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“Summer Escape to Whistler, BC”
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California
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
211 helpful votes
“Summer Escape to Whistler, BC”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

Visited Whistler, BC in June 2010 with our family and had a fantastic experience. The activities, awesome; the scenery, breathtaking; the food, wonderful. We stayed five nights and did just about everything! The average temp was 65F, overcast, but pleasant. Visited the Farmer's Market, hiked Nairn and Brandywine Falls, ziplined Cougar Mountain, rode the Peak 2 Peak Gondola which connects Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains (saw bears share slopes with boarders), and tested our strength on the indoor climbing wall. Lot's of diversity at the Olympic Village walking among mountain bikers, snow boarders and tourists like us. No shortage of good eateries and dined on buffalo burgers, sushi, tapas and the most fantastic ice cream at Cows. Whistler not just a 'Winter Wonderland' but a 'Summer Paradise'.

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Edmonton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
2 helpful votes
“Love Whistler!”
Reviewed October 11, 2010

I love everything about Whistler but their high season prices. It is great fun! Ziplining, breathtaking mountains, fresh air, good food, good times...

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DEKALB, IL
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
21 helpful votes
“Nice little Resort Town”
Reviewed October 10, 2010

The drive up from Vancouver was pretty but not as spectacular as Banff or even Aspen. I was surprised to learn that the altitude of the villiage was only 2,000 feet.

They can keep the town busy all year with its hospitality toward mountain bikers. Most shops and restaraunts were open (September) unlike Snowmass which at times during seems like a ghost town.

The inevitable rain started in the dark on our trip back to Vancouver. Not being familiar with the road, I found other drivers to be impatient and a little too agressive for the weather.

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vancouver island
1 review
1 helpful vote
“marvelous mountain experience”
Reviewed October 8, 2010

Beautiful!
Feels like the small town you may have grown up in.Quaint
Great atmosphere
Young and old out walking the streets
Scenery second to none
Excellent shopping
Wonderful restaurants

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1 Thank paxton125
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
Reviewed October 2, 2010

We are proficient skiers and boarders and to have the opportunity to go to Whistler to do both was awesome!

Whistler is amazing, if you catch it right you get fresh powder most days, the mountains are lower than a lot of places we have skied before so it can get a bit rainy, but we were fortunate in that we had lots of snow!

There are two mountains Whistler and Blackcombe! We actually preferred Blackcombe but to be honest they are both brilliant!

This is definitely a must in a skiers top places to experience! Great runs and lots of them, everyone is really friendly and there is lots of room on the slopes, unlike Europe!!! Easy to navigate lifts, I learnt to board in Whistler, excellent instructors!
You have to do fresh tracks at 6am in the morning, well worth it!

Apres is cracking, defintely try Merlins at the bottom of Blackcombe mountain, legendary nachos and cider!!! Lots of places to eat, drink and be merry, our freinds got engaged whilst we were out there and we ate at La Bosca, lovely, tad expensive but it was a special occasion!

We stayed at Glaciers Reach which was a comfortable hotel, great loaction and a five minute walk from the lifts. It has a pool and hot tubs, which are great to relax in after a day on the slopes!

All in all a trip I will never ever forget and would recommend to anyone!!!

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