Whistler / Blackcomb: What a big mountain
If you have considered Whistler/Blackcomb but
never finalized the decision you have shortchanged yourself. The
mountain is huge at 8,171 skiable acres and a 5280 vertical. You
might cry when you see it and then you will weep when you have
- The size of the mountain and the
- Blackcomb Glacier
- The VIllage
- Skied out base areas with toasted
- Calendars that makes us go back
- Rain can dampen the lower
- 2 Mountains 33 lifts, 8171 acres, 5180
vertical, 200+ trails. Why are you still reading this?
- 30 feet of snow annually
- Peak Chair on Whistler for steep, bumped,
bowl skiing and Couloir extreme on Blackcomb for fear
- Cruisers off of Solar coaster and
excelerator on Blackcomb
- Harmony Express lift on Whistler gets you
the trees, the bumps the groomed all in one
- Whistler Kids provides excellent
instruction and a ton of fun for the young ones
- The Village for food and nightlife is
unlike anything in any ski town in North America
- The U.S. Dollar goes a long way in
Canada. More money mean more days skiing.
- Accomodations in the Village afford you
the opportunity to stroll after a big meal and great Skiing
- Simply the best place for a ski vacation
on the planet
Guide Review - Whistler / Blackcomb: What a
big mountain looks like
My days at Whistler always begin with a stroll
through the village and they end the exact same way. Aside from
that, everything else is different. With 200+ runs you might not
ski the same line twice but there are so many epic places to
make turns that you inevitably find your happy spot and never go
anywhere else. You must however, get over to Blackcomb glacier.
Put your skis over your shoulder and hike to the lip of the
glacier and take the long 7 mile trip to the bottom. Itís a must
to end your day.
Two mountains make things complicated because
every morning I have to argue with my husband over which Gondola
to take. Do we head to Blackcomb or do we head to Whistler? Let
me see do I want the glacier, the chutes, some glades or some
wide open groomers?
The on mountain restaurants are incredible and
they rival the dozens found in the Village down below where the
night can envelope you and carry you to the lift lines in the
Try the early morning fresh tracks option and
you get breakfast on the mountain and a shot at the mountain
before the rest of the people in line waiting for the first ride
to the top.
I could tell you to get to peak chair, harmony
express, seventh heaven or the glaciers on Blackcomb, but I
wonít. Take a chair to the top and just explore this magnificent
mountain for a few days and fall in love with the gentle rises
and the abrupt endings.
This place is magical and you will soon find
yourself booked for a trip on an annual basis.