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Sipp found this little ad for Whistler-Blackcomb, and I'm sure our kids and the friends we skiied with there will recognize the spots. Best skiing I've ever had, with fresh powder daily.
After a couple of days, we tended toward the Blackcomb side, but maybe partly because they had closed the very top of Whistler for dynamiting for avalanches. Cool. We did have fun skiing off a cliff and landing in powder over our heads. Sheesh. That was good for some giggles (later), trying to find one's poles and hats, etc.
Sipp correctly identified the video as "tilt-shift." That's new term to me.
Don't know "Shannon Falls," Garry, but I do know Whistler/Blackcomb. Skiied there for maybe a week or two in my life, and it's the place that took me (with some lessons) from a low intermediate to a near-expert downhiller.
Agree with you, BD... I ended up mostly on the Blackcomb side, jumping over the top onto the glacier pretty much the whole time.
It doesn't get any better... the skiing, or the town.
You've skied a beautiful part of British Columbia. If you drove Hwy 99 (to Whistler) you passed Shannon Falls. It's located close to Squamish, BC and is a site that attracts many Bald Eagles. Hwy 99 is known as "The Sea To Sky" highway.
Well darn it, Garry... I lived in Seattle for 8 years, and I've been past that place a number of times but never stopped. Now I regret it! I did, however, live within a 5-minute walk of Snoqualmie Falls, so I had no lack of natural beauty around then.