Whistler Blackcomb doesn't officially close this season until May 21st, but besides Tahoe & Colorado, my options for snow this late in 2017 were few!
I lived in the Emerald City four years from 2010-2014. My uncle & most cousins live in the Pacific Northwest as well.
My college friend Jesse & his wife Melissa with their adorable kids Sophia & Isaac...moving soon from Seattle to New Zealand!
On my 3.5 hour drive north from Seattle to Whistler...Skagit County has their world famous tulip festival every April.
I was up in British Columbia for the Winter Olympics in 2010...but only a quick Whistler visit during that time.
This would be a great photo of a ski resort base...but it's only half way up Blackcomb Mountain!
The symbol of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics...the native inukshuk
One of the 200 runs over 8,100 acres! Can you believe the longest run at Whistler Blackcomb is 7 MILES LONG?!?!
Highest building on Blackcomb Mountain...only 6,877 feet higher than Milwaukee!
Yep, that is a green golf course in the Whistler valley below...23 degree difference in temperatures between locations
one last view from the lift of the coastal range in Southern British Columbia
Porteau Cove along the Sea to Sky Highway on Howe Sound
This is The Chief...just outside of Squamish, BC...a good day hike like El Capitan at Yosemite in California.
Not only the mascot of the Vancouver MLS team, but also all over the Canadian Coastal Range...the peak at the far right is Mount Tantalus
Probably the most recognizable sign in Seattle...gotta see it at least once!
Lots of Pacific Northwest crabs ready for sale at Pike Place Fish Market
some of the most unique you'll ever see at Pike Place Market
The seal at the original Starbucks from 46 years ago...across a cobblestone street from Pike Place Market!
Nobody has better flowers than my uncle along the Snoqualmie River Valley. These are a few of his many rhododendrons!
Part of an art exhibit for Pearl Jam at the Sea-Tac Airport...This poster was for their anniversary show at Alpine Valley a few years ago!