Whistler-Blackcomb

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  • The best sking/snow boarding ever!

    Feb 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The best resort! awesome snow! Also tons of lifts!
    Cons: A little to many people

    Summary: This mountain was the best! I have been all over the world snow boarding like mount hood and hoodoo and bachelor and tons of different places! But this was the best in whistler! It also snowed almost every day I was up there! One ... read more

  • Great resort year round

    Feb 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful place even for non-skiiers
    Cons: You won't want to leave it...

    Summary: A resort, If I had to describe Whistler in one work it would be "resort". Whistler is known for being a ski resort, however this place is a resort all year long. During the spring and summertime it is open for shopping and for outdoor activities which ... read more

  • Heli-Skiing in Whistler

    Feb 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Remote wilderness, non-stop glaciers, snow conditions, vertical rise, great guides.
    Cons: Can be costly during height of the season, Feb/Mar.

    Summary: Strapped into my seat, gripping a pair of gloves in one hand, I felt the helicopter lift off the pad. As we ascended into the air, even with 10 people on board, things were unusually quiet. The air inside was cool but humid from all of the breathing. As ... read more

  • Fun in the sun....What?

    Feb 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Challenging
    Cons: Tooooo Cold!!!

    Summary: I'll tell you what, if your ready for some outragious adventure, and if your looking for a challange. Whistler Blackcomb is the place to be. You will find yourself doing things you never have done before, and you will feel alot more safer at this ski ... read more

  • A Great Vacation Destination

    Jan 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great skiing, countless lifts and runs, and an exciting village
    Cons: None

    Summary: Whistler-Blackcomb is one of my favorite places in all the world. Having gone there several times growing up, I have fond memories of skiing through great snow and hanging out in the village. The ski area is really 2 mountains in one. Both have great ... read more

  • The Origins of Fresh Air

    Jan 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Variety, Good for All Ages, Nice Conditions, Nice & High
    Cons: Slightly Slow Light Lines, Spoils You for Other Resorts!

    Summary: I have been to Whistler/Blackcomb three times in my life, I'm 18 and have been skiing since I was 3 years old. Never once in my entire life have I been to a place like W/B. Every time I've gone there, it's gotten better, the town feels bigger and the ... read more

  • heaven does exist!!

    Jan 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: huge, hours of runs, quads galore
    Cons: weekends are too crowded

    Summary: Whistler/Blackcomb - two huge mountains that defy explanation. There are runs all over the place (and even great places you 'shouldn't' be - back country skiing). There are so many great runs, a half pipe, bowls, alpine skiing, the glacier, this place ... read more

  • Top 10 Things I Like About Whistler Blackcomb

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Read my Top 10 List.
    Cons: Lousy airport shuttle service. Too much rain/snow in the afternoon.

    Summary: Even though I live on the East Coast, I am a West Coast skier. Ever loyal to the ski resorts at Mammoth and Lake Tahoe, I plan my Christmas vacations every year to coincide with my brother's scheduled ski trips. My brother loves to organize annual ... read more

  • Beginners CAN Ski Whistler!

    Jan 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful place, wonderful skiing
    Cons: Too far away from my home on the East Coast

    Summary: I was a little nervous going for a week to such a highly acclaimed spot as Whistler. After all, I'm fairly new to skiing. What a beautiful place it was to be a beginner! Firstly, there are green (easy) trails ALL OVER the mountain, including the top ... read more

  • "Whistler, Top of the World"

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: too many to name
    Cons: can be crowded fairly expensive

    Summary: I am lucky enough to live within 2 hours of this spectacular mountain. I own a condo in Whistler village and often stat there for a week at a time during the ski season. It has to be one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The skiing is great and the ... read more

  • Blackcomb roxx!!!

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: line ups can get long sometimes, but if your like me, I know where to go when they get bad :P suckers

    Summary: I live in Vancouver and I am lucky enough to go skiing at Blackcomb every weekend! I've been to many other mountains and nothing else compares...The jump park is one of the best anywhere, with jumps for intermediate and expert skiers. New to this year ... read more

  • If You Haven't Been Here Yet, Why the *&#@$ Not?

    Dec 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The most diverse ski experience anywhere. Incredible
    Cons: Tough haul for those living on the East Coast

    Summary: Whistler-Blackcomb is at the top of my list--and I mean the very top. It is the most incredible ski experience for the money--two mountains for the price of one. I've been to Whistler-Blackcomb twice in the past three years and will not ... read more

  • Where should you stay?

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Heaven on earth
    Cons: Haven't found one yet!

    Summary: Whistler is awesome. If you are reading this review, you've already decided that. The next question is where to stay? 1) I recommend ski-in, ski-out. It makes a huge difference in the morning when you can just pop on your skiis vs waiting ... read more

  • Whistler vs Vail, Who's No 1???

    Nov 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Both are excellent
    Cons: Vail is expensive!!!

    Summary: My wife and 2 daughters, ages 10 and 13, visited Vail last year. We also visited Whistle/Blackcomb in April, 2000. Both were outstanding visits but I was interested to note differences as Vail is rated the No 2 in North American ski resorts and W/B is ... read more

  • Best Ski Trip Ever!

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wonderful views and great ski slopes
    Cons: long lines at the bottom of the mountain

    Summary: Whistler/Blackcomb is a trip you will never forget. My family(we have two daughters, a son and my husband) all loved it. We stayed in the Delta Whistler Hotel which was excellent with a very neat atmosphere. My family preferred Whistler over Blackcomb ... read more

  • Whistler-Blackcomb is the Big time

    Nov 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of snow, great variety, village, night life
    Cons: weather, not best for begineers

    Summary: Whistler/Blackcomb has been frequently rated as the top ski resort in North America and I feel that it does to be highly rated. I first skied at Whistler in 1988 when it was not so well know internationally and was a fairly small ski town. (Short ... read more

  • Christmas at Whistler

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Couldn't find any

    Summary: I never thought I'd enjoy a Christmas away from home, but Whistler has changed my mind. I can't wait for December so we can pack the kids in the car and head north once again. This place is so dang festive, you'll want to stay! We arranged to ... read more

  • Paradise

    Oct 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: POWDER, Excellent tuition, Friendly, Non-smoking
    Cons: Too far away from the uk

    Summary: Never having had a winter holiday before, my Partner and I headed to Whistler. The plan was simple, learn to board. We travelled in January 2000. The resort is compact and the locals are very friendly–although quite a few hail from every corner of ... read more

  • Blackcomb Whistler

    Oct 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: best mountain ever, beautiful, great scenery
    Cons: very big and can get lost easily of you don't stick together

    Summary: HI, My trip to Whistler Blackcomb was unbelievable, definately the best resort out there. I loved the diversity of the mountain, it was for all ski levels. Many challenging runs but also many spectacular blues for the newer skiier. The next ... read more

  • Whistler is the BEST

    Oct 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything is perfection
    Cons: Drive from Vancouver is 2 hours

    Summary: Whistler is simply the best in North America. This is probably the only resort that opens as early as Thanksgiving. This is the best time for skiers from the US to visit - given the great exchange rate. Whistler is the largest resort in N. America and ... read more

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