These are some shots from Whistler Ski resort, about 200 kilometers North of Vancouver. We spent three night up there and it was great. We went up in the Gondolas and hiked the upper trails to the top of Whistler mountain. Then we went on the Peak to Peak Gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb mountain, took the bus up to the Glacier and came back down to Whistler village in a couple of chair lifts. We spent an entire day going up and down, back and forth and hiking. Whistler Mountain is 7,160 feet and Blackcomb Mountain is 7,992 feet. It is the biggest ski resort in North America, the Peak to Peak cable car holds the world record for the highest and longest unsupported cable car span in the world. The weather was great and we only had to wear t shirts and shorts.
This is Black Tusk Mountain, it's tusk is the remnants of a large Stratovolcano.
More mountains surrounding Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
This is the symbol of the Winter games held in Vancouver in 2010. A man like figure called Ilanaaq and based on the traditional Inukshuk symbol of the first nation Indians.
View from one of the chair lifts on the way down.
Getting closer to terra firma.
Down to the river swollen with meltwater from the Glaciers.
Back in Whistler Village at the Olympic Rings, time for a drink.
More pics to follow, probably next week, hope you all enjoy these. Have a great weekend.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. - George Best 1946-2005