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Blog Prompt 3: Genus Loci


For Blog 3 we were to choose a place that we find meaningful, and describe its genus loci. For this exercise i chose Whistler Mountain. Whistler is a ski hill north of Vancouver in BC, Canada. This is one of my most favorite places to be. I love skiing and this mountain has some of the best terrain and scenery in North America. From the top, you can see for miles. From the summit you look down and you can see the tree line thousands of feet below. Above, depending on the day the sky is filled with puffy white clouds against a blue sky or grey clouds and snowing. The only protection from the elements here is the main chalet called the Roundhouse, from which on a clear day you can see for miles. It is a place i feel at home like no other. Flying down the hill gives you a sence of freedom that i cannot find anywhere else. The mountains grand size puts everything into perspective and makes you really evaluate feelings about your life. The people are friendly and come from a variety of cultures, which makes this place a very good experience. The comaradrie cannot be better, people come here for one thing, the love of skiing and the mountains, it makes for one great party :)