Skiing is one of my favourite sports. I wish I lived minutes from a ski hill.
I have been skiing since I was 5 years old. I grew up in Ontario and ski hills were about half an hour away from my house. As a family we skied almost every weekend. My sister and I attended ski school every Tuesday with our middle school.
My husband and I made the decision last year to introduce skiing to our kids. We have been taking the kids to Whistler for two consecutive years and have put them in lessons with Whistler Kids. While the kids are in ski school we get to have fun on the mountain.
Nowadays I am a cautious skier. I stick to groomed runs and don’t love moguls. You would think this would limit the number of runs I would enjoy on Whistler Mountain. That’s actually quite the opposite.
This year my husband and I really explored the mountain and fell in love with so many runs.
My Favourite Runs on Whistler Mountain include:
- Ego Bowl: This run is a great place to start right off the Big Red Express lift or the Emerald Express. You can also get to this starting point from the Whistler Village Gondola.
- Lower Whiskey Jack: I love love love this run! It’s perfect for cautious skiers and families.
- Upper Whiskey Jack: Short but sweet run. This one will connect you to Papoose.
- Papoose: Fun run that will connect you to Bear Cub
- Franz’s: More difficult but a great run. You can ski on Franz’s all the way down to Creekside village.
- Bear Cub: A very easy run with some flat spots (not always ideal…) A good warm up run for beginners and kids.
If you’re a cautious skier or want to work on your moves I recommend all of the above runs.
I really love that Whistler mountain has great runs for every level. I was impressed to see Whistler Kids ski school groups on many of these runs. I was thrilled to hear that my daughter went up on many of the above mentioned runs with her instructor during her two days of ski school.
If you’re planning a trip to Whistler Blackcomb I recommend you study the trail map a bit before going. You can find the trail map here. If you aren’t sure where to go once you make it up on the mountain you will find friendly helpers (look for green jackets) that will help you find the best way down for your skill level.
I am still dreaming about my two days of skiing on Whistler Blackcomb this year. I cannot wait to go back and enjoy my favourite runs again.