Why is Whistler/Blackcomb the best Ski Resort in the World?
- Whistler/Blackcomb is located about 2 hours, on an unbelievable scenic drive north of Vancouver, probably the most beautiful city of in the world.
- Whistler/Blackcomb resort is big. Vertical 1,700 meters(one mile), transportation by quad chairs, 200 runs, all falline, it doesn’t get much bigger and certainly not better than that. I have only skied more vertical in one run, from a 6,500 meter peak in the Himalayas of northern India.
- The resort is not at high altitude (lots of good air to breath, not the thin stuff at high altitudes like at many other, nevertheless good resorts, in the rest of the world) yet in a single run you will ski from the glaciers through alpine meadows to tree lined runs, in one continues falling without traverses.
- What that means is you have great skiing conditions in any weather. On a cloudy, snowy and foggy day you will have flat light above the treeline, which means you are basically blind. You can hardly see the snow you are standing on, but when you are below the treeline and ski close to the trees your visibility is quite good, not perfect, but still very enjoyalble. If you get caught in a day like this in any of the major resorts in the rest of the world, they are all above the trees, (exept the U.S.) you better learn how to ski by braile.