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Related Regions: British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, North America, Ski Canada

Elevation

  • 7493ft
    Summit
  • 5279ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 2215ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 6
  • 0
  • 2
  • 11
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 25
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    18%

  • Intermediate Runs

    40%

  • Advanced Runs

    35%

  • Expert Runs

    7%

  • Runs

    234

  • Terrain Parks

    5

  • Longest Run

    6.8 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    8171 ac

  • Snow Making

    697 ac

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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.

Where Is Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains Located?

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 ride share options.

 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/21/201905/24/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    195
  • Projected Days Open
    180
  • Years Open
    53
  • Average Snowfall
    461"

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Terrain

Holding the title of North America’s largest ski resort, these two colossal mountains offer more than 200 marked trails that include in-bounds backcountry, wide-open glaciers, powder-filled bowls, secluded glades and perfectly groomed trails. Freestylers will find 8 terrain parks that accommodate beginners to elite athletes, including a 22-foot superpipe. Averaging 461 inches of snowfall each year – which is bolstered by nearly 700 acres of snowmaking - there’s something for everyone at Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Village elevation is 2,214 feet. Top elevation is 7,160 feet with 5,020 feet of vertical on Whistler Mountain. Blackcomb’s top elevation is 7,494 feet with 5,280 feet of vertical. Skiable terrain on Whistler is 4,757 acres and 3,414 on Blackcomb. The longest run on Whistler is seven miles (Peak to Creek) and seven miles on Blackcomb (Green Road to Easy Out).

On Whistler, the breakout of terrain is 20% beginner, 55% intermediate and 25% advanced. On Blackcomb, it’s 15% beginner, 55% intermediate and 30% advanced.

Whistler Blackcomb Resort is a must-ski destination and has terrain to suit any ability level. The resort has ski and snowboard schools that have classes for beginners, intermediates and even advanced skiers.

Beginner terrain options are abundant and include a beginner’s only area located at Olympic Station containing slow zones, short lifts and magic carpets aimed at giving first timers an adequate place to learn. More experienced beginners and intermediates have an almost endless quantity of blue trails to explore. 

Whistler Blackcomb is also a great family resort with children’s adventure parks, mini-terrain parks and a tree fort playground. The resort is a great destination for families, thanks to terrain that allows for beginners and more experienced skiers to stay within the same region of the mountain.

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.

You won’t have to look hard to find a great place to eat near the ski resorts. There are a ton of restaurants to satisfy any taste bud.

Breakfast Places

  • If you’re looking for a quick bite, then check out Purebread. This local chain specializes in fresh-made bakery items for any time of the day. 4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
  • Good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the mouth-watering food at Elements is well worth a stop, especially if you’re looking for a hearty breakfast. 4359 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • This is another place that’s great for breakfast or lunch. Southside Diner offers up everything from burgers to steaks to all-day breakfast. 2102 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
  • Burgers are a mainstay on the menu of Splitz Grill. Sink your teeth into one of these massive creations. 4369 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Dinner

  • If you’re looking for some light, but delectable fare, order up a few small plates and tapas at the much-loved Bar Oso. 150-4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
  • Or, you might want to up your dinner experience with a fine dining turn at the The Wildflower restaurant located in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 150-4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Apres/Nightlife

  • For a night of fun and live music, head to Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub.The fun usually runs late into the night. 4320, 170 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
  • Relax on the patio next to a firepit at Basalt Wine and Salumeria while having a few glasses of wine and small plates, and watching the passing crowd. #13, 4154 Village Green, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Whistler Blackcomb Reviews

Suzie Thompson
1st April 20192
it is a tragedy what Vail has done to this great Canadian resort. gone is the friendly customer service, great grooming, attention...Full review
DrVonSlim
26th March 20193
I've visited this resort 3 times in the past 7 years, each time for a week, and will never return. The mountains...Full review
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