Whistler’s insane numbers speak for themselves: an annual average of 469 inches of snowfall, more than 8,000 acres, and almost 5,500 feet of vert. Its 37 lifts and three high speed gondolas can churn over 65,000 people up the mountain per hour, so you’ll not want for bagging big lines. To score big, long steeps and World Cup race runs, head to any of Whistler’s 16 huge alpine bowls. Add in its boarder-friendly terrain parks, halfpipes, and killer nightlife, and you’ve got everything you could want. And with lift tickets pushing $100, you’ll be paying for it, too.
DON’T MISS: If you get tired of staying upright, take to the eight-lane tube park and charge down the 1,000 foot hill face first.