Whistler Blackcomb – impressive in every category!
This unique resort not far from Canada’s westernmost coast really does have something for every winter athlete. And the most noteworthy thing about that is that what they do have to offer for every ability level is not just mediocre – it’s practically perfect. The “weakest”-scoring category, with 4 out of 5 possible stars, was the Beginners category. Yet with so many designated beginners and practice areas, there’s not really much complain about there either. It’s the more advanced skiers and snowboarders who are really going to get the most out of Whistler Blackcomb, though. The countless black and double black runs in the back bowls or between trees will draw some sweat out of even the most sparing pores. We were also impressed by the gigantic terrain park, which has got to be one of the largest and finest this planet has ever seen. Also worthy of being noted is the large beginners’ terrain park, the “Big Easy Terrain Garden,” designed with freestyle rookies in mind. And even with so much difficult terrain, families aren’t left with the short end of the stick. Apart from the many practice areas and numerous easy (green) trails, families find some variety for their adventures at both the tube and children’s adventure parks at the resort. Not to be outdone, the après ski at Whistler holds its own against the other well-performing categories as well. And though it may not be the least expensive experience of your life, you can be certain that you will always find something worth your efforts in the various restaurants, bars and cafes. The moral of the story: Whistler Blackcomb is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best ski resorts in Canada, North America and the entire world.