I was there in the spring... lower mountain was essentially closed and trees were pretty bare. All we could ski was the big stuff on the upper mountain. But if you think the back bowls and the cliffs on the other side of Couloir Extreme aren't at all technical... I seriously don't know what's wrong with you. And ya I saw the lower glades and trees (even though we couldn't ski them because there was no snow) and it looked a lot like technical east coast skiing. I was making a comparison between big mountain skiing and trees skiing though... So I don't know what you're all upset about. I was at Whistler Blackcomb for only 6 days and it really wasn't enough to explore everything I wanted to, but it was still some of the best skiing I've ever done, and a totally different kind compared to the east coast.
Well OK, first you "did all the hard stuff", and now you were only there 6 days and half the mountain was closed.
I didn't say the back bowls and cliffs on the other side of Couloir extreme weren't technical - you put up a picture of one of the jewel bowls-? The other side of Couloir Extreme is the Glacier chair stuff, so OK again. This is the backside of Spanky's with the bowls - tough, challenging, sure. Technical, ummm, no, not really.
And how can you tell that's not tight tree skiing from an entrance shot that looks virtually straight up at my bud? Hey, whatever. For those that can't see 180 degrees from that picture, here's the other side.
I was making a comparison between big mountain skiing and trees skiing though. "West is big skiing, East is technical skiing, even on a powder day." Well no, not really.