For snow skiing enthusiasts a winter at Whistler Blackcomb offers the quintessential experience of one of North America’s greatest ski mountain adventures. Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain collide to provide more than 200 runs and over 8,000 acres of terrain. A stay at the Whistler Blackcomb’s world-class ski resort places you right in the midst of the powdery action. From legendary peaks to the vibrancy of Whistler Village, there’s something for every degree of ski enthusiast here at Whistler Blackcomb.
Meet Whistler Blackcomb Mountains
There are more than 100 trails on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. As for difficulty levels, the mountains feature a solid mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain for all skill levels. Whereas Whistler Mountain has two parks, Blackcomb attracts skiers, snow boarders and extreme winter sports enthusiasts with three parks, one snow cross track and one super pipe.
- More than 200 marked runs attract skiers from all over the world.
- The longest run on Whistler Mountain is a 7-mile run from Peak to Creek.
- Over at Blackcomb Mountain the run from Green Road down Easy Out is an equivalent 7 miles.
- Tack on the opportunity to explore three different glaciers and 16 alpine bowls for a winter wonderland unlike any other
- Top everything off with one of North America’s longest ski seasons and you have everything you could desire for a dream winter vacation.
Explore the Resort
Whether you are here for a family vacation, and enrolled in the Whistler Kids Snow School, or you are hoping to ski amongst Olympic hopefuls in the milk run, Whistler Blackcomb has it all. Canadian winter activities including dog sledding, along with ice skating and snowshoeing, keep the interest level high for everyone including non-skiers. Lessons, lodging and nearly two dozen restaurants among the resort area ensure you have everything you need to make for a fantastic winter retreat.
Lodging at Whistler Blackcomb Resort
In terms of your stay at Whistler Blackcomb, you have a variety of lodging options. Hotels, condominiums, town homes, bed and breakfasts, and vacation homes round out the types of lodging available to visitors. However, condos and homes are the mainstay of guests who commonly prefer to have their own living space and privacy while vacationing. Finding the right accommodation involves narrowing down the competition. To help you out, here are some of the highlights for lodging in Whistler Blackcomb Resort:
- Blackcomb Lodge is situated in the heart of Whistler Village and only a few minutes’ walk from the ski gondolas of Whistler Blackcomb.
- Lost Lake Lodge of Upper Village is a more secluded accommodation settled among Lost Lake Park and the Chateau Whistler Golf Course, an ideal spot for snowshoers and cross-country skiing.
- Horstman House, also of Upper Village, is tucked away behind treetops and perfect for families with children who need extra indoors entertainment options via the Kids Centre, billiard table and games room.
- Le Chamois of Upper Village is a boutique hotel perfect for romantic interludes thanks to charm and elegance, as well as expedient access to the chairlifts of Blackcomb Mountain.
The Wonders of Whistler Village
Nestled at the base of the Whistler Blackcomb Resort is a downtown atmosphere with the modern touches of international village life. If you are a foodie you’ll satisfy your taste buds with local, fresh and seasonal cuisine that has become indigenous to the Whistler Blackcomb area. Thanks to the European influence, there are restaurants featuring international flavors, such as the Amsterdam Cafe and Pub, Basalt Wine and Salumeria, and the Bearfoot Bistro. To date there are eight restaurants on Whistler and nine on Blackcomb.
The fun doesn’t stop at bedtime, thanks to tapas bars, sake soaked sushi houses, Whistler apres ski and late night dance parties. Go all out with the Bar Hop Whistler, which includes stops at five of Whistler’s finest after-hours attractions. There are wine tasting tours, as well as bars akin to European pubs. Take stock of the local calendar of events to see what internationally renowned DJs will be in Whistler Blackcomb during your stay.
Winter and Summer Activities for Guests
Something for everyone and something for every season, Whistler Blackcomb is a open year-round. This is also a happening place for annual events and competitions, such as the GoPro Junior Freeski Challenge, BC Championships, and the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Concerts from the hottest bands frequently take place in Whistler, as well as culinary events featuring the world’s best chefs. In the summer months when the snows are melted, bike festivals, IRONMAN championships and the Tough Mudder takes over the valley.
There’s always something to do and see in Whistler Blackcomb, making it the perfect spot for a vacation no matter what the weather. When are you planning to visit?