Heading to the 2010 Winter Games? Skiers of all abilities will fun on the slopes at Whistler and Blackcomb.
Whistler and Blackcomb each has its own character. The two side-by-side mountains meet only at their very base. Both mountains have three points of access. On Blackcomb, you can start at Blackcomb Base's Wizard Chair, or you can jump on Excalibur Gondola either in Whistler Village or at Base II. To get up Whistler Mountain, start either at the Creekside Gondola or in the center of town, where you can catch the Whistler Village Gondola or the Fitzsimmons Chair. No matter which peak you choose to ski first, warm up on the midmountain, then keep moving upward.
Hit it right, and you'll have one of the most memorable ski vacations of your life. "The biggest, best and most beautiful place I've ever skied," enthuses a reader. Hit it wrong, however, and you could be frustrated.
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