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Old 08-16-2012, 10:42 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Ok after several months, I have had more time to really think about this and here is what I have to say about Whistler. And I want people to understand it not just about the conditions, it is about the total experience.

My trip was not as enjoyable because:
1- The hotel. Supposed to be a 4 1/2 start resort but could barely pass for a 3 star. Also they were not very accommodating.
2- The price. It cost a small fortune for a 5 day trip. Totally not worth it. I purchased everything at a discounted rate so I got it at the cheapest price possible.
3- Conditions. Icey at some parts, overcrowded (even though we went during the weekdays), snow was shitty and visibility was poor.
4- People (not the staff but the skiers) there sucked. I've never met more arrogant and rude people in my life. Worse than the NYC Subway. I thought Canadians were easy going and nice people but I was wrong. Canadian Skiers are the biggest pricks I've ever met.
5- Distance. It took an entire day just to get there. Just not worth it.

All in all, Whistler is more like a Disney world rather than a ski resort. Yeah, its huge and you get 2 mountains to chose from but if they were busy on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday then I don't even want to know what it would be like on the weekend.

I would never go back to Whistler. I experienced the hype that it was. With the amount of money I spent on this trip I could have gone to Antigua for a week followed by a week at Utah or Tahoe. If you live in the Northwest I suggest that you go for it, but if you live anywhere else save your money and go somewhere else.
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4- People (not the staff but the skiers) there sucked. I've never met more arrogant and rude people in my life. Worse than the NYC Subway. I thought Canadians were easy going and nice people but I was wrong. Canadian Skiers are the biggest pricks I've ever met.
I imagine this may have more to do with it being the "it" hill to go to than us Canucks in general! In the Canadian rockies you do meet some pricks but generally I've met great people on the hills here.

Also, it's been our culture for a while now that we are perceived as weak, easy going Canada, vs. the perception of Americans as in your face, aggressive and strong. There has been a shift to try to get us to be more assertive as a society and maybe you saw a bit of that? Maybe we're going too far? IF SO FUCK IT!!!!! lol
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I imagine this may have more to do with it being the "it" hill to go to than us Canucks in general! In the Canadian rockies you do meet some pricks but generally I've met great people on the hills here.

Also, it's been our culture for a while now that we are perceived as weak, easy going Canada, vs. the perception of Americans as in your face, aggressive and strong. There has been a shift to try to get us to be more assertive as a society and maybe you saw a bit of that? Maybe we're going too far? IF SO FUCK IT!!!!! lol
I've heard and always thought that Canadians were supposed to be super nice easy going people.
I went to Mexico a couple years ago & I couldn't believe how rude & obnoxious almost all the Canadians that I encountered there were.
I was very embarrassed to be Canadian, even though the Mexicans still disliked Americans far more than Canadians. I don't think I came across one American douche bag. I went as far as getting a Canadian flag painted on the side of my neck.
But I can say that the Mexican women sure like blond hair, blue eyed guys.

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I've heard and always thought that Canadians were supposed to be super nice easy going people.
I went to Mexico a couple years ago & I couldn't believe how rude & obnoxious almost all the Canadians that I encountered there were.
I was very embarrassed to be Canadian, even though the Mexicans still disliked Americans far more than Canadians. I don't think I came across one American douche bag. I went as far as getting a Canadian flag painted on the side of my neck.
But I can say that the Mexican women sure like blond hair, blue eyed guys.

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Maybe we're so damn nice all the time we have to let it all out on vacation?!? lol

I've had good days and bad days on the slopes all over North America. Some of the best vibes I get from people are at Jay Peak, VT and Fernie, BC. They both feel like hippy towns where people are more worried about having a good time than causing a scene. I find the opposite at Blue Mountain, ON and Sunshine, AB where it's every man for himself!
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You didn't happen to see the new Burton board with Animal on it did chya?

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Ok after several months, I have had more time to really think about this and here is what I have to say about Whistler. And I want people to understand it not just about the conditions, it is about the total experience.

My trip was not as enjoyable because:
1- The hotel. Supposed to be a 4 1/2 start resort but could barely pass for a 3 star. Also they were not very accommodating.
2- The price. It cost a small fortune for a 5 day trip. Totally not worth it. I purchased everything at a discounted rate so I got it at the cheapest price possible.
3- Conditions. Icey at some parts, overcrowded (even though we went during the weekdays), snow was shitty and visibility was poor.
4- People (not the staff but the skiers) there sucked. I've never met more arrogant and rude people in my life. Worse than the NYC Subway. I thought Canadians were easy going and nice people but I was wrong. Canadian Skiers are the biggest pricks I've ever met.
5- Distance. It took an entire day just to get there. Just not worth it.

All in all, Whistler is more like a Disney world rather than a ski resort. Yeah, its huge and you get 2 mountains to chose from but if they were busy on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday then I don't even want to know what it would be like on the weekend.

I would never go back to Whistler. I experienced the hype that it was. With the amount of money I spent on this trip I could have gone to Antigua for a week followed by a week at Utah or Tahoe. If you live in the Northwest I suggest that you go for it, but if you live anywhere else save your money and go somewhere else.
Holy crap. Someone shut down this thread please.

Yes yes, people have a bad time at Whis. We know... and people will continue to go there.

Oh and deeken, you probably didn't encounter many Canadians. Not sure they have them up there any more
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Holy crap. Someone shut down this thread please.

Yes yes, people have a bad time at Whis. We know... and people will continue to go there.

Oh and deeken, you probably didn't encounter many Canadians. Not sure they have them up there any more

Pretty sure Whistler is 90% Aussie/Kiwi
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Pretty sure Whistler is 90% Aussie/Kiwi
This might upset some people, but when i ride i get stoned with my friends and then i just dont care anymore. I enjoy riding by myself at my tempo and i found that most people dont bother me in canada. They are just as stoked to ride as you! I dont even get how can someone make you mad snowboarding, unless you spend more time drinking beer and caring about other people's bussiness?
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Man that was painful to read. Don't be discouraged forever though - the more trips you take (esp to Utah), the more you increase your odds. You'll make more money to do that when you get older.
Im guessing because IM HORRIBLE AT writing on forums(sentence structure,grammar ect).... But i try!

Im deff not done with revelstoke, actually if you would encounter a good pow day there it would be insane....
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