If pressed to pick one favorite destination of all time… Which would you favor?
No matter your ability level, whether you like wide open groomers, deep and winding tree runs, epic backcountry, or you consider yourself a park rat… this place should be on the top of your list!
Located in the gorgeous Coast Mountain range of British Columbia, Whistler/Blackcomb is a 2 hours drive north of Vancouver International Airport. This epic resort has been consistently rated as the BEST resort in North America. Allow us to explain…
Season after season, Whistler consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions, receiving an average annual snowfall of 10.22 meters (Canadian metric system eh! That’s 33.5 feet).
Wait … it gets better! Because of Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter. You can expect -5°C (22°F) average daily temperatures during most winter months. That’s warmer than average Vermont temps in Jan/Feb.
The Resort is Actually 2 Mountains: Whistler and Blackcomb
Whistler Mountain’s elevation is 2,182 meters (7,160 feet) and Blackcomb Mountain’s elevation is 2,284 meters (7,494 feet). The resort totals 600 m (5,280 ft) of rideable/skiable terrain all together. The combination of elevation and unique terrain allows one of the best experiences of shredding, with storms often passing below high elevation tree runs.
Whistler is known for its freeriding terrain and Blackcomb for freestyle. You’ll find seven different bowls (yes SEVEN), cliffs, tree runs and endless supplies of powder.
Blackcomb has 2 parks huge parks full of rails, boxes, jumps and 3 half pipes… including one of the best super-pipes in the world.
The Village & Nightlife
Whistler Village is worth the trek to BC all on its own. Home of the 1964 Olympics, the village has continued to expand and now includes hundreds or retailers, bars and restaurants. In fact, the only thing that rivals Whistler’s terrain might be the food!
You need a good power breakfast on a powder day, but you can’t miss first chair. Perfect solution… Fresh Tracks.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of (though buying ahead is definitely recommended on pow days). Fresh Tracks official start time is 07:30 AM, you may begin loading the gondola at 7:15 AM. Once at the peak, enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet with eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes as well as fruit, yogurt, cereals, muffins and pastries… And then you’re done, strap in and shred on!
Explore Whistler’s legendary Backcountry
If you’re up to the challenge, you have the option of exploring parts of Whistler otherwise inaccessible by chairlifts. Several options of Snowcat or Heli Skiing/riding are available from private operators for all levels ranging from intermediate to advance. We can help you choose the best option for your level and the experience you want.
More Stats and Facts
|Mountains Stats||Whistler Mountain||Blackcomb Mountain|
|Top Elevation||7,160 ft / 2,182 meters||7,494 ft / 2,284 meters|
|Base Elevation||2,140 ft / 652 meters||2,214 ft / 675 meters|
|Vertical Rise||5,020 ft / 1,530 meters||5,280 ft / 1,609 meters|
|Longest Run||11 kilometers/ 7miles
Burnt Stew down Green Line
and Upper to Lower Olympic
|11 kilometers/ 7miles
Green Road down Easy out
|Park & Pipe Facilities||2 Parks||1 Superpipe, 1 Snow Cross Track, 3 parks|
|Terrain Type||20% beg. 55% int., 25% adv||15% beg. 55% int. 30% adv|
|Number of Trails||100+ marked runs||100+ marked runs|
|Snowmaking||87 hectares/ 275 acres||142 hectares/ 350 acres|
|Skiable Terrain||4,757 acres / 1,925 hectares||3,414 acres / 1,382 hectares|
|Total number of lifts||20 + PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
2 high-speed gondolas
7 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
1 double chair
8 surface lifts
|17 + PEAK 2 PEAKGondola
1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
7 surface lifts