Resort Poll 2013: Top 10 Overall

5. Whistler/Blackcomb, BC, Canada


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Adam Chuntz. Whistler, BC, Canada. PHOTO: JUSSI GRZNAR

Average Snowfall: 470”

Elevation: 7,494’

Vertical Drop: 5,209’

Number of Lifts: 37

Hub: Vancouver, BC, Canada



“Throughout my years of traveling, I always want to come home to ride Whistler,” Leanne Pelosi confesses. We can’t blame her—the area has more than 8,000 acres of cliff drops, tree runs, and parks. For hot laps Leanne recommends the hit runs off of Red Chair on Whistler. Lower down, look for bike trails with sick berms hidden among the trees. But if it’s snowing, Peak to Creek is where it’s at. The Blackcomb park is the go-to for jumping, while the Whistler park is best for jibbing. Switching mountains and parks is easy with an 11-minute ride on the Peak-2-Peak gondola. When your legs are spent, visit rider-owned El Furniture Warehouse for cheap beer, followed by Sushi Village for dinner.