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Things to do in Whistler with 19 year old son.

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Me and my 19 year old son are leaving for Whistler tomorrow. What kind of apres-ski or night time activities are there? I was there last month in a guys trip, but we basically skied hard during the day and mellowed out in the evening.

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Bobsled/skeleton if the track is still running, zip lining, snow bunny watching...

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I suspect if your too tied after skiing your 19 year old will be able to find plenty of action on his own.

Legal age here is 19.

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Me and my 19 year old son are leaving for Whistler tomorrow. What kind of apres-ski or night time activities are there? I was there last month in a guys trip, but we basically skied hard during the day and mellowed out in the evening.


Treat him like one of the guys.  Ski hard, treat him to a couple drinks and he'll likely mellow out like the old man. 

 

The tradeoff of a couple drinks with dinner is to mellow out like the old man so no tired, hungover, injury prone teen skiing the next day.

 

Unless of course the old man is looking for carousing partner in which case you are both in hog heaven in Whistler village.

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I don;t know about the evenings as I don't party late like I did when I was younger, but if you are both good skiers, why not take the Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinic with him or treat him to a day of Heli.  Those memories will last a lifetime while a late night out will be forgotten by morn.

 

Good luck and have fun!

 

Rick G

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I don;t know about the evenings as I don't party late like I did when I was younger, but if you are both good skiers, why not take the Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinic with him or treat him to a day of Heli.  Those memories will last a lifetime while a late night out will be forgotten by morn.

 

Good luck and have fun!

 

Rick G


Steeps and Heli are great suggestions. 

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Thanks rickg and EP. I'm actually thinking about doing EC if he does ok the first  day. He's hardly skied the last 4 years, but he has done black runs in Heavenly and Vail, so I think he's good enough. We shall see.

 

As far as the carousing partner is concerned, I resemble that remark :)

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Thanks rickg and EP. I'm actually thinking about doing EC if he does ok the first  day. He's hardly skied the last 4 years, but he has done black runs in Heavenly and Vail, so I think he's good enough. We shall see.

 

As far as the carousing partner is concerned, I resemble that remark :)


Getting some lessons would be good for first day if he hasn't skied in a while.  Builds up confidence and if you are there for a few days, doing it every day can be fun (meet other people his age and skill level) and can really push you up the learning curve.

 

You both sign up for half day and you can ski together after lunch.

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Ski, eat, drink, sleep, repeat.  You're over thinking this.

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I've done several trips with my mid-20's sons the last few years--one at a time because they never have the same time off--and I used to worry about keeping them interested. Turns out they like the same program as I do--ski hard, relax, eat dinner, relax, sleep (and both of the use the week to catch up on their sleep--they're both med students).  Only difference is relaxing for me is reading a book, for them it's a laptop--email, facebook, videos, and movies they bring. I don't think they'd be happy if we stayed at a place without WiFi. I think they get enough nightlife back at school and actually prefer trips with me because there isn't the social pressure to go out and party every night. 

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