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“Fantastic Spring Skiing with the family”
Review of Whistler Blackcomb

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Owner description: Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked the No. 1 ski resort in North America with over 8,171 acres of terrain. As a true four season resort, Whistler Blackcomb offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and downhill mountain biking and alpine hiking in the summer. Guests can even enjoy summer skiing/riding on the Horstman Glacier in June and July. At Whistler Blackcomb, there is something for everyone all year long.
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed here for a week in early April with family of 4 (11 and 9). Stayed in Creekside at First Tracks lodge which we preferred as it was quieter. Ideal location with true "ski in/out" access and close to all amenities. The rooms are huge with full kitchen and washing facilities. The skiing is phenomenal with 2 huge mountains. Will not get bored with any of the runs as you are spoiled for choice. Whistler kids did a great job with our two and they had a great time with 5 days of ski school from 0900-1500 daily (lunch included). Can-Ski do a decent job but we found their equipment a bit "tired" and beat up this late in the season. Might be worthwhile to upgrade the ski package for the adults and perhaps get slightly better equipment. In the end, we truly enjoyed it and have little to add to what has already been written.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had heard this place was tops in the world, I fully agree. The views are amazing no matter where you are on the mountain, the lifts are great and can take you to the top. The conditions were great and the runs were well groomed and maintained. Never have I been to a mountain like this; found myself stopping multiple times per run just to take in the view. Sort of disappointing that my day had to end at 4, that's when the mountain starts to close down...but what a day. So glad I made the drive in and tackled this snow paradise. Will never forget it.

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Having skied Banff & environs in '82 and '83 it took another 31 years to get to Whistler , I blame the marriage, kids , mortgage and all that stuff !! But got here finally and loved every minute and won't be waiting too long till we return , that is for sure. I skied from the first lift to the last and got in nearly 7 hours on the slopes with minimal stops, not bad for an old bloke ! I normally loathe skiing on my own but started up conversations all over the Mountains and loved every minute of it. The highlight for me was Blackcomb as I found it to be uncrowded and kept doing the 7th Heaven Express to Glacier Express then back over to 7th. The area is so big you could spend a week and not repeat yourself. Can't wait to get back and do it again !!

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have visited Whistler Blackcomb 4 times over the past 8 years. The resort does have a lot to offer and the snow can be great if your luck holds good. On this last trip luck failed us. Out of 9 days skiing we had 3 very good days and 6 very ordinary to downright poor. As one of our friends puts it "Pacific Northwest", meaning it does rain here even at higher altitudes. We experienced some rain, some snow and extensive bands of fog that had us skiing through a variety of conditions. These are some of the things that skiers learn to get used to.
The crowds on the other hand are another matter. My wife and I are experienced skiers, I will ski blue and black runs if the conditions warrant. The Dave Murray downhill coupled with the Tokum and Bear Paw can be fun to ski. But it looses that appeal when it becomes overcrowded or worse such as on the Glacier Trail coming down from the Blackcomb side, a snow-border almost landed on my head when this person decided to jump over a lip.
There are some volunteers who try to slow things down in the high volume areas but they don't have the power to remove a persons lift pass. More often that I care to recall I witnessed people skiing and bording at high speed through beginners areas. There is no skill in that, the slopes are gentle and wide.
While we do like Whistler Village and all of its shops, this trip may be our last unless we can see or hear that the resort managers do something about crowd control

Thank PeterK K
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was my fourth trip to Whistler and I never get bored. It is a brilliant resort with a lot of skiing and not a lot of queueing! The staff are incredibly friendly and I like the way they have where in the world they come from on their name badges. Always the start of a good conversation.

The village is very hand for ski-in arrival and there is a decent selection of shops, restaurants and so on.

If you can afford it and the sun is shining then I can also wholeheartedly recommend Whister Heliskiing which is the ultimate, ultimate!

Thank Groovy146
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