For me, this is one of themost beautiful places in the whole world!!!
I have been to this place twice already and Im looking forward to a 3rd, 4th, 100th time!!!
Whistler is a christmas village - everything you see in a snow-filled christmas movie - remember ths gremlins?
Lot's of stuff to do. Go up the Gondola, take the cable car to the topmost peak. You can ski or just simply stroll (if you can't ski). The cable car going down is breath-taking and the sight is just marvelous. There are lots of souveneir shops and restaurants in the village. A wide choice of hotels too. The natives are quite friendly.
During the summer months, starting from $25 you can take the gondola up the mountain to do some alpine hiking and/or biking. It is wonderful! very scenic and if you're lucky the locals will take you on a tour to see the bears! Don't forget to bring some warm clothes-it gets chilly up their!!
I was looking for a beginners slope. I am a novice, skiiing once every three years. So, every three years, I am a beginner.
I am used to the "bunny hills" in some ski resorts in Southern Caliofrnia. So when we went to Whistler and took a gondola for the beginner's slope, I was a bit concerned when after several minutes, we were still on the gondola without any sight of where to unload.
It was a long way down for a gently sloping beginner's slope. It made my knees really tired. But it was a great ride.
Just to review my turns again, I enrolled in a ski class. My ski instructor is a young lady from Australia, who goes from country to country to teach skiing.
What a lucky girl, to see the world by using what she likes doing most - skiing.
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Two trips now to Whistler-Blackcomb. Pre-Christmas trips, both times. 2003 was pretty good conditions. December 14-17, 2004 was not so good. The lower half was ice or mush and hard on skis. I found a few good runs up on top. I think I prefer Blackcomb, for pure, advanced, alpine skiing. But, I have yet to ski powder there in December. (:
Got to go to Whistler/Blackcomb!
Not to miss!
A lot of ***!
Banf! Lake Louise!
Ski, kayak, snowboard, fishing, hunting, canot, Vtt, seadoo, boat!!!! etc!! Hiking! dahh
There's so much to do there!!
You gotta go to see it!!
oh i forgot!!! Mountains bike!
This is the reason we came to Whistler. Our guide was renowned bear expert Michael Allen.
We started at the base of Whistler Mountain just before daybreak, and the guide took us up both Whistler and Blackcomb to areas he knew bears would be feeding. Unfortunately, the bears had mostly finished feeding just before we were there, but we did get up close and personal with a couple of them.
As well as bears, the view was quite spectacular. Click here to view a short video of BC wildlife, including the bear we saw. May not work with dial-up connection.
Blackcomb Mountain is the (slightly) higher of the two skiable mountains at Whistler. It rises to an altitude of 2,440 metres, but the highest skiable point is Horstman Hut, at 2,284 metres, while the base, at Blackcomb Daylodge, is at 685m. This mountain lies to the east of Whistler Mountain, and both are roughly the same size in terms of skiing and number of runs and are equally fun and challenging. When I visited in February 2012, I spent two days on Blackcomb Mountain (and only one day on Whistler) only because I was staying in the upper Village (the bottom of Blackcomb Mountain is located in the upper Whistler Village, right next to the Fairmont Hotel). The two mountains are connected by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola up top, and the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola at the base.
Whistler Mountain rises to an altitude of 2,182 metres and is skiable from its peak to the main Village base at 675 metres. It is connected to Blackcomb Mountain by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola near the top and the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola at the base. Both mountains are of equal size and offer challenging and beginner level skiing. I spent one day on Whistler Mountain in Feb 2012 (and two on Blackcomb), so I did not get to experience the entire mountain. That day I spent mostly in the Harmony and Symphony bowls, which face Blackcomb Mountain and offer excellent skiing in open areas and between trees.
The Farmers' Market is great for buying fruits, veggies, crafts, dog treats, souvenirs, etc. The boxes of raspberries were my favourite purchase $4/box. Farmer's Market is every Sunday 11am - 4pm
The main village was about a half mile from the Four Seasons, and most of it through Lost Lake Park. It was well lit at night. Fall colors were in.
Everywhere in Whistler offers a fabulous view of the mountains. Make sure to get away from all the crowds and stop and take a moment to recognize how beautiful this place is!
Not kidding; head to Hot Buns on Sunshine Alley and have a cinnamon bun with chocolate icing! It will give you quite the rush first thing in the morning. These buns are HOT!!!
When the snow melts, the lower portion of the mountain, becomes a mecca for mountain biking.With all levels represented, there are trails for everyone.Come out and enjoy!
Skiing....what else !!!!! Some of the best runs in all of North America. Plus, you get two mountains right next together. A skier's dream.