Photo by Mike Crane
Enjoy Skiing or Snowboarding on Your Whistler Vacation
As the official alpine sports venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Para-Olympic Games and arguably North America's favourite alpine playground, Whistler Blackcomb leaves nothing to be desired. The resort is world-renowned, visitors congregate from all four corners of the world to experience Whistler's fantastic skiing and snowboarding as well as the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding peaks. With over 8,100 acres of ski terrain, two mountains connected by a picturesque pedestrian village and the Peak 2 Peak gondola, over 200 trails, 38 lifts, 12 alpine bowls, and one vertical mile of skiing, it's no wonder Whistler has become a mecca for boarders and skiers alike. Whistler Blackcomb receives 10.42 metres (410 inches) per year of beautiful snow, and the skiing is great well into the spring months.
Whistler Mountain Stats
Vertical - 1,530 metres (5,020 feet)
Top Elevation - 2,182 metres (7,160 feet)
Skiable Terrain - 4,757 acres (1,925 hectares)
Terrain Type (beg/int/adv) - 20%/55%/25%
Trails - 100+
Terrain Parks - 2 parks
Number of Lifts: 19 including 2 high-speed gondolas, 7 high-speed quads, 2 triple chairs, 8 surface lift, plus the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connecting Whistler and Blackcomb
On-Mountain Dining - 8 restaurants
Blackcomb Mountain Stats
Vertical -1,609 metres (5,280 feet)
Top Elevations -2,284 metres (7,494 feet)
Skiable Terrain -3,414 acres (1,382 hectares)
Terrain Type (beg/int/adv) -15%/55%/30%
Terrain Parks -3 parks, 1 super pipe, 1 snow cross track
Number of Lifts - 17 including 1 high-speed gondola, 6 high-speed quads, 3 triple chairs, 7 surface lifts, plus the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connecting Blackcomb and Whistler
On-Mountain Dining - 9 restaurants
Photo by Whistler Heli Ski
Whistler Heli-Skiing introduces the adventurous to 60 times the area of Whistler Blackcomb with an average of under 50 skiers per day and all the powder you can handle. Experience to solitude and quiet of backcountry skiing, where you'll soar down untracked snow and never wait in a lift line. From intermediate to advanced, this unforgettable experience will be the highlight of any skier or boarder's Whistler vacation.
Whistler Ski Rentals
If you're visiting Whistler and don't want the hassle of traveling with your skis, Whistler has many fine options for high-quality ski and snowboard rentals.
Choose from several Whistler ski shops where you'll go in and get yourself outfited with the best ski brands, or save time and have your Whistler ski rentals delivered directly to your vacation rental. Our local shops offer convenience so that you can fully enjoy your Whistler vacation.
Photo by Patrick Hui/Couloir Photo