Whistler Things to Do

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    Ski haven

    by spadooks Written Feb 14, 2006

    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.
    Highly recommended!

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    Ski Whistler-Blackcomb

    by scargo Written Dec 26, 2004
    Whistler Valley & mountains from Whistler Saddle

    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. (:

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    Snowboard!

    by InFlames Written Apr 22, 2004

    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!!

    Huge mountains!

    oh i forgot!!! Mountains bike!

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    Bear tours

    by Pat&ZoAnn Updated Nov 11, 2003
    Black bear viewed from the comfort of our vehicle

    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.

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    Skiing Blackcomb Mountain

    by MM212 Updated Feb 26, 2012
    Blackcomb Mt @ Glacier Creek - 1545m (Feb 2012)
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    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.

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    Skiing Whistler Mountain

    by MM212 Updated Feb 26, 2012
    Whistler Peak, seen from Roundhouse Lodge, Feb 12
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    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.

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    Peak 2 Peak

    by MM212 Updated Mar 11, 2012
    Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Feb 2012
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    One of the most spectacular gondola rides around, the Peak 2 Peak gondola links Blackcomb Mountain with Whistler Mountain. The two are separated by a deep valley and each contains a large and separate skiable domaine. Catch these red Peak 2 Peak gondolas in either direction from Rendezvous Lodge in Blackcomb to Roundhouse Lodge in Whistler Mountain. They travel 4.4 kms in 12 minutes in a U-shaped trip down the valley, from an altitude of 1850 metres and back up to the same altitude at the opposite end. The views are breathtakingly beautiful, so bring a camera! This gondola makes it much easier to ski the two mountains on the same day.

    For more photos from this amazing ride, take a look at the travelogue: Peak 2 Peak

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    Whistler Village

    by MM212 Updated Mar 3, 2012
    Whistler Village by night, Feb 2012
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    The centre of Whistler, where most of the restaurants, shops, bars and hotels are located, is known as Whistler Village. The main thoroughfare is a pedestrianised zone with a couple of main squares and is also where the Whistler Mountain ski slopes converge, at the low altitude of 675 metres. This area is larger than most ski towns I've been to and it can get quite crowded and noisy during peak season even until late night.

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    Farmers' Market

    by Albernfrau Updated Jul 4, 2006

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    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

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    Walk the village

    by RickinDutch Written Oct 20, 2005

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    Fall colors Main street - Whistler
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    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.

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    Admire the Views from Everywhere

    by Albernfrau Written Jul 3, 2006

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    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!

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    Eat the Best Cinnamon Bun of Your Life

    by Albernfrau Written Jul 3, 2006

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    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!!!

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    Downhill Mountain biking

    by canadacutey Written Jun 2, 2003

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    this could be you

    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!

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    Skiing!!!!!!!

    by Wilson Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    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.

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