4.5 Hours from home..
Whistler really is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Seattle. We drove up for a long weekend with a few friends. Hoping for fresh snow (pow pow), we did get a few inches, but with the snow came cloud cover. It was so pretty and wispy to view from above, however, it made skiing a little tough (i.e. low visibility!). So many runs though! The resort is so large - there are two mountains (whistler and blackcomb) with a peak-to-peak gondola connecting them near the top.
The town of Whistler is adorable. We stayed in an AirBnB at the edge of the village so everything was very walkable. Cute shops, places to dine and even an ice skating rink. Next time we'll be sure to bring our skates!
Along the way we decided to do a little house hunting. We've been looking for land a few hours outside of the city to eventually build a little homestead/goat farm on. We ferried out o Whidbey Island on the drive north to check it out. Although there weren't any current properties available, our realtor showed us his log cabin and his cute pot-belly goats. After that we decided to have pie for lunch at Whidbey Pies - yum! *side note - their clam chowder is delicious too!
The drive up to Whistler is beautiful, straight out of a Nat Geo catalog. One friend I know likened the roads along the coast as similar to the fjords of Norway - I would believe it! Canadian gas stations are stocked with my favorite candy bars, Cadbury Crunchies (thank you, Canada!), making this one delightful road trip!
One other thing we found interesting is the native language that uses a "7" as an alphabet character on road signs.. How do you pronounce 7? I would love to know! :)