The acclaimed ski resort sits on the rugged west coast of Canada, just a short drive from Vancouver – a direct flight makes it the perfect alternative to European skiing. Formed by two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, there are endless challenges on both peaks including extensive off-piste and back country skiing with a guide. The blissful variety and scope of the area provide an intermediate’s pic’n’mix of long cruising runs mixed with steeper challenges; superb heli-skiing terrain can also be appreciated by good intermediates. 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. Carrier features some of the best hotels in Whistler, such as: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler and The Westin Resort and Spa.
|Altitude of resort||675m|
|Highest skiing point||2285m|
|Ski area||8171 acres|
|Number of lifts||37|
Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which offer some of the best skiing in the world. This ski resort has one of the longest ski seasons in North America and next season is expected to be a strong La Nina which brings excellent snow fall in Whistler and Blackcomb. La Nina means that temperatures will be lower than average with abundant snowfall.
Beginners ***** | Intermediates ***** | Advanced **** | Families ***** | Non-skiers *****
The best time to visit Whistler is in the winter months. With plenty of powder, an array of winter sports choices and extraordinary festivals, it is suitable for both skiers and non-skiers alike. Whistler is currently going through La Nina so be sure to pack plenty of layers and a warm winter jacket. The best hotels in Whistler tend to get fully booked quite far in advance for the winter season; we recommend you book your next luxury ski holiday as soon as possible.
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