Paul Kimbrough and John Wells have a monster day in the Blackcomb backcountry. December 18, 2011 John & Paul decided to take a weekend trip up from Mt. Baker to sample the goods at Whistler/Blackcomb. A short 2.5 hour drive from Bellingham Blackcomb has world renowned backcountry access and a little new snow never hurts. With 10-15 cms overnight and a clearing trend forming, the high pressure was a good sign that the alpine would open.