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Whistler Ski Resort

 

Whistler Overview:

Situated in British Columbia approximately 120 kilometres north of Vancouver, Whistler is a year-round holiday destination. Popular for hiking and mountain biking in summer, the area is home to beautiful lakes & stunning alpine woods. In winter, Whistler becomes a wonderland, blanketed in white snow, the village comes to life with a range of seasonal activities including skiing and snowboarding and attracts visitors from across the globe. Due to the large amount of skiable terrain, easily accessible location and plethora of activities available, Whistler is one of Canada’s most popular ski destinations.

Whistler offers visitors a vibrant village atmosphere, a selection of activities both on and off the slopes and is also well known internationally for its après-ski scene, with plenty of places to enjoy a drink after a day of adventure. For food-lovers, there is no shortage of restaurants to tantalise the tastebuds and there are enough options to try something new every night!

 

 

Accommodation Overview:

Whistler is home to two ski resorts, Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb and the area itself has three main neighbourhoods to choose from. Accommodation is spread between Creekside, Upper Village or Benchlands and Whistler Village, each area has its own vibe and perks depending on what kind of snow holiday you would like to enjoy.

Whistler offers a selection of ski in, ski out hotel options as well as budget hotels and luxury resorts. Visitors love Whistler’s Village Stroll, a great hub offering plenty of options to unwind after a day on the slopes. Whistler is popular among both locals and international visitors from all corners of the worldwide skiing community. Make sure to book nice and early over peak times, especially if you are dreaming of a white Whistler Christmas or enjoying the New Year.

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Mountain Information:

Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb sit side by side and collectively they make up 8,171 acres; which is connected by a one of a kind peak-to-peak gondola. Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest skiable area, with over 240 runs, 37 lifts and 5 terrain parks that cater to all levels of skier or snowboarder. The peak-to-peak gondola can be also be accessed on foot, which is popular for non-skiers who don’t want to miss out on the incredible views from the summit!

Winter or more specifically the snow season runs between late November & late March in Whistler, boasting an average annual snowfall of almost 12 metres at the top and 4.3m down in the village, with January through to March being the highest snowfall months on average.

Compared to some other Canadian ski resorts, Whistler actually offers quite mild winter temperatures and is a great option to introduce people who don’t usually visit the snow to winter. Another great feature are the long runs, reaching up to 11kms top to bottom, you are sure to end with some solid leg burn! Both Whistler and Blackcomb are skiable on one lift pass, so patrons can ski the closest lift or choose to explore as much of the terrain as possible during their snow holiday.

Whistler is an Epic pass resort, to book Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets, click here.

 

 

Getting Around Whistler:

Once you are in Whistler, there are free winter shuttle services that run loops to major attractions and the ski lifts. Depending where you choose to stay, there are often restaurants, bard and shops within walking distance.

 

 

How to Get to Whistler:

Fly into Vancouver International Airport located in British Columbia, Canada. From the airport it will be approx. 1.5hrs to Whistler Blackcomb. There are Shared and private shuttle services from Vancouver to Whistler, or visitors can choose to hire a car and drive themselves.

 

 

Things to do in Whistler:


There is plenty to entertain and excite visitors around Whistler. Obviously skiing and snowboarding are the most popular winter activities, but there is so much more to do during a visit.

Thrill seekers enjoy all the expected adventures, try cat skiing, ziplining, heli-skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling or for something a l

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Our ski tips for Whistler


Whistler is one of Canada's most popular ski resorts, so it's probably no surprise that locals from close-by often visit for weekends at the snow. If you are trying to avoid lift lines we highly recommend skiing mid-week and then using weekends to experience off-mountain activites or relaxing. Another awesome option to beat the crowds is Whistlers 'Fresh Tracks' program, which allows the first 650 people access to the Whistler Blackcomb before the lifts open to everyone else. Tickets can be pre-purchased and then you take the Gondola between 7:15am and 8am to the Roadhouse Lodge for breakfast before hitting the slopes. Make sure to arrive early to avoid missing out.

If you are not a skier or snowboarder, Whislter still has plenty of activites to enjoy including a ride on the Peak2Peak Gondola. This record-breaking Gondola travels 4.4km and is the highest of it's kind. Enjoy breaktaking views from the top, without worrying about having to ski back down.

Another awesome must-do activity is the the mountain-top Fondue Dinner at Crystal Hut, take a snowmobile or snowcat to the top of the mountain and then indulge in a fondue overlooking Whistler.

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