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Got to Whistler about 2:00am so we just slept in the truck. We got up about 7:30am and got ready for the day. We were actually kinda nervous about being in such a famous place. It's so cool being in a place where we are the only people from America. Not that big of a deal but it's cool because everyone you meet is from another country. We must have met people from 20 different countries. Whistler is made up of two mountains Whistler and  Blackcomb. After we had our shredding quota we started looking for a place to stay. The best we could come up with was in squamish about 30min drive. It's the closest place where there were reasonable priced rooms.

Together, Whistler and Blackcomb form the largest single ski area in North America at 8,171 acres, over 50% larger than that of Vail, the runner-up, with 5,289 acres. Their combined areas also boast the highest "vertical drop" in North America, with Blackcomb being the highest at 5,133 ft, but often rounded to one mile for marketing purposes. Whistler is only slightly "shorter", at 1530 m 5,018 ft, making it the second highest vertical drop. The highest lift elevation, on Blackcomb, is 7347 ft.
Biglush_23 says:
i deff gotta go back to see it in the winter ^^
Posted on: Nov 07, 2008
travelman727 says:
Jesse, I like to ski, but I lack the coordination and the young bones to snowboard. It must be something to shoot down the slopes with only a small piece of wood between you and the terra firma :-D
Posted on: Dec 12, 2007
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