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Five Secrets for Skiing Whistler-Blackcomb

Whistler-Blackcomb has some of the best skiing in North America. But it's a big, sprawling resort, with an equally intense party scene. Here are five tips—and one local's secret—for navigating Whistler like a pro.

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See a line starting to form at the closed Peak or Glacier chair? Get in it. If the upper lifts, which access the above-treeline alpine terrain, have…

See a line starting to form at the closed Peak or Glacier chair? Get in it. If the upper lifts, which access the above-treeline alpine terrain, have been closed due to weather or lack of visibility there’s a good chance the skiing up high will be really, really good once they open. Step into the lineup. It’ll be worth the wait.

Whistler is know for it’s sushi offerings, and putting in an evening at legendary Sushi Village or Sachi Sushi is definitely worth it, but if you’re…

Whistler is know for it’s sushi offerings, and putting in an evening at legendary Sushi Village or Sachi Sushi is definitely worth it, but if you’re light on cash, or looking for some diverse snacks visit Fuji Market where you can get rolls, Japanese groceries, and mochi the size of your head for cheap.

When the Alpine isn’t open, or it’s hasn’t snowed for a while, stick to the trees. On Whistler head to Harmony, and on the Blackcomb side hit the…

When the Alpine isn’t open, or it’s hasn’t snowed for a while, stick to the trees. On Whistler head to Harmony, and on the Blackcomb side hit the glades off of Crystal.

Whistler can be a soggy place. It’ll often be raining in the village when it’s snowing up high and you can move through multiple climate zones in one…

Whistler can be a soggy place. It’ll often be raining in the village when it’s snowing up high and you can move through multiple climate zones in one run. That means you’ve got a good chance of fogging up your goggles. The solution: a tiny hand-held squeegee to clear your lenses. Dorky, right? Yes, but it totally works.

Everyone in the socked-in Northwest knows that caffeine can turn a graybird day around. Stop by The Lift, in the village, for coffee and snacks on…

Everyone in the socked-in Northwest knows that caffeine can turn a graybird day around. Stop by The Lift, in the village, for coffee and snacks on the way up the hill.

Looking for some late night entertainment? Maybe a way to impress that underage American you picked up at Garf's? See if you can find the spit vent,…

Looking for some late night entertainment? Maybe a way to impress that underage American you picked up at Garf’s? See if you can find the spit vent, a gravity defying feat of plumbing. Be warned. It spits back.