WHY: Legendary terrain, size, vertical, facilities, nightlife. WB is a leader in every aspect of the skiing experience. If you haven’t been, go. Now.
CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE: On Whistler, don’t miss the aptly named narrow groomers of Jeff’s Ode to Joy in the Symphony area. On Blackcomb, hit Spanky’s Ladder to the wide-opens of Sapphire Bowl. For a bit of backcountry, Corona Bowl offers a mix of north- and west-facing open slopes and an exit right back onto the Blackcomb Glacier, ideal for an end-of-the-day powder lap.
LOCAL SECRET: Located in the Village, Wild Wood Cafe is where locals chow on American-size portions.