Mountain Tops at Sunset
Whistler Blackcomb is a ski resort located in Whistler, British Columbia. There are two mountains developed for skiing, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Whistler Blackcomb, the largest ski area in North America, has a skiiable area of 8,171 acres, over 50% larger than that of Vail, Colorado, the runner up, with 5,289 acres. Whistler Blackcomb is probably the largest ski area in the world, but because of the practice of many European ski resorts of measuring total trail length rather than total area, there’s no way to be 100% sure. Blackcomb has a glacier that allows for summer skiing from June until August. Whistler Blackcomb will host events for the 2010 Winter Games, including the men’s and women’s slalom and GS, and the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton events. Whistler Blackcomb offers a beautiful view of the mountains at sunset with orange clouds.