We know what you’re thinking. Flip Flops? Whistler? Really? But bear with us: you’ll soon find that this magical Canadian destination is much more than just incredible snow covered slopes.
One word describes the largest ski resort in North America: epic. Epic snow. Epic partying. Epic scenery. Its reputation is legendary, which is why you’ll hear accents aplenty on the slopes and in the bars. People come from all over the world to soak up the spotlight with this Canadian star of the international ski world, and last year’s host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: Whistler Blackcomb. Epic all around.
Like thousands of other Vancouverites, I make my annual pilgrimage to Whistler at least a couple times each season. There’s more than just the happening bars and the runs that seem to stretch on forever. Whistler in winter ranges from adventurous snowmobiling and tree-top ziptrekking to award-winning spas, fine dining and luxury hotels.
Towering above the village are the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, now linked by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the world’s longest and highest lift system.