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The most AWESOMEST trip ever!!! I cannot put into words what a fantastic time we had at Whistler so I'll say it in pictures!

The weather was great, the snow was great the people were friendly and polite.


Windy and blowing snow at the Roundhouse Lodge.


Apparently Whistler is a natural habitiat for Bears! Hmm could it be the snow?


Top of Whistler Peak.


Trail markers with the Black Tusk in the background.

T
The Saddle - Top of Whistler Peak


Rippin' down Ridge Runner. Great cruising run on Blackcomb.


Symphony Amphitheater.


Check out the snow on the side of The Harmony Hut Tea House!


G.S. looking down to bottom of Harmony Express.


Founder's Run near the bottom of Symphony Amphitheater.


Snow covered Inukshuk.
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Originally Posted by Bravosarah View Post
The most AWESOMEST trip ever!!! I cannot put into words what a fantastic time we had at Whistler so I'll say it in pictures!

The weather was great, the snow was great the people were friendly and polite.




Apparently Whistler is a natural habitiat for Bears! Hmm could it be the snow?
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This made me chuckle!

Looks like you had a fantastic time.
Yet another place on my list of "must go to"'s
post #3 of 13

W/B Food Chain

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
This made me chuckle!
If you ski Whistler/Blackcomb woods - especially in the spring - be aware of your position in the food chain. "Slow skiers" needs to be added to the sign as a "key food group" !!!

1/17/08, Botom of Where's Joe, Blackcomb
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post #4 of 13
^lol.
post #5 of 13
I remember our Whistler Trip. It was excellent even though we didn't receive any snow and the peaks were closed 90% of the time we were there due to high winds. Even when they were open the visibility was so low that, combined with the lack of trees on the upper portions, you could hardly tell if you were going up or down nor could you see slight changes in the terrain right in front of you. Made for some humorous moments. I think we hit the Ridge Run 3 or 4 times in a row we likes it so much.



It has so many runs we couldn't decide!
post #6 of 13
kewlguy, that top pic looks just like skiing in scotland for 90% of the time
post #7 of 13

Great pics

I'l be in Whistler with my family from this Friday to next. I haven't been there myself since 1989. I loved it then and we're really excited about this trip.I'll be showing my kids (12 +10) your pics to ensure fever pitch is reached before arrival. Any insider advice, having just been there? Places to eat, don't misses etc.

Ken
post #8 of 13
Everything you need is in the Village, where are you staying?

My 3 hungry friends and I went to the local Mongolian Grill and found out after we made our bowls that they charge by weight :0 We are used to BD's Mongolian Grill, it's 1 bowl or all you can eat. Oops! It was good after a hard day of boarding and skiing though.

The Irish pub at the bottom of the main lift has great breakfast in the morning and is very popular when the lifts close for 1 or 2 or .. okay you have the kids so 1

There is actually a small grocery store in the Market.

Be sure to have waffles at mid mountain for breakfast or lunch. On Blackcomb if remember correctly, I think it's the Crystal Hut.

You'll be there for a week and it won't be long enough
post #9 of 13
Thanks. I will be at the Greystone at the base of Blackcomb. Shuttle to the village is close by.
Nothing beats a pint at the end of a ski day. As long as they serve hot chocolate for the kids we're laughing..
post #10 of 13
Oh yes, that seemed like a great place to stay. I went last year, the night we arrived was my birthday and my cousin and I stayed out much to late and had way to much to drink. The next day we went down some of the runs that end at the base where you are staying and my legs could not do one more run. I tried to take a shuttle but found they only take Canadian dollars! So be sure you have either CAN dollars for it or have a shuttle pass from your hotel.
post #11 of 13
No problem, I get paid in CAN dollars. The website says:

Greystone Lodge is also on the free shuttle bus route to Whistler Village for shopping and dining.

I assume I'll get a pass from Greystone.

Forecast says snow this Sunday at Whistler. Tough to work ,knowing I'll be skiing there this Saturday.
post #12 of 13
Nice Pics,
I was there from the 9th to the 16th of February. Had a great time. I took many of the same pictures on the one truly beautiful sunshine day we had. A week wasn't long enought. We will do ten days next year for sure. We stayed at the fairmont at the base of blackcomb. Merlins at Blackcomb is great for Apres as well.
Good restaurant we ate at
21 Steps
Monks
Carumba
Chao Thyme
The tandoori Grill was good if you like Indian food.

Earls was okay as was, Bavarian
post #13 of 13
HI Bravo
I was in Whistler for the same time frame, had an excellent time. To top it off I did some cat-skiing with Powder Mountain, absolutely incredible, this snow was SICK!! Sounds like you had just as good time as I did, I hope to do it again soon.
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