Whistler is an Olympic standard ski resort in every way, on and off the slopes. After dazzling the world as the host mountain resort for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, Whistler is waiting for you. It’s now your turn to experience the 8,000+ acres of ski and snowboard terrain, 12 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers, over 200 marked trails and 38 lifts - Whistler Blackcomb has something for every ability of skier or boarder.
Off the slopes, Whistler is hard to beat; world class shopping and après-ski with over 90 restaurants in Whistler Village alone, ranging from sushi to fondue and if you still have energy there are plenty of opportunities to party into the night.
Whistler's massive range of ski accommodation means there's something to suit every budget from 5 star hotels to 3 star condos. Whether you are looking for a luxury full service hotel such as the Fairmont Chateau Whistler or a or a great value self-catered condo such as the Aspens, we'll be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your exact requirements.
Skiing in Whistler
Each spectacular in its own right, Blackcomb boasts the greatest vertical rise in North America, rising 5,280 feet, with Whistler close behind in claiming the second greatest vertical rise at 5,020 feet. Both mountains provide a huge range of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiing & snowboarding.
Powder seekers might prefer to head for the ‘inbounds backcountry experience’ offered by Whistler’s Flute bowl, or ski the Olympic downhill course which drops all the way to Creekside.
Those of a macho disposition will find it hard to resist Spanky’s Ladder on Blackcomb. This involves a trip up onto Blackcomb Glacier, ski down from here to the entrance of Spanky’s, a short hike up is required, and then brace yourself for one of the most awesome, spectacular runs of your life.
Every visitor to Whistler should experience the Peak Chair; there is a blue run down, so it is within the scope of all but the complete beginner. Choose a clear day and prepare to be stunned by the sight of the Black Tusk rising up out of thin air. The skiing here is unbelievable.
(Image credit David McColm)
- Important information
Ski Area Whistler: 4,757 acres Blackcomb: 3,414 acres Annual Snowfall 39ft Number of Lifts 37 Ski Shuttle Free around central village area. Small charge for outlying properties. Blue Runs 18% Red Runs 55% Black Runs 27% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season
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5cm Last snowfall
- Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells
19/26 Lifts open
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