I had the pleasure of visiting Whistler Blackcomb this winter, in January. It was the first time I had been there (in the winter) and I found the mountains to be breathtaking. I chose to fly into Seattle and drive up the coast and into Canada. the entire drive was scenic but the countryside from Vancouver to Whistler was absolutely awe-inspiring. The road is Hwy 99, also known as the Ski to Sky Highway, and it runs along the sound, in and among old growth fir trees, scenic waterfalls and magnificently maintained parks. You drive through multiple coastal villages catering to tourists with funky eateries and art galleries. As you approach Whistler Village you start to catch glimpses of the surrounding mountains, and they are impressive! Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are massive –seriously. I am talking over 200 ski runs and more than 30 chairlifts when you combine the two. The best part is that the two mountains are connected by the largest gondola in the world. I was able to ride three days on my visit, and visited both mountains each time. The “Peak-to-Peak Gondola” is a sight to see and an unforgettable experience. The name says it all; the gondola connects the ski areas and makes it seamless to experience both mountains on the same day. The Village at Whistler is super fun with great restaurants, bars and shopping. The first morning I discovered a place called Mogul’s Coffee House - it was great and we went back every morning. If you're thinking about a family ski vacation to Whistler, give me a call. I will use everything I learned on my trip to help make yours the best and most unforgettable yet!
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