Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Skiing and Snowboarding at Whistler/Blackcomb

blackcomb mountain, whistler, canadaThis was our first trip to Whistler, and we were excited to hit the slopes. Unfortunately, with all the rain on our day of arrival, most of the runs were very icy the first day.

whistler chair liftThe second day was better, although it was snowing so hard, the visibility was poor. It was beautiful to see, but hard to ski (and take pictures!)

blackcomb mountain, whistler, canadaLuckily, the third day was perfect, with blue skies and fresh powder. Our favorite runs on Blackcomb were Ridge Runner, Twist & Shout, Rock 'n' Roll, Jersey Cream and Wishbone. On Whistler, we liked Little Red Run and Franz's.

Our oldest son, Connor, had a great time at the terrain parks on both mountains. He also took the pictures for this post (except for the chairlift shot that I took.)

Whistler Mountain, CanadaIf you don't ski or ride, there are a lot of other things you can do at Whistler/Blackcomb. There is tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and Ziptrek ecotours. We talked to people who did the dog sledding and Ziptrek and they had a great time.