The ultimate everything: Whistler Blackcomb
BC’s secret weapon is geography. Pacific storms stuffed with moisture loom over the province’s mountain ranges, from the glacier-topped Coast Mountains north of Seattle to the craggy Rocky Mountains beyond Montana. Every time the storms rise over the mountains, snow falls thick and fast, coating the 13 ski resorts hidden amongst the endless peaks. Each has its own character, including the bold Whistler Blackcomb, where my skiing dreams always begin.
As a lifelong skier, I’m drawn to its size; it’s the largest ski area in North America, with alpine bowls, glaciers, and long tree runs. As a family guy, it’s hard to beat its variety of terrain, vibrant village, and diverse off-slope options. As a foodie, its restaurant and bar scene is delicious and extravagant. And as a practical guy, it’s the closest resort to Vancouver, the gateway to the province.