Inside Line: Blackcomb Mountain, BC

Blackcomb Mountain

Marquee Route:

Blackcomb's test piece is the Couloir Extreme, a 40-degree chute within gaping view of the Jersey Cream lift. Drop into the main gut or head down the steeper and rockier skier's left wall. Then traverse high and left to the wind-loaded slopes of Jersey Cream Bowl.


From the top of the Solar Coaster Express, follow 7th Avenue to Last Resort and drop right into steep trees consistently passed over by skiers traversing to the 7th Heaven chair.

If you're looking to explore the slopes without dragging out a huge map, check out our PDF pocket guide here.



Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C.

Inside Line: Blackcomb, BC

With the 2010 Winter Olympics around the corner, all eyes are on Whistler Blackcomb. The masses will descend on Whistler Mountain, where the official events will take place. Which means Blackcomb will be the place to ski. Locals know that Blackcomb outperforms its better-known neighbor when it comes to off-piste terrain and jibbing. Plus, Blackcomb’s lift lines are shorter, its park and pipe bigger, and its backcountry steeper. And with the new Peak-to-Peak gondola—a record-setting 2.73-mile-long feat of engineering—now connecting the two mountains, you can easily zip over to the big W. But with Blackcomb’s terrain, why bother?