Here at Whistler/Blackcomb mountains, it is still winter up top with a base of 325 cm (about ten feet) and 10 cm of new snow from last night. This is the last week for Whistler to be open for skiing, but Blackcomb will stay open for another couple of weeks. I have been coming to the Whistler area almost every year for the past five or six years, but I usually come to hike in May or June.
This is my first time downhill skiing in many years so I kept to the easier slopes, but for those who are looking for something more challenging, there are plenty of options. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are connected by the Peak-to-Peak Gondola which makes this the largest skiing area in North America with over 200 runs, 16 alpine bowls and 37 lifts.
Today wasn’t a sunny day on the slopes – it clouded over up top and snowed for awhile midday, but further down, it was clear enough to enjoy some views for most of the day.
People flock to Whistler Village year round as there are plenty of activities to do here in all seasons. Mountain bikers ride the lifts in Summer and race down the slopes on their bikes. Even during ski season many people just ride the gondolas for the views alone.