After having lived in this country for nine winters, my senior year of university was finally the time for me to work up courage to hit the slopes of the world famous Whistler.
My friend Izzy and I found a ride through the UBC Ski and Board Club and hit the Sea to Sky Highway at 7am to spend the day on the mountain. We arrived in Creekside Village just after 9am where we picked up my lift pass (I pre-purchased a 2-day pass at a cheaper cost on the Whistler Black Friday Sale meaning I got 2 days for the price of 1) at the guest services. For skis, since I don’t yet own my own set, I headed to the local Can-Ski to rent; there’s a number of excellent rental shops dotted all throughout Whistler Village.
We took the gondola up to Midstation and then the chairlift up to the Roundhouse where we tackled a few of the green runs, and accidentally came across a blue run which I slid most of the way down. I must’ve fallen at least 20 times!
An absolute must-do for anyone visiting the stunning Whistler is to take the Peak to Peak Gondola back and forth between Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain, swaying high across the snow-covered trees.
Although expensive, you can get quite good-tasting meals to satisfy your hunger while on the slopes at any number of the mountain-high restaurants such as at the Roundhouse and Rendezvous.
*Including photos by Izzy