Stunning scenery, helicopter-like views and spectacular snowboarding on sometimes treacherous terrain are just a few of the experiences I was fortunate enough to have in Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler and Blackcomb are two mountains in the town of Whistler, where the 2010 Winter Olympics were held. It is one of the premier skiing destinations in the world, with good reason.
Thanks to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, which features the worlds longest unsupported span, almost two miles, and the worlds tallest lift at 1,427 feet, Whistler and Blackcomb are the worlds largest continuous lift system. The amount of accessible terrain is insane.
Snowboarding in Whistler is an experience I will never forget, and hope to have again soon.
Note: These were all shot with my iPhone, I have GoPro media I hope to edit soon, but realistically may not.
Looking towards Whistler Mountain at the start of the more than 2-mile long Peak 2 Peak.
Hard living in a spectacular condo après-ski.
The gondola’s shadow sits in majestic scenery, a group a skiers barely visible.
Skiing and strange trees on Whistler.
Sun illuminates snow blowing off a cornice.
Roughly 1,400 feet in the air on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.The only comparable view would be from a helicopter.
Shredding the backside of Blackcomb.
I recently returned home from a road trip through Canada, south through Washington, Oregon and California, then north through Nevada, Utah, Montanan, Washington and Canada again.
Because of the quickness both in taking and sharing pictures I really embraced my camera phone on this trip. This is the first of likely a half-dozen posts chronicling the road trip from my iPhone.
All these were featured on my Instagram account, follow me @rwoodpix to see what other adventures I embark on this summer.
The first leg of the trip was roughly 2000 miles, from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Whistler, British Columbia, to do some snowboarding. This first post features shots from the road.
Caribou cross the road near the Canadian border.
Leaving Tox, Alaska, on the morning of March 7, 2014.
Liard River Hotsprings is a mandatory stop along the Alaska-Canada Highway in winter or summer.
Bison are common along the ALCAN,. The one center left moved minimally, so it was alive when we passed.
Blow out along the John Heart Highway.
Pretty light along the ALCAN.