Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Overview

Within British Columbia’s glacial climate and scenic beauty resides Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The impressive 8,171 acres of accessible terrain is serviced by 36 lifts and the longest continuous lift system on the globe, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which connects skiers and riders from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains.

Whistler was originally conceived as part of a bid to host the 1968 Winter Olympics. Although the bid was ultimately unsuccessful, construction began, and the resort opened in 1966. After years of expansions and a merger with Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in association with Vancouver.

There are over 18 restaurants between the two mountains, ensuring that you don’t have to waste time going into Whistler to find food. Also, for those who want to extend their ski season, Blackcomb offers summer skiing and riding in June and July.

Whistler is located about two hours from Vancouver. The easiest way to get there is by car. You can fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Once you get to Vancouver, you can take the Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Sea to Sky climb train or bus to get to the resort. You could also rent a car or look into rideshare options.

Plan Your Trip

Whistler Blackcomb Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

119"
74"
50"
25"
12"
12"
Nov
66"
Dec
99"
Jan
41"
Feb
62"
Mar

Terrain Overview

18%
Beginners Runs
40%
Intermediate Runs
35%
Advanced Runs
7%
Expert Runs
234
Runs in Total
6.8 mi
Longest Run
8171 ac
Skiable Terrain
697 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 23

5
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
2
High Speed Sixes
11
High Speed Quads
0
Quad Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
0
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

7493'
Summit
5279'
Vertical Drop
2215'
Base

Important Dates

November 25, 20212021/11/25

Projected Opening

April 18, 20222022/04/18

Projected Closing

185

Projected Days Open

106

Days Open Last Year

1966

Years Open

448"

Average Snowfall
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