We all love Whistler, especially us here at Stop and Store Whistler. However, while there are plenty of things you should do, there are some you definitely do not want to do. Here is a little list of the things you want to stay away from.
1.Don’t hit the slopes for only one day.
Whistlers skiing is world renowned, and it takes much more than just one day to get the full experience. Whistler has two mountains, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. At minimum you want to spend 2 days, one for each hill.
2. Don’t eat at lunch time.
Seems counter intuitive right? Well, Whistler has great places to eat, but during the peak season, its extremely busy. If you want to avoid long service and wait times, eat during off hours. Don’t waste the little time you have waiting for food.
3. Don’t arrive late.
Show up at noon to ski? You’ve missed all the fresh powder and its now the busiest time for the slopes. Get to the chairs before opening and be the first to hit the runs, you will thank us for this one.
4. Don’t ski out of bounds.
Seems simple, but the rescue teams will tell you otherwise. Every year people get lost out of bounds, it may seem like a fun idea, but there are plenty of hidden dangers. Tree wells being a major one, the snow near a trees base is very deep, and you could fall right in without a way to get out. If you must, bring a friend.
5. Don’t rent a car to get to Whistler.
This one is assuming you are flying into YVR. There are plenty of better and cheaper options to get to Whistler. Many companies offer shuttle services where you can relax and enjoy the trip up (about 2.5 hours).
Whatever you do in Whistler, make sure to have a blast, its truly a unique experience.