From the top of 7th Heaven Express and the Horstman T-Bar, one of the highest lift-service points on Blackcomb. It's a long way down from here...
On the short hike up to the top of Blackcomb Glacier, a popular destination on this sunny day. A few hardy soulds are continuing much further: see the trail of people and footprints at centre-left.
This is the "blow hole," a double-black-diamond entrance into Blackcomb Glacier. Somehow, this picture really doesn't do it justice.
About halfway down the Blackcomb Glacier, looking down. From here, it's about 10km to the bottom of Excelerator Chair.
Looking back towards Blackcomb Glacier -- the starting point is obscured behind the rocky ridge at upper-right. From this flat part, it's about a 5km cruise to the bottom of Excelerator Chair.
Black Tusk, as seen from the top of Harmony Express on Whistler Mountain. The wide-open powdery slopes of the Symphony Amphitheatre are visible in the foreground.
In the Symphony Amphitheatre on Whistler Mountain, looking towards a popular hike-in slope (see hiking trail at centre-right, just beyond the avalanche control gate).
At the Squamish-Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler BC.
Entrance to the Peak-to-Peak gondola, on the Whistler side. I didn't actually take the gondola until the second day, and the visibility then was so poor, it wasn't worth taking any pictures. It *is* spectacular, though, and not to be missed!
Skier's Plaza at 7am.
The Blackcomb tube park: we decided to have a fun evening tubing before starting out skiing. Unfortunately, the "black diamond" tube runs weren't open.
One of my favourite parts of Whistler: the Symphony Bowl, near the top of the Harmony chair lift.
Beautiful views of Black Tusk from the top of the Peak Chair.