Guidebook

Tree Runs for Powder Days at Whistler Blackcomb

Freerides that'll take you through Whistler Blackcomb's wooded winter wonderlands.

Description

From coniferous mixed forest on the valley floor, to drier slopes, and alpine tundra high up in the mountains, Whistler is a lush cluster of microclimates. Fir trees, mountain hemlock, and western hemlock all thrive here. The upper terrain of Whistler Blackcomb is of course above tree-line, but as you ski further and further down you’ll pass through a wonderland of snow-capped firs. Some of the more challenging trails remain unmarked, leaving you to navigate yourself through the forest.

As well as their alluring beauty and agility challenges, tree runs also offer skiers refuge from wind and fog, and provide greater visibility on rougher days.

For entry-level tree run skiers wanting to build their confidence, ‘Where’s Joe’ is a great short blast through thinned out trees.

Experienced tree run skiers should head down CBC, where the full mix of drops, chutes, tight trees and pillow fields await you.

Looking for something unusual? If there’s been plenty of snowfall, then Outer Limits is an absolute dream. This long and weaving run takes you through an eerily beautiful forest of burnt trees.

In the Spirit

In the Spirit

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
255 m
29 °
Gladed run requiring decent snowfall, leading to the lower mountain
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Christmas Trees
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Christmas Trees

Whistler Blackcomb
182 m
45 °
W
0 m
0.4 km
Fun gladed skiing, often with great snow
Difficult
Private
Outer Limits

Outer Limits

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
194 m
33 °
One of the best gladed trails available - when the snow is good!
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Arthur's Choice

Arthur's Choice

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
219 m
26 °
Gladed run through burnt forest
Private
Where's Joe

Where's Joe

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
171 m
28 °
Gladed run off Expressway in the sub-alpine
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Watch Out

Watch Out

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
139 m
28 °
One of the options for tree skiing accessible by the Expressway road in the sub-alpine.
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Raptor's Ride

Raptor's Ride

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
194 m
27 °
First option for gladed skiing off Expressway through selectively thinned trees
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Yard Sale

Yard Sale

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
110 m
26 °
One of the gladed runs accessible by the Expressway road.
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Everglades

Everglades

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
266 m
29 °
Fun and accessible area that winds through the trees
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
CBC
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CBC

Whistler Blackcomb
334 m
48 °
NW
9 m
1.0 km
Great gladed skiing but prior knowledge is essential!
Severe
Private
Patroller Trees
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Patroller Trees

Whistler Blackcomb
73 m
24 °
W
0 m
0.2 km
Short but steep lines navigating the tight trees sandwiched between 7th Avenue and Expressway
Difficult
Private