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“Hike it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whistler Blackcomb

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.
Paris, France
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“Hike it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the best hikes ever, the scenery is so beautiful and since it is a big mountain, makes for a great workout (especially after eating in Whistler!) I've been there during winter as well and it is amazing to ski down. This from a non-skier.

Visited August 2014
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“Whistler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful mountains. Very pricey. Long plane ride from the east coast of the US. Be sure to zip line and take the peak to peak gondola ride.

Visited August 2014
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“Incredible summer hikes, astounding views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014

PROS: It's simply beautiful and has amazing views, great summer hikes for all abilities, easy chairlift ride up and Peak 2 Peak available to access between Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, wildlife of all sorts to see
CONS: Chairlift starts at 10am up and finishes at 17:15 down (earlier start and later finish would have been preferable, also note it takes 30-mins one way), day pass and Peak 2 Peak is expensive, can be busy

Incredible summertime visit here with lots of hiking routes available. We did them all in one day, ranging from easy to advanced - but anyone fit enough and with the right footwear could advance through too. It does take hours so leave plenty of time if you want to get the walking in.
Beautiful views, great trails, and there's wildlife aplenty: tame Whiskey Jacks will land on your open hand as they're used to being fed, lots of squeaking pikus are endlessly amusing, chipmunks are all over the place, marmots hide out somewhere (didn't see them), and we even saw a lone black bear from the chairlift which was amazing.
Getting up the mountain is easy: Blackcomb is accessed from near the Fairmont Chateau and has a chairlift ride up which, while it might sound scary (it's not, it's the nearest-to-ground route), is definitely the way to do it. It takes around 30-minutes one way and is fun in itself.
From the Village side it's possible to access Whistler mountain via the Gondola, but we didn't like this nearly as much as the chairlift to Blackcomb. Whistler mountain is more bleak than Blackcomb and the walking isn't as good either; it's probably great for skiers in the winter though.
Both mountains are joined by the Peak 2 Peak, which takes around 15-minutes to cross one way. If you're not a fan of heights then being 3km high hanging on a trio of wires between two mountains might not be to your taste - and definitely don't catch the glass-bottomed carriage if that's the case!
The potential downside is there are often a fair number of people on the easier hiking routes and plenty of them don't cease to natter; we preferred to be quiet and soak up the nature rather than treating the experience like a coffee shop catch-up date. But let them pass, bide your time, and continue to walk in your own quiet (or chatty) spell and it's a wonderful experience.
Also of note is the cost. A day pass to use the lifts and Peak 2 Peak is expensive. It's a must-do though, so the best advice is to buy before you go: doing that means you get a two day pass for exactly the same price as a single day, giving more time to explore both Blackcomb and Whistler mountains separately.

Visited August 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Take the high note”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

The high note hiking trail was awesome beyond awesome. I had not excersized much prior and was totally fine on this hike. Take your camera, water, hiking shoes. Gorgeous.

Visited August 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

helpful staff, great views, restaurant and enclosed chair life. Walking sticks that can be borrowed, alpine hike

Visited August 2014
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