Julie Mapnut reports from Whistler!
My daughter skied at Whistler, BC last Monday and Tuesday. She's not that avid a skier, but she's adventurous and wasn't about to spend 6 months living and working in Vancouver without taking in the biggest ski area in North America. I pieced together this report from her e-mails and phone calls and photos posted on Facebook by her friend Stevie.
Conditions were prime and the weather was good, though as typical at Whistler the bottom quarter of the mountain was a bit warm.
Me: you gonna ride that Peak to Peak tomorrow?
Julie: yup! will prob do a warm-up run or two on blackcomb from the gondola and then take the p2p gondola and spend most of the rest of the day on whistler. dinner was ok! we had a meal at a nice restaurant and then got a drink (tea for me) at an irish pub where they had a funny sorta irish band with a violinist, cellist, and guitarist playing. today we hope to eat mountain-side and get a few more runs in ;)
hmm well supposedly we only did 8 lifts today for a total of 3,492 but i don't know how since we skiied the whistler peak twice and seemed to fit in more runs...took the gondola twice too, that was stunning.
oh haha yeah it is meters (but in my defense you have to look hard to find out what/where the unit is). why do i feel like all north american ski areas will eventually be owned by vail
whistler is a workout mountain, the runs are so long that our plan to take the gondola over and ski down as an easy last run still felt like a marathon 45-minute workout thru slushy mogul-y green trails by the end of the day. i'm so sore today so i think in the future 1-day skis will still make the most sense if i keep doing it. hoping to check out lost lake today tho and maybe try snowshoeing?
[And my favorite message]: (ps missed my dad ski partner)
960 x 720 - 83K
960 x 720 - 110K
960 x 720 - 88K
720 x 960 - 114K
720 x 960 - 106K
720 x 960 - 131K