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Old 01-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

I am going to be taking a few days off work next week and weekend to finally be fulfilling a 10 year dream...SNOWBOARDING WHISTLER!! I want to pick your brains so I have a great agenda and don't miss a beat while I am there.

Some questions I have:
Have you been there before?
What was your favorite thing about it?
Where should we go to party/eat/drink/play?
What are your favorite runs?
Do you know of good hikes or fun 10-15 foot cliffs to drop?

Also, I have been posting some silly sexy snowboarding stuff on my blog...feel free to take a look! 4 Minute Hero
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This is my friend Mike Gordon in Colorado busting a sick 540 off a 75' tabletop. I want to do this someday!
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Do a search, this is frequently covered.

That said, on sunny days go to 7th heaven on blackcomb in the afternoons, nice mix of treeless high alpine that blend into mid mountain runs cut in the trees.

Middle level of blackcomb mountain left side looking up has ridge runner, rocknroll, zigzag, backstage pass - fun rolling cruisers, access from crystal chair.

Blackcomb glacier is accessible two ways: easy way is around the back via horstmann glacier Tbars, steeper runs accessed by hiking spanky's ladder

On whistler left side looking up take harmony ridge and then drop into the various bowls of harmony area, symphony ampitheatre is also great terrain, more so on the intermediate level.

On whistler on right side looking up, accessible from peak chair there is good steep terrain, whistler bowl and so on.

Classic intermediate run is take peak chair to top of whistler, ride peak to creek run to dusty's bar at creekside, often has moguls, takes a long time, but the beer at the end is worth it.

some of the signature runs for advanced riders are: couloir extreme, pakalolo, sapphire and ruby bowl, plus the runs off whistler peak chair on right side when looking up.

Garibaldi Lift Co or Longhorn are probably the two classic apres spots. There is a wide variety of bars and restaurants in the village. Mallard room at the Fairmont is very civilized lounge with wood on the walls and ceilings, low key but nice.
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We were there 2011 and 2012.

What we like the most is that there is a lot of terrain (steeps, powder, trees, terrain parks) and it is easily accessible. Once you are done riding for the day the village has several bars/clubs/restaurants so there is no need to drive anywhere. Everything is there.

For steeps, you can hike towards Flute Bowl from the Harmony Chair to get sort of a backcountry feeling. On bluebird days riding flute in powder is awesome. Same for any of the runs from The Peak chairlift except for the one in the middle of the Whistler bowl with all the moguls. Also Blackcomb glacier has great steep runs.

For trees, go to areas between runs off Big Red Express or ungroomed runs marked blue/black. Also you can do combo terrain park/tree runs of Emerald Express. The park off Emerald Express has small, medium, large features and you can combine them with tree runs as you head towards the lift. I would stay away from the groomers around that area as it is where people are learning.

Also great tree areas off Excelerator chair in Blackcomb.

From the picture it looks like you guys will like to hit the Nintendo terrain park in Blackcomb

For nightlife Tommy Africa's, Maxx Fish, Garfinkels. Wednesdays a Buffalo Bills and Sundays at Longhorn.

Hope this helps...
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