Whistler/ Blackcomb is by far the best place ever to ride on snow. There are wide open spaces because of the size to do whatever you want to. The lift lines aren't that bad, usually worse at the bottom. It is the perfect place to try to begin either skiing or snowboarding. There is also always a lot of snow to play around in, especially with our family since we are from Atlanta, GA! The schools are great with good prices. The food is good, too. My dad doesn't ski or snowboard, so instead he wanders to Whistler Village, which is only a five minute walk. There is a ton of stuff to do there with great restaraunts, stores, and even a theatre to watch the hottest movies! I can hardly wait to go back there this spring break!