If you’re cruising on greens, riding blues with ease and dabbling with the odd black run, there’s plenty of intermediate terrain on Whistler Blackcomb to challenge yourself.
Stepping It Up On Whistler
From the top of Whistler Gondola, head down Upper Whiskey Jack initially, to then stay left at Chic Pea towards Orange Peel for a wide blue and stunning view! From here, follow Pony Trail down towards Red Chair. Be careful as this sometimes has variable terrain so watch out for patches of ice.
If you continue down to the Garbanzo chairlift, take an immediate left after your ascent to ride Raven down towards Emerald chair. This a great black run to try if you’re looking to challenge yourself. Although it’s steep, it’s super wide and not too long. Plus, it’s often not too busy, so take your time trying out your short-turn skills to get you down.
For more exploration, ride towards Harmony and Symphony chairs for open bowls with pockets of powder, simple tree runs and plenty of routes of endless fun!
Blue Runs On Blackcomb
For blue-run lovers, Blackcomb is your best friend. From the top of Blackcomb Gondola, you’ve got plenty of possibilities. Take Cruiser, Ross’s Gold, Springboard or Stoker to lap the gondola from mid-station. Or ride Wishbone and Jersey Cream off the Jersey Cream Express. When you’re ready to call it a day, simply continue down Zig Zag and follow the sign towards Blackcomb Gondola. Once you’re at Blackcomb base, simply waltz into The Fairmont’s safe haven.
Another great option is to take the Glacier chairlift and ride the Crystal Traverse towards the Crystal chair. Here, take any of the blues such as Ridge Runner, Trapline or Rock & Roll to continue lapping the Crystal chair to your heart’s content.
There are also plenty of wide blue runs over by 7th Heaven, such as Cloud 9, Panorama and Hugh’s Heaven. The scenery is stunning everywhere you go in Whistler, so why not plan your exploration around finding the best picnic spot? For the best picnic lunch, head to Portobello in the morning and stock up on their made-to-order sandwiches and delicious pastries to keep your energy up all day!