WEsayOne of the top resorts in North America.This resort has a vibrant atmosphere, excellent accommodation and restaurants. A buzzing nightlife and ski terrain of every conceivable type!
Here, amidst the towering coastal mountains of British Columbia, is a ski village unique in North America. The style is distinctively West Coast, the mood relaxed, and the skiing spectacular! In the attractive pedestrianised village centre, winner of several design awards, you will be charmed by the pleasant walkways and plazas with stylish shops and a huge choice of great bars, clubs and wide variety of restaurants.
Whistler and Blackcomb both provide great intermediate and advances skiing on their gladed lower slopes. Further up they are much more greatly contrasted with a series of powder bowls on Whistler, whilst Blackcomb features steep couloirs and long glacial descents. Both can be reached from lifts in Whistler resort. Blackcomb is probably best for beginners with nursery slopes served by a chair lift just above the villages. Whistler is considered one of the best snowboarding resorts in North America and has terrain parks on both mountains, as well as a Nintendo super-pipe and snowcross track on Blackcomb.
The apres ski is good with the usual wide range of pubs and bars. Shopping is a vital part of the evening's entertainment too, with shops open until 10pm. If that doesn't get your heart racing then try spending an afternoon zipwiring instead.
New for 2016/17
In the summer, Vail Resorts bought the company which owns and operates the mountains and some of the base area facilities and says it intends to maintain the unique brand and character of the resort . The novice area on Whistler mountain is being improved, with increased terrain and two new moving carpet lifts.
New for 2015/16
Rendezvous Lodge at mid-mountain on Blackcomb was completely renovated with more seating capacity and more food options. Whistler has introduced a smoke-free policy so smoking won't allowed anywhere on Whistler-Blackcomb property, including the mountain, lifts and base areas near the lifts
New for 2014/15
The 26-year-old Whistler Village gondola was replaced by a new one with eight-seater cabins and increased capacity. Hands-free lift passes (rare in North America) were introduced. Four blue runs in the Crystal Ridge chair area on Blackcomb were widened or improved.
New for 2013/14
Whistler got its first six-pack, which replaced the notoriously queue-prone Harmony chair near the top of Whistler mountain, increasing the carrying capacity by 50%. The slow Crystal chair on Blackcomb has been replaced by a fast quad, increasing capacity by 65%. This new chair starts lower down than the old one, making previously little-used runs much more attractive to ski and significantly cutting the long run-out from the Blackcomb Glacier and Spanky s Ladder runs. Snowmaking (15 snow-guns) was added to runs served by the chair too.
New for 2012/13
The ski school introduced a new programme a day's skiing or snowboarding with an Olympian.
- North America s largest ski area
- Brilliant combination of high open bowls and woodland trails
- Good snow record
- Alpine scenery
- Charming modern village, purpose-built with car-free central areas
- Great range of village restaurants and vibrant après-ski