There is something magical about standing on a mountain top, witnessing nothing but blue sky & snow-covered peaks, for as far as the eye can see.
A little taste of heaven here on earth.
If you have ever been to Whistler B.C. & made the trek to 7th Heaven, you will know what I am talking about. Exiting the 7th Heaven Express chairlift, you are greeted by a large Inuksuk, standing proudly atop the mountain, welcoming visitors to this beautiful place.
Whistler consists of 2 mountains, Whistler & Blackcomb, sitting sit side by side, enticing skiers & boarders of all abilities to enjoy the over 8171 acres of terrain they offer.
They are linked by a variety of lifts, including the Peak to Peak gondola. The gondola crosses over 4km, a beautiful ride & a few moments to rest your weary legs!
Host to the 2010 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing Venue, Whistler is a place brimming with friendly people & countless activities to participate in.
Whether it is winter or summer, the primary focus seems to be to get outside, enjoy the fresh air & take in the majestic landscape that is this place.
If you are visiting as a skier/boarder for the first time, I would highly recommend seeking out the mountain host program, a free service offered to visitors. Mountain hosts are a wonderful group of volunteers who will take you out, based on your level of skiing/boarding, & introduce you to the mountain, as well as provide you with a wealth of information. You can find more information about this service here.
We have made two subsequent trips since that 1st one. Two years ago, our son & daughter-in-law were married in Whistler. A Beautiful Day to Remember.
Last week marked our 3rd visit, this one, just because. It is such a beautiful part of Canada to explore & one we are happy to return to again & again!
Wishing you a blue sky day, along with a dash of a little heaven on earth.