An English guy in Whistler

Whistler ski trail map

So you’ve read the stories and seen the articles about the endless lift lines and crowded slopes, but still people flock to the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb in their thousands to experience what Whistler has to offer, and you must be wondering why? Well the answer is; that when it snows, it is truly the most magical place on earth to ski or snowboard.

The terrain on offer at Whistler Blackcomb is absolutely second to none. Once you make it out of the village and on to the ski hill your playground for the day is 8,200 acres of terrain varying from perfectly groomed inbounds trails, to the worlds best terrain parks and a learning area that offers perfect progression opportunities for those strapping them on for the first time.

But it is what’s on offer when it snows that really draws the people to Whistler. With more than 40 feet of average annual snow fall, a powder day will always only be around the corner. The tree skiing is incredible, it seems as though the tree runs are man-made as the trees are perfectly spaces apart, the back bowls are so open and inviting you just want to rip as fast as you can and then there is some steep and challenging terrain to get the heart rate up when needs

Yeah sure you may have to wait in line for lifts and the queue for a hamburger at lunch may sometimes make you wonder why you bothered coming here. But if you can embrace the laidback Whistler culture and the vibe that you feel when in the town and on the hill, you will never want to leave, and when you do eventually have to call it quits, you will spend your nights dreaming of your return.

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Jon Cox said:

We went in Jan 2006 for a 10 day chalet trip – had 2.6m powder in that time with 1m in one night – truly unbelievable skiing and no real queues as it was out of holiday times – the wild Australia Day celebrations are awesome too!

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