Explore /Whistler, Canada

Whistler, Canada /

The Mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb offer some of the most varied terrain in North America, with skiiing and snowboarding to accommodate any level of skiier.

At the foot of the slopes, Whistler’s traffic-free village is awash with upscale boutiques, restaurants and bars. The scintillating scene is bedecked with thousands of colourful lights and further enhanced by winter events including the annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival and the weekly Fire and Ice Show – a skiing and firework spectacular. Winter enthusiasts can experience the thrill of driving a team of dogs over snow covered fields, horse drawn sleigh rides and exhilarating snowmobile drives through forests of cedar and along frozen lakes. Start with a mountain-sized breakfast at the zenith of Whistler Mountain before claiming first tracks on wide slopes, long runs and snow clad forests; every day in Whistler offers a new adventure for all abilities. The blissful variety and extent of the area provide an intermediate’s pic’n’mix of long cruising runs mixed with steeper challenges. Equally hard to beat as a destination for experts, there are endless challenges on both mountains, extensive off-piste and back country skiing with a guide; superb heli-skiing terrain can also be appreciated by good intermediates. Already offering excellent nursery slopes, Whistler Blackcomb has announced plans to invest CA$8 million to upgrade the ski and snowboard learning areas on Whistler Mountain. This will involve earthwork on the Olympic Station area to open more beginner-friendly terrain, and re-grading the Olympic and Fantastic runs to make them more accessible to novice skiers and riders. Further plans include work on the Upper Whiskey Jack run to make it less steep and adding new energy efficient snow guns across the mountain.

Whistler, Canada /Snow Essentials

Ski Facts

  • Altitude of resort: 675m Highest skiing point: 2285m Ski area: 8171 acres Number of lifts: 37 Beginner runs: 18% Intermediate runs: 55% Expert runs: 27% Recommended for:- Beginners ***** Intermediates ***** Advanced **** Families ***** Non-skiers *****

Whistler, Canada /Best Experiences

Plenty of experiences are available including heli-skiing, dog sledding, zip-trekking, snowmobiling and cat skiing.

Excellent snow conditions, especially on the high peaks.

Lively après-ski in Whistler Village with a wide selection of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from.
Glacier Golf - take a heli trip out to a nearby glacier where you can try your hand at tee-ing off on the ice.

Olympian Experiences - train with members of the Canadian Winter Olympic Team.

Bald Eagle Viewing - travel 45 minutes south of Whistler for a guided walking tour or gentle raft trip to witness the eagles.

Waterfall Ice Climbing - join a professional guide for a day of climbing up frozen waterfalls.

Ziptrek's 6 Zipline Twilight Tour - soar through the night on this unique winter adventure of tree-top platforms and suspension bridges.

The Adventure Group, Superfly Dinner Tours - ride in a snowcat up to the mountain top for a private group dinner, then soar back to the valley below on four incredible side-by-side ziplines.


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Approximate flight times
London to Vancouver 10 hours
Time Difference
GMT -8 Hours

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