Touchal ski resort

These outstanding technical facilities paired with the variety of terrain – wide-open bowls on Whistler Mountain and the Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb (where you can ski year-round) – and world-class grooming keep Whistler a favorite for serious skiers. Whistler Blackcomb is also a favorite of freestyle skiers and boarders. Five diverse parks covering 99 acres of snow are designed for all levels of freestyle, from easy jumps and rails to the Nintendo Terrain Park and an Olympic-sized pipe. The pros train here, but the wide variety makes this a good place to learn the basics.