My Favorite Ski Resort: Whistler, Canada

Since I was a little girl, my family took me skiing. We used to go to Vail, Colorado for many years. One year, they decided to try a new place: Whistler in British Columbia, Canada. We all fell in love with it. The mountain, the trails, the town, the restaurants, the shopping, everything was great. So we kept going every year for several years. 

Me as a little munchkin in Vail, Colorado
Me as a little munchkin in Vail, Colorado

We stopped going about 6 years ago when most of us went separate ways and led lives on different schedules. But I still cherish my memories in Whistler and often miss skiing there.

At Whistler Mountain
At Whistler Mountain

Whistler is about 80 miles (about 125 km) North of Vancouver. So we used to fly to Vancouver and then drive up to Whistler. We would spend a few days in Vancouver to enjoy this amazing city too. I would live there in a heartbeat.

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Cloudy and foggy day at the mountain.

On foggy days, visibility in the mountain is limited. I remember skiing during these times and getting an adrenaline rush. You can barely see the person skiing in front of you. Not the safest time to ski but fun nonetheless.

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At the base of the mountain.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is at the base of the mountain, so we would often grab a post-skiing treat in the form of fudge or ice cream. Yes, ice cream. When you’re all bundled up and had a skiing workout, ice cream is always a good idea.

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I am not a nap-taker but I can vouch that post-skiing naps are the BEST. I would sleep like a baby in the afternoon and wake up to get ready to go out for dinner. Some of the family would often go to the hotel indoor pool during this time, but I always opted to stay in the room and nap or relax watching TV. Pools aren’t my idea of fun. Hot tubs I enjoy. 🙂

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Coming down from the mountain on the gondola after a big day of skiing.

I consider my trips to Whistler some of the best times of my life. Mountains, amazing sleep, skiing, amazing meals… Simply good times. I also really enjoyed my time skiing in Val d’Isere!

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Have you ever gone skiing? Do you have a favorite ski resort?

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