Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Welcome to Whistler Blackcomb, situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. This is North America's premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 3,237 hectares (8,000 acres) of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimetres (430 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America.

With two mountains, three glaciers, more than 200 marked trails and an average annual snowfall of almost 12m/39ft, it's no surprise that US-based Skiing Magazine ranked Whistler Blackcomb the best North American ski resort for an unprecedented thirteen consecutive years, or that Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine has named it Best Overseas Ski Resort every year from 2005 to 2011.

Together, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains offer more skiable terrain than any resort on the continent. With the opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, the two mountains now feature the longest continuous lift system on Earth.

The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola links Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and enables skiers and snowboarders to easily access terrain with a speedy and scenic 11-minute, 4.4-km/2.7-mi ride.

PEAK 2 PEAK gondola cabins travel the longest unsupported span in the world – over 3km/1.9mi from tower to tower – and at their highest point are suspended 436m/1,427 ft above Fitzsimmons Creek. Two of the 28 cabins feature glass bottoms, providing exhilarating views of the valley below.

Whistler is the ideal spot for a family ski vacation. Childcare is available for infants and toddlers, ski and snowboard schools cater to both younger children and teenagers, and activities such as tubing or snowshoeing will delight kids of all ages.

Whistler Blackcomb’s epic Nintendo Terrain Parks earned the resort the Number One ranking in TransWorld SNOWBoarding’s Top Ten Best Parks category in 2009, and in 2011 Whistler was recognized for its nightlife, terrain and family-friendliness.

When you have explored the 8,000 plus acres of terrain on both mountains, head down to the valley and experience Village life. There's plenty to do and explore like different restaurants, shopping, rest day activities such as a spa treatment, après and nightlife action. Or check out the many other winter activities Whistler has to offer:

Dining in Whistler is equally renowned. Celebrate a special occasion by sabering champagne in a 20,000-bottle cellar, or enjoy sushi that, according to the New York Times, features "some of the best Japanese artistry east of Tokyo."

 

Mountain Details

396 in (1006cm)

Alpine Areas

  • Vertical: 1610 m (5280 ft)
  • Skiable Terrain: 3307 ha (8171 )
  • Total Number of Runs: 200
  • Number of Easy Runs: 40 (20%)
  • Number of Intermediate Runs: 110 (55%)
  • Number of Expert Runs
  • (All Black Diamond Runs): 50 (25%)
  • Night Skiing: No
  • Terrain Park Half Pipe Yes
  • Number of Rope
  • Tows/Pommels: 12
  • Number of T-Bars: 4
  • Number of Double Chairs: 1 (regular speed)
  • Number of Triple Chairs: 5 (high speed)
  • Number of Quad Chairs: 13 (high speed)
  • Number of Gondola Lifts: 3 (high speed)
  • On Hill Accommodations No


Nordic Ski Areas

  • Number of Trails: 200
  • Number of Warming Huts: 18
  • Total Length of Trails: 2 km (1 miles)
  • Night Skiing: Yes