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Advice for first timers out west
Going to whistler on march break for the first time. Any advice on whats the best runs, most beautiful spots on the mountain or any famous places around whistler to visit?
don't go all out the first day, pace yourself
you're gonna have a blast my dude... promise
oh and smile lots
Fuck as an Ontarian just coming back from big white, havn't hit a big mountain is so long, its just a blast to find the good runs yourself. Of course it all depends on what you like, but fuck their all a blast coming from mt st Louis. God damn groomers are actually fun when you can rip down them soooo damn fast, ungroomed regular trails are a blast too, tearing that shit up feeling like Thovex. And yeah the good backcountry hikes are usually pretty easy to spot, just gotta keep an eye out and find those hiked trails usually on the far sides, then Just keep an eye out for nice looking cliffs or pow runs you figure you could hike up. God damn even if its 20mins of hiking and 1 min of pow it is worth it. But be careful, hiking up from the bottom of a GOD DAMN COCKSUCKING valley is a real bitch, a good cell connection and google maps can be your best friend. Also just talk to locals or regulars on the lifts, they know the good shit. trust do some exploring and keep your eye open and you could even find some smoke shacks or drinking spots, usually out of the way. Have a good time man!
If you don't have pow skis, and it snows more than 6", demo some pow skis. Seriously. Also don't bother with anything below the alpine that time of year
Go to the blackcomb park because it has its own lift that usually has no line
The Whistler park is good but it goes to a family chair so the lines are hella long
Also if there is good snow I would recommend Harmony Bowl on Whistler Mtn or 7th Heaven on Blackcomb
I will probably get some hate for this but my first trip out west from Ohio wasn't mind blowing or this amazing experience. It wasn't as massive as i thought. I went to winter park and everything but eagle wind and the cirque was pretty much open. My theory as to why it wasn't fun was that i went with my uncle who is a little older so he wasn't really feeling the tree and mogul skiing because he claims he doesn't want to hurt his knees. He also stopped like 3-4 times per run. I thought he would be this amazing skier since he skied at alyeska for close to 15 years. I respected his decision but i wish i had somebody to push me since Mary Jane has so much stuff but i had to do most of it alone.
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