Postcard of the Week: Whistler, Canada
The postage mark on this postcard shows that it was sent 20 years ago in 1993! I was just 4 years old. My parents escaped to Whistler for a two-week heli-skiing trip, which is not exactly something you can do with your 4-year old and 2-year-old daughters… In the postcard (not addressed to me, obviously) they talk about the snow conditions and the bliss of having a break from the challenges of parenthood and working life. Whistler is known for its huge skiable area and is apparently perfect for more advanced skiers.
If I were to do another ski season, I’d like to try out North America, which would probably mean a Canadian resort like Whistler. I’ve worked in ski resorts in Europe (Courmayeur) and in South America (Portillo) so next up would be North America! I’ve skied once on Sugarloaf Mountain, in Maine, and that’s actually the first place I ever snowboarded. (I was 10 and hated it with a passion! There was too much pain involved and would never have imagined that later in life I’d persist with snowboarding and reach a decent level.)
What’s your experience of Whistler? Would you recommend it?