky. Good luck - you will love it no matter what. We are home sick for our BC mountains and related activities, but trying hard to enjoy the sea while here :0)"
superrrmodel :
"The season opens on November 23. "
Nephroid :

I'm planning a trip to Whistler/Blackcomb next February but was wondering if it was worth holding out for the better hotel deals in April. How is the weather at that time of year? Last season I was up there at the end of January and it was amazing.

mied s :
"Whistler is awesome. i live 6 hours away and i still went up 3 times last season. feb is pretty sick they usuall get pretty good pow. april is fun spring riding for like hitting the park. in april it's fun to ride to the bottom because its so slushy, but up top it's fine."
johnnyonthespot :
"Feb for snow, April for slush/partying."
zzzzz :
"Been there in both months. In April the snow gets really slushy and heavy at the bottom (and sometimes up top). The weather is unreal in April though, plan on skiing in short sleeves everywhere except the peak and coming home with the goggle tan. I think February is your better choice though, more fresh snow, no crazy temperature changes (in the spring you need to shed gloves, coat and hat at bottom of lift, then whe nyou get to the top the wind will kick your ass) the conditions are also better with lighter snow which is easier on your legs. Although the nightlife in April is unreal, its also really good in February, so it shouldnt be a deal breaker."
phillyfyter :

I am looking to replace the quando wheels that cam on my Blackcomb

poozank :
"The "Quando" wheels are crap so is the bike buy a new bike"
mirageguitarworks :
"Well, the answer above just about says it. Quando wheels are made just for Walmart Mongooses and are very low quality, and upgrading the bike to good wheels will cost more than the bike did. Just for fun, check who has the lowest pricing on wheelsets that I have ever seen. You may get mad at me, but each time "Mongoose Blackcomb" becomes a subject I say the same thing. Don't buy it, and if you do, don't ride it on anything other than the road or rail-trails, and if you do, expect to replace the bike within a year."


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Date: 2008-02-04 22:44:25

Insane skiier jumping off a huge cliff at Whistler Blackcomb mountain.

Date: 2008-02-04 22:44:25

A great pic of starlight tubing on Blackcomb mountain in Whistler.

Date: 2008-02-04 22:44:25

Windows 7 (previously codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is scheduled to be the next major client version of Microsoft Windows

Date: 2008-02-04 22:44:25

Industry sources have confirmed the shipment to "key partners" of an early version of Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista. The new Microsoft operating system was previously code named Blackcomb Vienna and is likely to be introduced in the second half of 2009.

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