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Old 11-20-2008, 08:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Well then Whistler is not the place for you, please don't come here.
be assurred, you had no need to ask; i have less than no intention.

superficial, fake, over priced, molly coddled, nasty.

if a resort could offer all that a wannabe could want, then it exists and is called whistler.

live the dream for as long as the fad lasts.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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be assurred, you had no need to ask; i have less than no intention.

superficial, fake, over priced, molly coddled, nasty.

if a resort could offer all that a wannabe could want, then it exists and is called whistler.

live the dream for as long as the fad lasts.
Haters be hatin'!
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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the truth should always have courage enuff to be spoken.

i don't like it and explained the reasons for why.

life is too short for hate.
if someone hands you a shit sandwich, you don't have to take it. just walk away.
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Ah, maybe you're right. You don't like Whis, and no one's making you go there. I still feel like a blushing bride when it comes to W-B; totally smitten. And I for one cannot wait until opening day to consummate this seven month engagement!
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Ah, maybe you're right. You don't like Whis, and no one's making you go there. I still feel like a blushing bride when it comes to W-B; totally smitten. And I for one cannot wait until opening day to consummate this seven month engagement!
that's a nice way of putting it.... You guys also get that peak to peak gondola opening next month, that thing should be fun as hell.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:44 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Smoked A Cannon On The New Gonjola The Other Day. The Glass Bottomed Section Was Pretty Cool When We Were Above The High Spot Looking Down On Fitzsimmons Creek. Other Than That It Was The Worst Way To Blow 50 Million On A Lift That Gives You No Vertical. A Total Joke, In My Humble One Eyed Pirate, Wooden Legged Three Nippled Opinion.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:54 AM   #27 (permalink)
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you know on revision, maybe i was a little harsh.

for a snow covered mountain, whistler and blackcomb fit the bill well. their on hill services are very good; the piste bashers, the hazard markers, the lifties, the on hill caterers, the whole place above base is as you would hope.

i think that the new peak 2 peak system is a fucking disgrace tho, with the terminal on whistler especially dwarfing the 'old' roundhouse lodge, with a monsterous structure which looks completely alien to the alpine landscape. and it is completely pointless, as some of the most fun riding was done when bombing down to the village to catch a car up to the other hill.

my main distaste for the place tho is the excessive cost, but i can even soak this up as a necessary vacation 'evil' more easily than the artificial nature of the village;

like disneyland, it is a place that i reckon most people should visit at least once, but for just one day. staying there for a week or two, especially when the drunken hoardes descend would send any rational person insane.

the place seems to have been designed for the brain dead; for eg, the place stinks. you don't need to look for a body shop sign, you can smell it; same too for do-nuts; same too for coffee; same too for burgers.....

it is a malestrom of vendors who see you as open wallets. and the resentful thing is, they do not even seem to try to hide this fact.

but you know.... go. i hope it snows for you and that you have good lines and you aren't debt ridden by the time you leave!
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #28 (permalink)
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How is Whistler expensive for five nights? I can rent a condo with 4 othe people for 200 a night between four people. That's 50 dollars a night, That's 250 for five nights. Plus food, but the condo's come with some food, It's doable for $500 for one person easily if you have a group...
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I'm sure there's better resorts in the world, and definately drier powder. But, for someone who's only been to a small number of resorts in the world, I can say, my Whistler season was the best thing I've ever done with my life.

While finding decent, affordable accomodation for 3-6 months is hell, and when groceries and drinks are over priced like sin, you feel like it's not worth the time. Then you get one blue bird day, you're on the first lift up 7th heaven with your best mate, there's been 25cm overnight, and you bomb the first 3 runs without seeing another person apart from the lifties, fresh tracks down the groomers, cutting through and getting buried in the trees and traversing accross to the bowls, trust me, it's worth it.

It's not for everyone, most resorts in the world are built to cater for people there for one reason only, skiing/boarding. Whistler has been built to cater for people who will incorporate a week's snow with shopping, day spas, an immense variety of great food and a killer nightlife.

P.S. don't expect to meet many chicks, the nightclubs are a sausage fest most of the time.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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OK you can all call me a typucal tourist but I love Whistler. Been to several european resorts and none of them compare to the all roundness of Whistler. Yes, some of the apres is overpriced but I can book a 2 week vacation in BC for a lot less than 2 weeks in Chamonix for example.
I have experienced the worst of Whistler weather (2005) but still didn't stop me and my buddies from having one hell of a vacation. It just meant we got on the mountain earlier, off earlier and into Dusty's quicker!
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