Whistler Journals

Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Trip

A February 2004 trip to Whistler by Izzyvet

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Quote: Semi-business trip, mostly pleasure. We had a wonderful time in Whistler and would love to go back. Great ski mountain and village. We could see why Whistler competes with Vail every year as the top ski destination.

Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Trip

Overview

Whistler Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Fabulous ski area. We skied both Whistler and Blackcomb and tended to like the terrain in Blackcomb much better. Very good expert terrain. We had fabulous weather, so we did not need to worry about fog too much. You must get up to the Blackcomb glacier. You do need to ride a T-bar to get too it, which is more of a challenge for my snowboarder husband, but well worth it. Quick Tips: Take either gondola in the morning to Whistler or Blackcomb. They both leave from the center of town. I would plan on skiing a full day in each area, then decide which you like better. Also do watch out for fog and go either higher or lower to avoid it.Best Way To Get Around: We took the bus from Vanco...Read More
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We stayed at the Crystal Lodge, as it was the most reasonably priced option close to the lifts and within walking distance of my business conference. Very standard, but comfortable hotel accommodations. The room was not huge, but we had plenty of room for all of our ski stuff.

The location of this hotel is fantastic! We were a 2-minute walk to gondolas and very close to all the restaurants in the village. The staff was very friendly. They had a nice outdoor pool and hot tub, which we used a lot. I would definitely book this again.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2004

Crystal Lodge
4154 VILLAGE GREEN
Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4
1-604-932-2221

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Attraction | "Whistler / Blackcomb Resort"

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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We come from Colorado and our favorite ski area is Vail, so we were very interested to see why Whistler always competes with Vail as the best ski area in North America. Well, we found out! The mountain is HUGE (well, two mountains really)! You get the feel of really high alpine type skiing. The terrain is more rocky and cliffy that at Vail. Equal in terms of the variety of slopes, but you’re a little more isolated. The first day, we headed up Whistler Mountain and took the chair to the top of Whistler bowl. This is great expert skiing terrain. We headed back up and this time skied down Doom and Gloom to Dave Murray Downhill. This is a great, fast cruiser run. We played in the terrain par...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2004

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Whistler, British Columbia