As I mentioned in my other thread. In mid January I am going to Whistler/Blackcomb for the first time. I was not expecting to be taking a big mountain trip this year so I haven't had much time to research the place. I was looking at the trail map and I am drooling. I have a lot of questions for you locals/regulars. I am a fairly advanced boarder and I will be with a group of people whose skills range from intermediate to advanced.
The first and most obvious question is. Where are the best spots to get some nice powder runs (if at all possible). Are there parts of the mountain(s) that get better snow than others? Any spots to avoid?
I see that there is a glacier inbounds on Blackcomb. Can you ride on it? Do you need a guide to avoid crevasses. When I hear glacier, I keep thinking of Chamonix where people die in cravasses on a regular basis.
When the snow is tracked up, where should I be?
Any any good places to eat/drink in the village. We will be staying near the base of Blackcomb. Recommendations?
Where can I park the car on the cheap?
Any other helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
If it is open you want to ride Peak, Harmony and Symphany chairs on Whistler. if you are on Blackcomb head into Spanky's if it is open. Parking is free Creekside and I think the lower main lot at the main village is as well but the walk is a little much and there is a free shuttle. Dusty's Creekside is a great place for appies and cocktails. Also be sure to hit up Splitz Burgers for one of the most affordable and tastey burgers at Whistler (North Village). You don't need to worry about cravasses in bounds.
I would like to offer more inside info for you.....but this is an online forum and some things just arent meant to be broadcast.....