We were so excited to go to Whistler for the weekend as the weather forecast had promised us a lot of new powdery snow.
On Friday we met up at the Pacific Central Station and got on the bus via Squamish to Whistler. The Sea to Sky Highway has a lot of spectacular views to offer – snow covered mountains and the wide blue ocean right below. Late afternoon we checked in to our Hostel and hurried up to get ready for a night out in Whistler Village. We had dinner and drinks at the Garibaldi right next to a warm fire place while it was snowing fluffy, white flakes outside.
Early next morning we got up, had a hearty breakfast, made sandwiches for lunch and headed to Creekside Gondola. Some of us had to pick up their rentals and buy lift passes and we lined up for the gondola to take us up to Whistler Mountain. It was snowing the whole day, the visibility was not the best but we had nice deep powder snow to ride and ski on. After an exhausting and fun day we sat down at the Longhorn and enjoyed some Après Ski drinks like Peppermint Patty and beer.
On Sunday the wake up call was at 6 am – we wanted to be on the slopes as soon as possible – and around 8 am we were sitting in the gondola. The beginners were improving their skills on the easy slopes while the advanced skier and rider were going down of-track slopes. The Peak2Peak Gondola is the perfect opportunity to relax, sit back and take in the view during the eleven-minute ride to Blackcomb Mountain.
The bus that would take us back to Vancouver left at 4.30pm, so we got off the skis and the boards at 3.30, got our stuff and changed. Everyone fell asleep on the bus right after we left Creekside.
The last couple of days left us happy and exhausted – a perfect weekend.