Review of Whistler

21st February 2017 by Peelie 

Just back! Superb trip. We had 4 feet of snow as we arrived and another 4 feet in the middle of our 10 day break. Impressed by length of runs - you spend less time on lifts than in Europe. Groomed runs are generally great and there is an abundance of tree lined skiing. Back bowl skiing is great and not always only for experts. Queueing was occasionally an issue, but not as bad as feared. Peak queue times seem to be around when ski schools start. The single line is often, but not always, a good way to get on a chair more quickly. A tip for stretching the day is to take the last Peak 2 Peak gondola back from Whistler to Blackcomb and then ski down the deserted slopes at Blackcomb. Afternoons are definitely much quieter than mornings.

Plenty of good food choices in the village, and a sensational cake/coffee shop called Creekbread. The big mountain restaurants provided a wide choice of food that was of much better quality than I imagined and at decent prices despite the weak pound.

Getting around the village using the regular shuttle buses is easy.

Away from the slopes a morning snowmobiling is highly recommended. We did the Yukon Breakfast with Canadian Wilderness Adventures and with speeds exceeding 80km/h it was great for adrenaline junkies. Playing about on a powder covered frozen lake was the highlight!

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