Blackcomb is known for its long, blue cruisers, which run from top to bottom. A good warmup is the Crystal Ridge Run down to Ridge Runner. Then, head up high on one of the three express lifts — 7th Heaven, Jersey Cream and Coaster — that lead to the smooth-as-silk snow on Cloud Nine and the aptly named Cruiser. On Whistler, try the famous five-miler, Franz’s Run — a peak-to-creek serpentine trek that’s one of the longest trails in North America. For steeps and deeps that will keep that smile plastered on your face all day, spend your time in Whistler’s Bowls. West Bowl is a favorite for locals, who enter via the double-black Cockalorum trail. Also, give Harmony and Symphony Bowl a shot, off the Harmony Express lift. And, if you like that backcountry feel, head on over to the 700-acre Flute Bowl. Did we mention glaciers? Ride the Glacier Express to Hortman Glacier, where the snow is squeaky fun. To avoid the crowds, eat lunch on the slopes after 1 p.m., and ski off the Creekside Gondola, south of Whistler Village.