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Dude. I request twp queen beds so we can fuck in one bed then sleep in the other...
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A lot of people there were dicks? Other than the people that worked on the mountain (lots of Ausie's) just about every person I asked for directions to a trail gave me a snide response.

To top it all off the Hotel we were staying in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler stuck my wife and I in a shitty room with 2 queen beds. I told the asshole receptionist that this was our honeymoon and asked him to please give us a King size bed he told me that wasn't happening and to deal with the room we got. Assholes. You know what fuck Whistler/Blackcomb!!! The more I think about this trip the angrier I get.

If I could take back this honeymoon and go to a tropical resort instead I would do it in a heartbeat.
Agreed. This reminds me of a very bad experience there...

very arrogant and assholish people
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I wonder if the size of the winter crowds just burns out the staff. We went there last summer for a few days and found everyone very pleasant. Didn't have a single complaint. But the crowd size was quite reasonable, about what you'd get walking around downtown on a friday night.


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Goes to show you how much weather can impact an experience.. I have been up there twice and had amazing experiences. The most recent trip was 6 years ago in the middle of one of those 50+ inch in 5 days cycles. It was unreal.

We did the first tracks thing one day and then on our last day of riding, met a super friendly local who gave us an early heads up on the peak chair being opened. We got in-line early, watched people hucking off of Air Jordan and followed him left off the chair when most were going right. I remember he lead us to a fun, narrow chute. As an east coaster and one of my first times west it was definitely a new experience.

My group loved the trip... lone bad experience was me making the wrong call on direction towards a run out and having to crawl my way out chest deep powder.
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Dude. I request twp queen beds so we can fuck in one bed then sleep in the other...
If it were any other trip I would be totally fine with this. My wife and I (before we got married) have done this plenty of times before. As a matter of fact I prefer it at times. Its nice having your own bed to sprawl out on. BUT this was our honeymoon and we looked forward to a nice, romantic, luxurious getaway not a room suited for 2 dudes on a ski trip. The place was a sham and I complained to the travel agency and the hotel.

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I wonder if the size of the winter crowds just burns out the staff. We went there last summer for a few days and found everyone very pleasant. Didn't have a single complaint. But the crowd size was quite reasonable, about what you'd get walking around downtown on a friday night.
Other than the unaccommodating receptionist at the hotel everybody that worked at Whistler was great. The staff on the mountain, the bar tenders, waiters, etc were are very nice. The assholes were the skiers on the mountains. Not a single one of them was helpful or friendly.

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I'm truly sorry for your experience man.

My gf and I have had *some* good days up there but have also been lucky with having a guy we know (with about 40yrs WB experience) show us around some of the stashes.

That said, we were up there on monday and were just thoroughly pissed off by many different incidents during the day. Decided then and there to not bother again.

I did get a good drop on one of the horseshoes over on harmony which would've been the highlight of my day... other than that, nah...

Hope you can find somewhere to head to make up for it. Plenty great places left to see
Thanks for your sympathy bro. Shit happens and I guess I will have to deal with it. Hopefully my next trip won't be this bad. Thinking Mammoth or Utah depending on the conditions.
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Sorry to hear that the trip was disappointing (especially with it being your honeymoon), but I gotta say that I love Whistler. Granted I live in Seattle so it is an easier/cheaper trip for me, but I have been there 10+ times and have enjoyed it every single time. The snow hasn’t always been great (no resort can do that) but the combo of the huge mountains and fun village never let me down.

I have only been there for one “honeymoon type” trip (anniversary weekend getaway with my wife) and that was in August so it was a totally different trip. Every other trip has been a guys weekend in the spring, Bachelor party in July and big group trips with friends in the Feb-March timeframe. These types of trips are much better at Whistler because the village is such a fun place to hang with friends.

One thing I will say about the mountains. They are so big and so crowded at times, it really helps to know where to go. There are so many lame crowded runs, but there are also many amazing runs with a lot of fun stuff off the beaten path, but you have to know where to find those places. If not, you just get overwhelmed and lost on the mountain. And obviously if you are there with a lot of snow….it’s awesome.

Again, sorry the honeymoon wasn't what you were hoping for.
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I've never hit whistler, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but I've heard their powder is like boarding through mashed potatoes, while the rockies powder is much drier, lighter, powdery lol

This year I've hit Fernie, Sunshine, Lake Louise, Kimberley, and Nakiska in the Alberta/BC border area, and rarely have I found ice. A few days we've had hardpack this year but there are always runs with some good snow. Also the fact that there are 9-10 really good resorts within a 5 hour drive of Calgary (population 1.2 mil or so) means that the lift lines aren't bad. Mid-week you can ski right on most chairs, and even weekends I move around on the hills and hit lifts that I never have to wait for.

Sorry your trip sucked, I'd hate to plan something for so long, and be so stoked, only to have it not turn out. BTW I've had two Jay Peak, VT trips in the past year and it was great each time. Also quite cheap. Maybe time to do a trip there to make you forget about the honeymoon?
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I've never hit whistler, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but I've heard their powder is like boarding through mashed potatoes, while the rockies powder is much drier, lighter, powdery lol
Ha, yeah that's def a generalisation. Everywhere depends on temps etc. Sometimes snow out here is heavy for sure... not always, sometimes... yes probably most def more so than the interior.
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$4500 for 3 days riding?!?! What else did you do?

Snow is a fickle beast. If you got a foot of fresh each day you would have left with a different story.

Have not ridden WB but if you look at how close it is to the biggest city in Western Canada that shit will be tracked even when they get pow. Hopefully it does not put you off riding in Canada. Come see us in Banff and we will sort you out!

So many runs so little time.
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