Annual Ski Trip to Whistler


Just north of Vancouver, the town of Whistler has one of the largest ski resorts in North America. We visit this gorgeous winter destination with friends every year to hit the slopes.

Ski Trip to Whistler
Super cool fact, it hosted the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics!
Ski Trip to Whistler
We skied two days out of the trip. It was much colder than previous years so we really had to bundle up. We were thoroughly prepared, clothed in multiple layers, face masks, and toe warmers!
Ski Trip to Whistler
It took me a while to get back into the groove of skiing. By the 2nd day I was zooming down the mountain like a champ.
Ski Trip to Whistler
It’s like riding a bike, it comes back easily.
Ski Trip to Whistler
We rode the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, it’s the first lift to join the two side-by-side mountains. It holds the world record for the longest span between towers. 1.88 miles long with no towers between and the highest point above the ground is 1,430 feet! It’s actually really cool just to see it.
Ski Trip to Whistler
It was really snowy and misty the first day…
Ski Trip to Whistler
…then it cleared up for some wonderful ski conditions during the second day. The views were beautifully infinite from the ski lifts and gondolas.
Ski Trip to Whistler
I do have to admit, the worst part this time around was taking the lift during the freezing snow and high intensity winds.
Ski Trip to Whistler
But once we were up, skiing down was a lot of fun.
Ski Trip to Whistler
The adrenaline rush was amazing!
Ski Trip to Whistler
At the end of the day, the best part is taking off the ski boots (Because they hurt and it gets wet in there).
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… and the next best thing is après-ski (after ski activities) like grabbing a drink.
Ski Trip to Whistler

 

Ski Trip to Whistler

 

Ski Trip to Whistler
Outdoor hot tubs and the heated pool area were very popular. They even serve drinks pool side!
Whistler

Next up was the Gold Lounge at the Fairmont for some food, drinks, and relaxation!

Whistler

The location is right at the base so it’s “ski in and out”
Whistler
I decided to quickly warm up with some hot tea before chowing down.

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There were so many options to wet my palette before dinner.
Whistler
When presented with the option of Surf or Turf…
Whistler
…why not go with both?
Whistler
We went to a nearby Scandinave Spa the following day to bring our ski trip to a perfect close with massages and dips in the scenic outdoor Scandinavian baths. Rejuvenation at its finest!
Ski Trip to Whistler
It’s also a tradition of ours to take a day trip into the city of Vancouver, take in the sights and indulge in local cuisines.
Ski Trip to Whistler
Every year we have such an amazing time. Cheers to coming back next year!