Canada/BC: Skiing Whistler

Whistler is arguably the best ski resort in North America, located 120km north of Vancouver. It was one of the main venues of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. It is 50% larger then the next ski resort on the entire continent by the available ski terrain, combining two mountain peaks – Whistler and Blackcomb. The vertical drop is 1,530 m (5,020 ft) on Whistler and even slightly longer on the Blackcomb. At the top, you ski on near perfect glacial powder snow.