Whistler, Canada

  • Resort height: 675m, 2214ft
  • Highest lift: 2284m, 7494ft
  • No. of lifts: 37
  • No. of slopes: 200+
  • Total piste length: 8171 acres
  • Transfer times:
    Vancouver: 2 hrs 30 mins
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Whistler Ski Resort

Two Mountains - Double the Fun!


Whistler is one of the most sought-after and exciting resorts in the world. The scenery is spectacular and the two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, combine to form the largest ski area in North America. This superb Canadian resort enjoys an enviable average of 11.64 metres of snow a year. Wherever you stay, access to the skiing in Whistler is easy. Whistler has been purpose-built with all facilities and amenities clustered around the base of the resort. The architecture is an attractive West Coast style with cobbled pathways and well-designed buildings throughout this pedestrianised resort.

Whistler is an ideal holiday destination in its own right, but its facilities make it one of the best places for skiing holidays in the world. Whistler boasts one of the most advanced high-speed ski lift systems, offering great ski slope accessibility. Just a 20 minute ride from Whistler finds you on top of the ski area, and able to choose from over 200 marked trails, 3 glaciers and 16 alpine bowls. Whistler provides a great skiing holiday destination for those of all abilities. There is an excellent ski school for beginners, and intermediates can access a vast array of ski runs through some of the most dramatic scenery and magnificent views in North America. Those with plenty of skiing and snowboarding experience are well catered for - the bowls offer an amazing challenge, as does the breathtaking 1.6 kilometre vertical descent from top to bottom, the furthest 'peak to creek' distance in North America. There is fantastic snowboarding at Whistler, with a large number of dedicated snowboarding areas and parks, and Whistler is a great destination for heli-skiing. With such superb ski and snow activity facilities, no wonder Whistler was a co-host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  

As you would expect from such an outstanding ski resort, accommodation in Whistler offers something for everyone. From picturesque mountain retreats to hotels and condominiums close to the centre of Whistler and the ski slopes, there is accommodation to meet every need. 

Skiing and boarding in whistler

Skiers and boarders benefit from a superbly integrated network of high-speed lifts - including the record breaking Peak2Peak Gondola, which whisks you to any selection of over 200 marked trails, 3 glaciers and 16 alpine bowls. There are also a large number of dedicated snowboard areas. Beginners will revell in the excellent ski school, intermediates will be able to ski and board a vast array of runs - many tree-lined and in great scenery. Advanced skiers and boarders should head for the bowls and make the most of the longest vertical drop in North America back to the village. ‘Fresh Tracks’ is a great option; a hearty breakfast buffet on the mountain, followed by early access to the slopes. 

Ski hosting is not permitted in Whistler, however as is the case in many North American resorts guests can use the local Mountain Guide services instead.

If you're heading to Whistler and looking for either your first dip into the heli-skiing arena or simply just to take hold of the experience of this incredible mountain range give our dedicated sales team a call and they will be more than happy to talk you through your options.


Apres ski in whistler

Intrawest has invested heavily into the careful expansion of Whistler over the last few years,transforming it into one of the liveliest resorts in North America, with over 100 bars, nightclubs and about 80 restaurants catering for all tastes and ages. There are more than 200 shops within Whistler ranging from souvenir shops to North American retail chain favourites, open till late. An easy 10 minute drive from the village is the sports centre. Non-skiers can also enjoy an exciting choice of snow activities including dog-sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snow mobiling, zip trekking and of course the fabulous spas where you can relax outside in the various hot tubs and take in the view of the mountains. The cultural city of Vancouver is an exciting day out and easily manageable being only a couple of hours drive down the Sea To Sky Highway.


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Latest Snow
Last Snow
Wed 29th Apr
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Snowing lightly, refreshing pistes
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Some good skiing still available
Lifts Open
8 out of 26
Last Report Update
Thu 30th Apr