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Whistler/Blackcomb Hosts 9 of the World's 100 Top Ski Runs

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Whistler Blackcomb: The Best of the Best

Justa Jeskova _0615-015159

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.
Rating: Green


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.
Rating: Blue

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, anyone?)
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!)
Rating: Blue

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 bumpy ride.
Rating: Blue

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 it.
Rating: Black

Photo Credit: Justa Jeskova

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