The Blowhole is a unique phenomenon created when wind, rock and glacier all meet to form the perfect, rideable, steep and natural halfpipe. Formerly much steeper due to thicker ice on the Blackcomb Glacier, the feature still exists yearly and remains fun to ride. Try to hit the wall on skiers’ right as high and as many times as you can, and make sure you rip it top to bottom non-stop and launch out the bottom. Finish off this glacier lap with a rip through Surf’s Up for an all-time classic Blackcomb experience.
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.