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Whistler British Columbia - February 2008

In February we celebrated our first anniversary with a trip to Whistler. We spent a week snuggling by the fire, skiing, drinking a lot of champagne, and generally enjoying ourselves. Okay, we spent a bit of time on work stuff, but if you've got to work, I can't think of a better place.


Photos

In addition to the regular photos, I got some fun panoramas by stitching together shots from my little point and shoot camera. I'm pretty impressed with how well the stitching worked. I did a little clean-up in photoshop, but not much. These shots are larger than the ones I usually post, but the originals are about 90-inches wide!

   

   

   


Room with a view

Here's the view from our room. You can see the base of Blackcomb and the Fairmont below


Snow Bunny

Christi at the top of Blackcomb


Rock Face

This rock face on 7th Heaven is cool


Heading back to the condo

The view down the slope at the Fairmont


No Shell!

It was so warm that we didn't even need to wear our shells!


On the lift

Here we are coming up the 7th Heaven chair


Thoughtful Mark

While I might look thoughtful in this picture, I'm really just so exhausted that I can't move


From our balcony

Looking down at the village from our balcony


Our Condo

Our room is the second floor between the floors with the lights on, and consists of the rock portion and the balcony on the right


Snow Cat

At night the snow cats head out to groom the slopes


Morning comes to the slopes

A shot our of our window before we head out to go skiing


Looking up

Looking up from the base of Blackcomb. You can see our room right above the head of the snowboarder in the foreground


Cold Water

A close up of the river that runs between the upper and lower village


On Whistler Summit

One of the days we went up to the summit of Whistler mountain just to do some site seeing


Ski Limo

They offer a service called Ski Limo where you're sitting on a sled and a driver controls it from behind. A cool opportunity for the non-skiier


Olympic Symbol

Christi at the summit of Whistler by the 2010 olympic mascot


Conveyer belt

We saw this from the gondola on the way down. It's a kids ski school with a nifty little conveyer belt instead of a lift or rope tow


Looking down

Looking down from the gondola at the Fairmont and our condo right above it. They're putting in a peak to peak condo between whistler and blackcomb that will open next december


Quack Quack

Recovering from collagen lip treatments during a vacation in whistler


Steamy path

Heading out of our condo with the hot tubs throwing up steam


The Aspens

A picture up the hill looking at our condo


The Bridge

I love this little covered bridge between the upper and lower village


The River

A night shot of the river that the bridge goes over


A description of a Canadian

This shirt cracked me up


Pretty lights

I love how the village lights up at night


Beautiful morning

I love how the sky just pops in this morning shot


On the bridge

A passer by took this shot of me and Christi on the bridge


She's so mean!

Okay, I was being a bit of a pain when I took this picture


Big smile

But she forgave me!


Breakfast outdoors

It was so warm out we were able to have breakfast in an outdoor seating area even without heaters!


Blackcomb base

Looking at the lift from the Blackcomb base


Movement

A long exposure of the bridge with people walking


Inside the bridge

The light was so warm


Looking down the river

Looking down the river from the bridge


Heading upstairs

Heading up the stairs from the lower village to the upper village


Blackcomb base at night

The moon was huge that night. The following night there was a cool lunar eclipse


The Red Bear

Me in my red bear hat


Crows

This group of crows were taking a bath in the river and then flew off


Chrome Dome

I decided my hair was a bit of a losing battle, so I shaved it while we were up there


Christi wins the gold!

Christi receiving her gold medal a little early for the 2010 olympics


Showing my pride

Celebrating my big olympic win


Bobsledding

Practicing for my 2010 Olympic run


Sledding

We decided to sled from our condo down to the restaurant at the base. It turns out it's incredibly hard to stop. I nearly ran down two women walking down the hill


My sled

Our room had a couple sleds that we could use