Pros: has everything you could wish for
Cons: can have lots of people looking for the same thing
Whistler Blackcomb has enough terrain to make it suitable for a one week or even two week vacation without getting bored by repeating the same runs continually. The village also has enough nightlife and eating establishments to also avoid the same. And all this is without further need of a vehicle once you arrive. There is a reason why it is rated number one in North America.
Any place this popular also has the potential for crowds on holiday and weekends. But it is pretty easy to avoid the line ups with some planning or local knowledge.
1: as usual do not join the 9:30 skier hordes get on the hill as soon as the lifts open and you can get in 3-4 runs often in powder before any crowds arrive.
2: take an early lunch then get back on the hill by 11 eating areas can be packed at noon.
3: watch for the illuminated signboards indicating open and wait times before you off load on the chairs
and plan your route accordingly.
4: both mountains do have some flat sections Keep that speed up if you ever find yourself on a trail don't waste your time walking .
for good skiers
The area also gets lots of snow resulting in some bad light days when its best to avoid the alpine
On Whistler try skiing the garbonzo lift line or zeppo's never any crowds and good tree skiing with a nice pitch Blackcomb the top of 7th heaven can be flat light but it is often only at the very top. Once below that
it will lighten up. Glacier bowl is rarely bad for light.
on whistler when you hear the snow bombs finally stop get to the closest of either harmony or the peak chair asap.
Blackcomb ride the Glacier chair and watch for the gate to Spanky's to open.
Skiouts if your heading down before 3:00 there are no crowds
For skiouts best side on Whistler is Peak to Creek via Big Timber or Homerun
Blackcomb take Gearjammer and carry on.