Unmatched in the Western Hemisphere

by: azmedic2007 - Feb 3, 2011

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Long Runs, Great Arpes

    Cons: Lift Lines can be long

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011

Full review

Where else can you ski 2 huge mountains and ride a world record holding gondola all on one lift ticket? This resort offers tremendously long runs and can challenge even the most adept skier. The tree skiing is good but I have to say does not stack up to Heavenly Valley in Tahoe. The groomers are long and wide and this is one of the few resorts I've been to where some of the black diamond runs are groomed. This is one of the few opportunities to be able to ski the downhill run used in the 2010 Olympics (Dave Murray Downhill). When you're tired and beat from skiing, you can recharge in Whistler Village where the energy never stops surging well into the wee hours of the morning. Cuisine for every pallet can be found in the village. Shops and pubs abound in the village and cater to the tourist crowd. If you haven't come to Whistler-Blackcomb before, I highly encourage you to make this resort a must-see on your ski resort card...you won't be disappointed.