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Old 02-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to Whistler 3rd week of March with the family. My wife and daughter are skiers and are still at the snowplow stage. They want to know which is the most mellow beginner slope.

I am interested in what would be the best run for a long and varied ride, without too much in the way of steeps. Any advice on either question appreciated.
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I'm going to Whistler 3rd week of March with the family. My wife and daughter are skiers and are still at the snowplow stage. They want to know which is the most mellow beginner slope.
Many of the chairs have mellow runs and roads that are easy greens. Quite a bit of signage saying 'easiest route' too.

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I am interested in what would be the best run for a long and varied ride, without too much in the way of steeps. Any advice on either question appreciated.
Will have a think when I have more time and elaborate

Actually, this is really good for orientation before heading up > 3D Map of Whistler (you'll need google earth plugin).
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I am interested in what would be the best run for a long and varied ride, without too much in the way of steeps. Any advice on either question appreciated.
Re-reading this I'm not sure if this part of the question is referring to runs for you or wife and daughter?
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Re-reading this I'm not sure if this part of the question is referring to runs for you or wife and daughter?
This one's for me. Think of Manning Run + Pete's Run with a bit of Unicorn, multiplied by a bunch. I'm sure there must be runs on Whistler that are kind of like the flat, wide runs on Grouse. I'd like to avoid those. I only have 3 days and there's a crapton of acreage to hit, so I'm looking for pointers.
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Gondola up to Big Red, couple laps there before other chairs open (keep an eye on lift status's). Harmony is a good go-to chair or franzs(if it opens)/meadows for some hot laps before it gets too tracked... After that head out further to Symphony etc.

Wow, now I think about it, hard to know. Depends if its a pow day mainly.

Main thing is head off piste, and try to avoid the roads (boring), which you can't always, you need them to get to other lifts. Cliffs are mainly marked, which has helped me out a couple times

I'm not too big on the alpine (like glades and trees better) but it can be a buzz to drop into some of the bowls and ride all the way through from alpine to glades etc...

Now I think about it I've had some amazing pow off peak to creek below Bagel bowl but the catch is that you can't get back to Peak Chair and have to ride out to creekside Probably why its not as tracked sometimes I think.
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It's more about the nice gladed runs and well spaced trees if we are talking stuff like petes. Head to Symphony chair and go crazy
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Thanks. I think I'd better memorize the map, too
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