Whistler

Resort Description

Whistler Blackcomb is known the world-over as the number one rated ski resort in North America, with towering peaks, deep snow, innovative ideas and passionate people who are drawn to it all. Receiving over 38.2 feet/1164 cm of snow each year, Whistler Blackcomb boasts one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Sixteen vast alpine bowls, three glaciers, and more than 200 marked runs make up the most skiable terrain in North America at 3,307 hectares / 8,171 acres. It is no wonder some of the world’s best skiers and riders call Whistler Blackcomb home.


Terrain Breakdown

17 percent beginner; 55 percent intermediate; 28 percent advanced

The Bottom Line

Whistler and Blackcomb’s 8171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, more than 200 marked trails, and one mile of vertical have helped to establish it as the destination on every skier’s must-do list.

Specs

State:British Columbia
Annual Snowfall:459 inches
Vertical Drop:5,280 feet
Ticket Prices:$119
Skiable Acres:8,171
Number of Trails:200+
Number of Lifts:37
Parks & Pipes:5 parks, 1 pipe
Backcountry Access Policy:Open gate policy
Nearest Airport:Vancouver, British Columbia (125 km away).
Hotels/Lodging:Whistler offers 158 hotels, condos, chalets, pensions, bed & breakfasts offering approximately 10,00 rental units for a total of approximately 30,000 visitors
Local Restaurants:Christine’s Restaurant, Steeps Grill
Local Bars:Garibaldi Lift Company Bar & Grill (GLC), Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, Merlin’s Gar & Grill
Season Highlights:01/10/15: Arc’Teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge
01/12/15 – 01/14/15: North Face Park and Pipe Open Series
02/27/15 – 02/28/15: Peak to Valley Race
03/13/15 – 03/14/15: Showcase Showdown
04/03/15 – 04/05/15: Whistler Cup International FIS Juvenile Ski Races
04/10/15 – 04/19/15: World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Website:WhistlerBlackcomb.com
Phone:(800) 766-0449
Facebook:Facebook.com/WhistlerBlackcomb
Twitter:@WhistlerBlackcomb
Instagram:@Whistlerblckcmb