Today the fam and I are back from three days at Whistler.
Thursday was easy enough. We arrived around 10 am on a non-ski day to get the lay of the land.
Friday was a bit of a bust. All but two of the top lifts on Blackcomb Mountain were closed due to high winds and poor visibility. The Peak-2-Peak gondola was also closed which made getting to Whistler Mountain a no-go for us. The day wasn’t a total waste, though: the kids were tuckered out by 1 pm, and the five hard runs I got in after that got my thighs burnin’.
Saturday — epic.
I skied the first two hours by myself in a foot of fresh powder. I picked up the kids at 11 am. We started out on Blackcomb again, but quickly found our way to Whistler via the Peak-2-Peak. Simply an amazing ride. From there it was three-plus hours of skiing bliss, including four runs off the Harmony 6 chair — and the powder-filled bowls at their tops. Reese and Finn conquered them again and again, Reese begging for “the hardest” runs all the while.
A better day on a mountain I cannot remember.