Skiers in the states are pretty jealous of our neighbor up north. Why? Because Canada keeps getting pounded by snow. So much snow that powder days are an understatement. Deep powder is more appropriate. What constitutes deep powder? That would be over 22 feet in total snow fall so far for the 2011-2012 winter season and when walking up to three feet of new snow is no big deal.
Canada’s snowfall is making weather headlines; however, Whistler has always been a hot spot for winter sports and was home to many events for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Games. With funky snow fall stateside Whistler, and Canada in general, is the place to be this season for great snow and a great adventure. Below is a list of the Top 5 Adventures for the thrill seek in Whistler Blackcomb:
- Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. It’s almost an astonishing 3 miles long!
- Ride the Ziptreck zipline over the Coastal rainforest.
- Participate in the Fresh Tracks program and load up on an Olympic sized breakfast and get early loading privileges.
- Take a day off the skis and go snowmobiling.
- Go Heli-Skiing! Whistler Heli-Skiing has over 31 years of experience.
To check out more top 5 lists for Whistler Blackcomb click here! There is something for every type of skier and vacationer.
Also, be sure to check out the Snow Report if you don’t believe all the hype. Don’t be fooled by the metric system. Whistler Blackcomb is kind enough to provide measurements and temperatures for us Americans who have no idea how many centimeters are in a foot or what Celsius means. If you are powder hound or just looking to enjoy a winter ski vacation think Canada and start planning today with up to 25% off in Whistler!
The World is Our Snow Globe,
Mountain Reservations Team