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Best Ski Runs to Plan Your Day Around

With Whistler Blackcomb boasting of over 200 marked runs, it can be a challenge to decide where to ride. We think this is a wonderful dilemma, but also understand it’s helpful to have a bit of guidance. As locals, we created a guide of the best ski runs to plan your day around, from beginner to expert. 

1. Burnt Stew Trail – Beginner

This mellow, green cruiser is one of the most photogenic runs on Whistler Mountain. On Whistler Mountain, access Burt Stew Trail from the top of Harmony Chair. At the top, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous views of Blackcomb Mountain. The trail winds down back to the base of Harmony Chair, with the option to access Emerald Chair via Sidewinder. 

2. Green Line – Beginner

Who doesn’t love sunshine and views? 7th Heaven is known for getting the most sun on Blackcomb mountain, and it provides some of the best views of Whistler mountain. To access, take Expressway from Rendezvous lodge to the 7th Heaven lift. At the top of 7th, stop and take in breathtaking views of the iconic Black Tusk and Whistler. Once you’re finished snapping some photos, take Green Line back to Rendezvous Lodge.  

3. Ridge Runner – Intermediate

Located on Blackcomb Mountain, this on-piste ski run off Crystal chair will get your blood pumping. Ride up Crystal Chair, and when you get to the top, head far left off the lift to access. Ridge Runner is a series of wide-open rollers that are a thrill no matter what pace you’re riding. We can assure you, this run will leave a childlike grin on your face! 

4. Peak to Creek – Intermediate

The famous Peak to Creek on Whistler mountain is a must-do on your next vacation. As one of the longest runs at 5.5  km, it’ll leave your legs burning, but we assure you, it’s worth it. Because it’s at the far edge (skier’s left) of Whistler Mountain, you get a backcountry feel without leaving the piste. Be sure to check the grooming reports here before you go, and don’t forget to stop and take photos along the way! To access, take Peak Chair and then follow Upper Peak to Creek to Lower Peak to Creak, eventually dropping you to Creekside Base.

5. Dave Murray Downhill – Advanced

If you have a need for speed, take a ride down the legendary Dave Murray Downhill. This run has hosted World Cup Downhill and Super-G races, as well as the 2010 Olympics. Upper Dave Murray is an accessible advanced run, and Lower Dave is always groomed, as it’s the main exit to Creekside. Take the Garbanzo (Garbo) Lift up Whistler mountain, and head right off the top of the lift. Time to channel your inner racer!

6. Outer Limits – Expert

If tree runs are more your style, check out Outer Limits off Crystal Chair on Blackcomb. This expert tree run is made up of steep sections linked by more mellow grades. The trees aren’t too tight, giving you the option to weave through at a quick clip (if you’re so inclined). If it gets too steep or you need a break, head skier’s left to Arthur’s Choice or Ridge Runner. To access Outer Limits, take a left off Crystal chair and make your way skiers right. As always with tree-skiing, be safe and take a friend! 

 

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