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.
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.
Whistler Blackcomb has extensive snow making all over both mountains.
Edge Card and the Mountain Collective pass are two to look into
Early season (December to Feb)
hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Mid-season (Feb - Apr)
hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Late season (Apr - mid-May)
hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Blackcomb Mountain only)
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.
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.
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 worlds major cities. Shuttle service, train service and helicopter service is available to the resort.
It's all about the journey when you drive to Whistler Village along that Sea to Sky Highway. It's only 136 kilometers but take it slow and explore waterfalls and mining towns. Make it a day trip.
Vancouver International Airport is the closest airport with rental cars and shuttles waiting for you.
Bus, shuttle, limo and did someone say helicopter? There are many ways to get to Whistler. Pick one and 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.