STEEP DEEP DOUBLE BLACK BABY
Experts will find too many crazy steeps chutes, cornices to huck and off-piste to hike up and charge down on Whistler and Blackcomb. Vast glacial blows and steep tricky pitches are dotted all over the huge trail map – and that’s what’s marked. Legendary drop-ins like Saudan’s Couloir with 42% pitch and Spanky’s Ladder should send a chill up the spine of even the most “chill” free skiers. This off-piste is off the charts! Did we mention Whistler Blackcomb is home to over 430,000 ac of heli and cat skiing operations as well? Pay to play, but the play is endless here.
OLYMPIC CALIBER TRAILS AND TERRAIN PARKS
You can ski Whistler’s Dave Murray’s Downhill, where Lindsey Vonn won gold in the 2010 Winter Games hosted here. Skiing “Peak to Creek” is an 7 mi run from top to bottom, Whistler’s full 5,280 ft vertical – the kind of run you find in Zermatt Switzerland. There are so many great long trails on both mountains, and beefy terrain parks on Blackcomb for free skiers and riders to train for their next games.