Adventures in Whistler

Posted by Hannah on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

After Vancouver we headed up to Whistler Village for a couple of days skiing on Whistler Blackcomb!
Day 1 on the slopes started with this yummy breakfast.

Riding up the slope in the Whistler Village Gondola. The juniors Whistler Cup competition was going on - this was one steep slope they were skiing down!

We got off at Olympic Station (the beginners area) to test out our skiing. Third time on the chair lift we managed to get off it without falling over! Haha.
Ready to try out our first run of the day on Upper Fantastic ....

.....and we fell down! Yes they are my ski poles discarded in the snow. I was trying to help mike take a ski off so he could get back up.

At Roundhouse Lodge

A very busy area where all the skiers stop for lunch. It's like a car park for skis!

After lunch we decided we were doing pretty well on our first slope so we would try skiing down from Roundhouse Lodge. We went down Upper Whiskey Jack and then Lower Whiskey Jack. This is a small part of where we skied. It was hard and scary. We fell a lot! Unfortunately once you start going down a hill there's no way out, you have to keep going.

Beautiful views from the gondola.

We rode the Peak to Peak gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb. Great views but it was so high up. 1400ft high and something like 2 miles long.
Mike was feeling pretty nervous about the ride as we set off!

We made it there and then had to ride it back, there's no easy way down Blackcomb!

1 Response to Adventures in Whistler

  1. jackiescrafts

    Great photos, that run looks scary no wonder you were frightened and as for Mike in the gondola he looks petrified

    Not long "til you come home now, see you soon
    Love you
    Mum xx

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