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|04-15-2013 11:54 PM|
Just got back from Whistler yesterday.
Luckily, we got some pow, and then some sun too. Plus lots of corduroy on Sunday. It's a big and diverse mountain, and the options, scene and overall experience are great. That's what a 'real' winter (and mtb) resort should be. My wife and kids now say they want to live there
21 was a nice place for some food and drinks. Sushi Village got spendy with the amount of drinking that I do and the long wait at the bar area. The sake margaritas have almost no alcohol imo; best to get a reservation or you can wait a lot. Merlins is great. La Brassrie wasn't good, can't remember the rest, and didn't manage to visit some of the recommended restaurants... This time around my wife wasn't in the mood for clubbing last time I remember it wasn't like Miami or something but still fun
|04-15-2013 11:12 PM|
|04-15-2013 12:13 PM|
Appreciate all the replies. Got back from Whistler a couple weeks ago and it was definitely all it was made to be. Even though we didn't get any new pow while on our stay, the conditions and mountain were still epic. The town & night life is like nothing else I've witnessed yet for a ski town in my travels. Aspen is up there maybe for the town, but Whistler is definitely a higher gear. The two mountains of Whistler & Blackcomb are some of the most versatile terrain you can get in a ski day out West. And now with Peak2Peak, and some new quads coming next year in needed areas, it will be even better.
I need to go back.
|03-22-2013 03:17 PM|
|freshy||Also hit the Blackcomb wind lip, hike to the top off of the t-bar take in the awesome view then sail off that lip.|
|03-22-2013 12:47 PM|
There was a dump last week, but it was all pretty wet/heavy and far from ideal.
Wednesday just got ~20cm, but it was awesome. When they finally opened the alpine yesterday (high winds Wednesday), there was over a foot and I had my best run of the season getting first lines in a bunch of spots on Symphony. Took the crowds a few hours to get over there, I think it's my new go-to spot once the alpine opens.
No snow in the foreseeable future, but even groomer days are fun on Whistler, especially if you're new here.
Apparently, the last two Aprils got more snow than this January or February.
|03-22-2013 12:11 PM|
Last weekend there was a big snow dump right?
I'm kinda worried about the snow conditions on the weekend since the last time it snowed would probably be wed?
|03-22-2013 10:38 AM|
I just came back from whistler last week. And OMG its amazing. BUT, if you went below the alpine it was basically all ice.
7th heaven was all super deep powder, All the back bowls on whistler was super deep pow too. Thats the symphony chair, that area was basically epic. The other great chair was harmony and then also the peak express. Take those 3 chairs and you will have powder all day. I am so spoiled now lol.
|03-22-2013 06:36 AM|
|PalmerFreak||I also recommend 7th Heaven. On a blue bird day it's sun drenched right away in the morning and you'll get some awesome views. If I can find the photos that I took when I was there in 2009 I'll post a couple.|
|03-19-2013 12:55 PM|
Going to Whistler for the first time soon myself
I've been searching on their site and the best deal seems to be getting the edge card basically tickets are $83 instead of $99 roughly and you get discounts on other stuff too (like snowbus)
I think for same day return epic rides seems cheapest $35 round trip?
There might be better packages though if you're staying like a week.
like hotel package with tickets or something?
ending with 7th Heaven sounds amazing! Totally got to do that
|03-19-2013 08:33 AM|
there are a lot of threads on whistler
7th heaven on a sunny afternoon is just that. catch the last chair, likely around 3 pm this time of year, have a beer at the Horstmann hut, let the crowds drain off the hill, and then have a nice undisturbed ride out.
If you're really committed to getting to fresh snow you should do the first tracks breakfast, things get skied out very quickly.
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