Where are meet-ups most likely to occur? I assume all ability levels will gather at the same location, but if the layout of the mountain indicates otherwise, I'd be looking for the intermediates.
I don't really want to find myself staying on the other side of the mountain from morning meet-ups, apres, dinner, etc.
Meet up places and times are up to the Gathermeister but my assumption is that the most central, logical meet up place would be at the base of the Whistler Gondola which takes skiers as high up Whistler mountain as the Roundhouse and Peak to Peak Gondola. Also a couple hundred feet from the base of the Whistler Gondola is the Excalibur Gondola base which takes skiers part way up Blackcomb and then 2 more chair lift rides and the skier is at the Blackcomb side of the Peak to Peak Gondola.
If you are driving to the Whistler Village the big free parking lots are about 2-3 blocks from the Whistler Gondola base. The pay parking is less than a block from the Whistler Gondola. When I was skiing Blackcomb last May the pay parking was $8CDN/day or $30CDN for 30 consecutive days. I hope Vail doesn't raise the price.