Mountain Profile: Whistler Blackcomb


Canada’s national team athletes and experts tell you where they love to ski

 This issue: Freestyle Canada athlete Kaya Turski on four season resort Whistler Mountain


 Montreal-born Canadian slopestyle skier Kaya Turski is a seven time X-Games gold medalist and the 2013 World Champion in her sport, which debuted at the Sochi Olympic Games earlier this year.

We caught up with Kaya as she was on the World Cup circuit and preparing to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Among other things, we asked her where she most likes to ski when she has a rare free day.

“I adore Whistler, because it’s one of the most versatile mountains I have ever skied. When it snows, which is often, you can have fun playing all day in the deep powder all over the mountain. I also love skiing park and Whistler/Blackcomb set up such a great assortment of features and jumps for all ages and levels.”

Kaya also pointed out that there’s more to Whistler than winter sports. “When not out skiing – during the spring and summer – you can do a bunch of other fun activities like zip lining, one of my favorites. There are also endless hikes to explore. The shopping is great, the dining is great, the night life is a ton of fun… there isn’t really anything I don’t like about Whistler! Plus it’s easy to get to and from the airport and then it’s only a beautiful drive up the freeway to get to one of my favourite destinations ever plavix generic.”

 Quick facts about Whistler/ Blackcomb:

125 kms from Vancouver, or a short 2 hour drive from Vancouver International Airport

  • The largest ski resort in North America with 4757 acres of skiable terrain at Whistler; 3414 acres at Blackcomb and over 1500 metres of vertical
  • More than 200 runs to choose from (35 green; 110 blue; 35 black; 20 double black)
  • Two runs that are 11 kms long (6.8 miles) – Burnt Stew at Whistler and Green Road at Blackcomb
  • 10.22 metres a year snowfall
  • 39 lifts, including 13 high speed quad chairlifts
  • Venue for the alpine skiing events at the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games

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