The skiing in Whistler, B.C. is steep, deep and fun

As the first surge of powder hounds arrived on the Peak Express chairlift, they flowed out of the Whistler Bowl and down the steep Shale Slope run. 

Eager skiers soaked in  the sun and  giant waves of fresh powder that had accumulated virtually untouched for the past three days. 

While most stayed on the wide-open bowl, a few brave riders ventured to the cliffs to the right.

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders gathered at the bottom of the lift. They clapped their poles together or slapped their boards on the snow to entice all those who dared to stare down a drop of twenty feet or more.  Only a handful made the final leap to the soundtrack of cheers from below, but one thing was certain: everyone there was thoroughly enjoying their time at Whistler Blackcomb Resort.  

With over 8,000 acres of skiing terrain, a 240+ cm base (currently) and a never-ending supply of fresh snow, Whistler Blackcomb has enough runs to fill a week's worth of skiing without traversing the same line twice.

Add in a modern village filled with restaurants serving everything from sushi to hot dogs, as well as stores bursting with souvenirs and gear, and you learn quickly that the hardest thing about skiing at Whistler is leaving. 

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