If you had to pick only one run to represent Blackcomb Mountain it would likely be the Couloir Extreme. Once the site of the gnarliest ski race on earth, the Couloir is a steep and worthy descent whether it is chalky bumps or powder. If you find yourself at the top and it is untracked, you have discovered the end of the rainbow, so drop-in quick before someone else steals your pot of gold. You are about to embark on the nirvana of powder skiing. If you want to ramp up the commitment and danger factor, try False Face or Hawaii Five-O and wring out some more adrenaline from your glands.
The tips in this column and the contents of the guidebook are intended to be used by expert skiers and snowboarders only. The terrain described is dangerous and requires a high level of expertise to negotiate.
The second version of the Ski and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb is a 184-page, full-color guidebook to the advanced and expert terrain on the mountains. Consider it an aerial photo-based version of the trail map. It’s designed to allow expert skiers to access the goods! Look for it at the best retailers in Whistler including Armchair Books in Village Square.