I fly over and around Whistler BC frequently, and am looking forward to restoring this website. I have tons of pictures of the adventure areas.
You can get in Whister, depending on the time of year, lots of adventures like: horseback riding, atv tours, dogsled tours, snowmobile tours, canoe tours, hummer tours, snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, and so on. Quite a variety.
November 26, 2015 update. A television show on the Discovery Channel, the Rise of the Machines, had a wonderful episode about the Snow Grooming machines used at Whistler Ski area, and on that show, were some terrific pictures of the ski area.
I guess it’s called the “Whistler Blackcomb ski resort“.
And it was the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
There is quite a buildup of impressive buildings at the bottom of the hill.
And it’s beautiful and relaxing there. You need a rest after the exertion of skiing. It’s really good exercise, so that’s super healthy.
Fantastic views of the mountains in winter, when you’re up on the hill.
Gondola to the ski area.
The amazing snow plow, called the PistenBully 600 Polar SnowCat. You’ll see lots of pictures of this machine, and the people who operate them, and do maintenance on them.
A good percentage of the TV show was spent following Steve, who made us feel comfortable and interested in everything going on. Great job.
Here the Snowcat is up at the top. Sun is nearly setting, so the lighting is very interesting.
Up high like this, you’re looking down at the top of the clouds. When flying my airplane over this area, it would be great for flying, but with sunset approaching, not so great to have those low clouds if I hope to land in Squamish, which is nearby.
They have lots of chairlifts. Because there is a lot of ski area, lots of runs.
Oh fantastic. I big sign naming all the lifts.
During the filming, the ski area was a little low on snow. Normally the tree branches should be heavy with snow, and it should be quite think on the roof of that little house in the background.
A segue into the topic of Avalanche control, showed them using blasting techniques, and sometimes with helicopters. very interesting. Here’s Anton, looking awesome. This should be his facebook profile picture.
Yay. Helicopters. Anything aviation-related interests me.
And a few ski runs here. It’s getting dark.