Snowboarding in Whistler: Whistler Blackcomb

TRIP INDEX

With the influx of near-zero degree days here in NJ, I figured I’d pick up a way overdue trip report about our trip to Whistler/Vancouver last February. Writing about it really makes me want to go back already!

Of all the places we’ve gone snowboarding (all in North America), Whistler is definitely our favorite.

This was our second trip to Whistler Blackcomb. We loved it so much we had to make a return trip. Our first trip here was in 2009, just before the 2010 Winter Olympics. We got to see so many of the preparations for the Olympics as they went up. It was a pretty cool experience.

With a total of 8,171 skiable shreddable acres, it is the largest resort in North America. It also has plenty of backcountry if you’re into the off-piste type of fun. There are groomers, bowls, cliff drops, parks, and more; it seems they have something for everyone at WB.

Whistler Blackcomb resort is actually two mountains – Whistler Mountain & Blackcomb Glacier. Both times we went, we rode for six days and it still wasn’t enough time. The whole resort is just massive and there won’t be a shortage of areas to explore.

I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

A bowl on Blackcomb Glacier

A bowl on Blackcomb Glacier

Traveling on the Peak2Peak Gondola in between both mountains

Traveling on the Peak2Peak Gondola in between both mountains

Many bluebird days at Whistler

Many bluebird days at Whistler

Blackcomb Glacier

Blackcomb Glacier

If you have a chance to ski or ride at Whistler, take the opportunity! It really is one of the best resorts in North America and, as many rate it, in the world.

For tips on how to get to Whistler (aka flying into Vancouver), specifically from NYC, check out an older post about redeeming points to YVR.