By Vernon Felton

The end is nigh….

When it’s not dumping rain in the pacific northwest, snow flurries are drifting down, leaves are dumping off the trees and Old Man Winter seems to have shed his walker, colostomy bag and oxygen tanks–he’s pissed this time around and is coming early. Which means that the window on easy-riding-days is rapidly closing. Hello, mud, crippled drivetrains and daily bouts with mild hypothermia. Goodbye, hero dirt.

Whistler put this last Force of Nature video out to remind us all that there are just a few (12, as of today) days left to ride the park. It’s a bitter sweet moment…and a very cool video.