This may come as a surprise, but first snowboarders were allowed to ride Whistler and Blackcomb only in the early 1990s! The Nagano-98 Olympic champion Ross Rebagliatti was the snowboarding pioneer in Whistler who was the first to discover the unique beautiful slopes of Whistler mountains. He still lives and trains there. And he is not alone anymore! Many international riding teams reside here, because it is a widely recognized notion that Whistler is an excellent place for training.
There are 10 parks on the slopes of Whistler-Blackcomb especially dedicated to snowboarding: high-pipes, ski-jumps and barriers are the source of never ending fun. Of course, all other resort trails are open for snowboarders as well. Furthermore, a number of snowboarding contests throughout the season also keep the vibe going at the resort.