Saturday, 18 July 2009

A weekend in Whistler

While my parents were here we took the opportunity to go and visit Whistler which is one of North America's most popular ski resorts (and we could see why). Although it was the summer season, there was lots of stuff to do including a ride on the Peak 2 Peak gondola which spans the summits of the 2 resort mountains; It opened this year and is very very impressive indeed! On our trip we saw 4 bears, the olympic bobsleigh track and the ski jump site for the 2010 Olympics! What a fun weekend! We had such a fun time with my parents and we were sad to say goodbye to them at the airport afterwards.
The very impressive Shannon Falls
Mum & Dad heading up Whistler Mountain
Gracie infront of the Olympic Emblem on top of Whistler Mountain
Our first bear sighting
On top of Blackcomb Mountain
Ice cream in the village
Night swim in the hotel pool
A panorama from the top of Blackcomb