Saturday, April 10, 2010


I cannot believe I never posted this. Sorry!

We spent a beautiful 5 nights in Whistler. Neither of us have ever been and our first trip can only be described as wonderful! We stayed in a gorgeous condo just outside of the village. Three stories, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, gourmet kitchen, hot tub, etc, etc. We were the first guests to EVER stay there! There were certainly a few kinks (i.e. the in-wall espresso maker wasn't hooked up yet), but they more than made up for it with our additional 10% refund. Score!

Mark is a tremendously amazing cook. We ate like kings the entire trip. He warns us that we'll just do snacks and nothing major for Tuesday nights dinner and what does he come up with? Toasted baguette with sauteed peppers and onions, prosciutto wrapped mangos, shrimp and homemade cocktail sauce, and of course, fresh brie. Are you drooling yet? Because it gets better. The next nights included baked mostacholi (aka the best dinner ever after a long hard day on the slopes), salmon with risotto and artichokes, ribs, and the most delicious filet wrapped in bacon. SO yummy! We had starters like fresh tossed salad with homemade raspberry vinaigrette and sweet potato soup with shrimp. It was a great trip and I haven't even mentioned anything outside of the condo yet!

Don't even get me started on the wine. Just don't.

The mountains, both Blackcomb and Whistler, are beautiful. There are more runs on those two mountains than I have ever seen. In the three days we spent on the hill, we couldn't possibly see them all. There are a number of lodges on the mountains too, that was really cool. You don't have to go all the way to the bottom for lunch. Some are larger, like the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler mountain, and others are tiny chalets sprinkled all over both mountains. We were lucky enough to have fresh snow 2 of the 3 days. We both did great! Jeremy is definitely more adventurous than me, but I still managed to push a limit... or 12. The coolest part? You can take lifts to the peaks of both mountains! You cannot believe the amazing view from the top. I've heard it explained to me and words do not do it justice. You're just going to have to take the ride and discover it for yourself.

The village is really fun too (a little pricey though...). Lots of restaurants and little shops. Next time we go we'd love to stay in the village where all the action is.

We had a great time. It was a week filled with great company, delicious food, fresh air, a scenery to die for. I cannot wait to go back.

Just in case you missed the photos on Sweetpea's Snapshots.