Pros: Every type of terrain; fun village; more affordable than you would think
Cons: Variable snow conditions; can get crowded
I have no problem giving Whistler/Blackcomb the highest possible rating as it has everything you could want in a destination ski resort many times over. Want to ski on a glacier? Want moguls? Want to rack up the vertical on steep groomers? Want beautiful scenery in every direction? Want fun, playful cruisers? Want above-treeline alpine skiing for all ability levels? Want glades? Want to ski an Olympic Downhill? Want fast lifts? Want uncrowded runs? Whistler-Blackcomb has all of this and a lot more. While I can think of one of two resorts which might have more of one or two of these things, no place can provide all of these things like Whistler can. For Americans, Whistler is more affordable than you would expect. It exceeded my expectations and I hope to return.