Mr. Luxury Ski
The Olympic heritage is strong at British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb, a resort that launched a new generation of Canadian skiers, including the X-Games halfpipe champ, Roz Groenewoud, a.k.a. Rose G. Here's her guide on how to make the most of one of North America's top ski resorts.
Ski Report: “I’ve really benefited from Whistler’s Olympic legacy. The town is cool, and the country’s best athletes come here to train in the Canadian National Team’s amazing gym. On mountain, the terrain parks are also cutting edge—I prefer the two on Blackcomb because the features are huge. Stay on Blackcomb for the best powder skiing. Hiking up Spanky’s Ladder off the Glacier Express lift accesses multiple bowls. Those runs can get skied out fast, so get there in the morning and then check the trees below the Blackcomb terrain park and above the Solar Coaster Express Lift for untracked powder later in the day.”
Gear Up: “My Scott Roz G Signature Off-Grid Goggles look sweet and fit perfectly on any helmet. All the proceeds go to the nonprofit Right to Play, which uses sports and play to enhance child development in disadvantaged areas. You can pick them up at TMC Freeriderz in the village."
Power Breakfast: “Check out Elements for a chic, cozy vibe. They have a great Eggs Benedict, and the potato tartlet is heavenly, but I usually go for the healthy hash—butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, roasted peppers, red onions, and kale topped with poached eggs.”
Après: “In the heart of the village, the Amsterdam Cafe Pub—locals call it The Dam—serves an excellent spicy Caesar. Anyone visiting Canada should have at least one Caesar—it’s our version of the Bloody Mary."
Dinner: “Go to Sushi Village, a cornerstone of Whistler’s culinary and social scene, and try the ahi poke, the spicy agedashi tofu, and the SMASS roll—salmon, mango, avocado, shrimp, and scallop.”
Namaste: “I’m often in Whistler for intense training, so I love an evening yin yoga class at YYoga to mellow out and refocus. Check out a yin class with Thomas Davis—he has an accommodating, friendly, and peaceful approach to the practice. I always leave beaming and restored.”
This article originally appeared on CNTraveler.com.