April 30, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Whistler, Skiing & Snowboarding
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My husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Whistler BC in late March 09 courtesy of the BC Tourist Board. We had heard great reports about the Ski resort and were excited to be visiting the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. We were also looking forward to seeing Canada in the Winter, after a three weeks Summer road trip the previous year.
After a 10 hour flight and three hour transfer we arrived at our accomodation in the centre of Whistler, The Blackcomb Lodge and Spa. The Lodge was ideally placed in the Market Square and had helpful and friendly staff on hand. The room we had was spacious and comfortable with microwave and fridge.
The following day we collected our Ski equipment and headed to the lifts. There were at least three lifts taking Skiers, Boarders and foot passengers up either Whistler of Blackcomb Mountains. These lifts were always well staffed and excellently managed, we never had to stand in line for more than 5 minutes, a pleasant experience after Europe.
Once on the Piste we were faced by miles and miles of well posted and groomed slopes, that more than challenged our ability. The friendliness and discipline and overall civility of the people we came into contact with was most refreshing. There were also numerous safety staff on hand should anything go wrong.
Overall my opinion of Whistler BC Canada is that if you get the chance its a must. Fantastic scenary, Skiing and people and off course the Apres.