Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb

At SnowSeekers, we call this Canada's Las Vegas. With more than 200 runs and 80 nightclubs and restaurants in a pedestrian-friendly setting, it's evocative of the Alps. And, it's all within 1.5 hours of the world-class Vancouver International Airport.  All eyes were on Whistler during the 2010 Olympic Games, but it has been recognized by the world's media for years as one of the top ski and snowboard destinations.

Details
Activities
Climbing
Cross Country Skiing
Dog Sledding
Hiking
Hockey
Night Skiing
Skating
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Tube Park
Other Winter Attractions

Too many to count! Heli skiing, zipline tours, snowmobile tours, spas, dog sled tours, snowshoeing, a tree fort for the kids, snowcat tours, backcountry adventures, shopping and a youth centre.

Snowmaking?

Whistler Blackcomb has extensive snow making all over both mountains.

Season
November through May
Special Passes

Edge Card and the Mountain Collective pass are two to look into 

Hours of Operation

Jan 28 - Feb 24, 2017 lifts turn 8:30am to 3:30pm

Feb 25 - Apr 23, 2017 lifts turn 8:30am to 4:00pm

Apr 24 - May 22 lifts turn 10:00am to 4:00pm; note this is for Blackcomb Mountain only, Whistler and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola are closed.

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-5
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
461
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Village?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
200
Beginner Runs (%)
20
Intermediate Runs (%)
55
Advanced/Expert (%)
25
Terrain Description

So where to start when describing Whistler Blackcomb's terrain.  How does the idea of being a kid in a candy store sound?  Whistler Blackcomb is known for being in the top five of all resorts on the planet for good reason, lots of terrain that will meet anyone's expectations.  Stay high for some of the best views and the best snow, which is now easier then ever with their Peak 2 Peak Gondola system.

 

 

Terrain Parks
8
Bowls
15
Longest Run
7
Rideable Area (Acres)
3,307
Number of Lifts
37
Lift Details

Includes three gondolas, two six-packs, 13 quad chairs, four triple chairs, 15 carpets and the spectacular Peak to Peak gondola connecting Whistler peak to Blackcomb peak.

Base Elevation
2,140
Top Elevation (Ft)
7,494
Vertical Rise (Ft)
5,020
Location
Email
wbres@whistlerblackcomb.com
Community
Whistler
Province
British Columbia

Getting There

Whistler Blackcomb is located a scenic 2-hour drive from Vancouver, British Columbia where direct and one-stop flights fly in to the international airport from most of the world’s major cities. Shuttle service, train service and helicopter service is available to the resort.

Driving

It’s all about the journey when you drive to Whistler Village along that Sea to Sky Highway. Its only 136 kilometers but take it slow and explore waterfalls and mining towns. Make it a day trip.

Flights

Vancouver International Airport is the closest airport with rental cars and shuttles waiting for you.

Shuttles

Bus, shuttle, limo and did someone say “Helicopter?” There are many ways to get to Whistler. Pick one. The resort will be happy to help you line one up.  One direct from the airport is with Pacific Coach Lines or from Downtown Vancouver, go with SnowBus or EpicRides.