Whistler/Blackcomb Hosts 9 of the World's 100 Top Ski Runs
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Whistler Blackcomb: The Best of the Best
CNN just came out with a report of the top 100 best ski runs in the entire world. Verbier, Zermatt, Squaw Valley are all mentioned...but the resort with the most mentions? Whistler Blackcomb.
The Best Ski Runs in the World:
Take a look that these runs and think about which ones you're most likely to try out on your Whistler vacation. There's a good range of runs here, from mellow green to double black diamond. Take your pick and have a blast!
90. Burnt Stew Trail, Whistler, British Columbia
At number 90, Burnt Stew makes the list, and puts Whistler
Blackcomb on the map, so to speak. This run makes the grade mostly
for the views. You're not going to get much better than this on a
green run anywhere in the world.
87. West Cirque, Whistler, British Columbia
According to CNN, this run is Dan Treadway's favourite. We think
it's on the list for people who like to ski through trees &
like really steep runs. Try this out if you dare...
Rating: Double black diamond.
79. Ross Gold, Blackcomb, British Columbia
This run is named after pro snowboarder and famous Olympian Ross Rebagliati. If you find this one open, you'll be glad you did. A great run for practicing turns and generally a solid pick.
Rating: Black diamond
75. Hugh's Heaven, Blackcomb, British Columbia
As CNN notes, "watch out for ski school crowds" This run is a
favourite because it is a perfect intermediate run. Nothing
outstanding, in our opinion, except for the crowds. At the same
time, it's nice to get noticed, and this run is great for
practicing your mad ski skills.
70. The Bite, Whistler, British Columbia
Powder is what this run is known for. A favourite of Logan
Pehota, skiers run to this one as soon as it snows...which this
year seems like a record breaking occurrence (76 cm in 72 hours,
Rating: Black diamond
42. Ridge Runner, Whistler, British Columbia
Less crowded than most of Whistler, this run actually takes you
near the edge of the resort, where you may run into a bear or two
as they wake up from their winter naps...so watch out for that!
Otherwise, this run is an easy blue run with no surprises (except
that occasional bear!)
35. Zig Zag, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
High speeds and lots of bumps is what makes Zig Zag special.
Though this is a blue run, you're going to want to be ready for a
11. Blackcomb Glacier, Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
When a run goes on for over 2 kilometres of vertical over 13 kilometres of terrain, what do you call that? Add in vistas that you won't frankly be able to catch because you'll (hopefully) be watching what's in front of you, and you've got one of the top ski runs in the world. Blackcomb Glacier. Epic.
Rating: Black and double diamond blacks
2. Dave Murray Downhill, Whistler, British Columbia
This is the second best ski run in the entire world, according
to CNN. Do we really need to say more than that? The Dave Murray
Downhill is a Whistler favourite, which has been around for
decades. This run is steep and furious with occasional ice. Worth
Photo Credit: Justa Jeskova