Whistler Blackcomb Resort


Resort Description

This winter marks Whistler Blackcomb's 50th anniversary season. Originally opening for skiing in the winter of 1966, the resort has been going beyond to leave its mark on the ski industry since day one. From cutting edge film shoots, to breaking Guinness World Records with the construction of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, to achieving its dream of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, Whistler Blackcomb has many milestones to celebrate. There has never been a better time to check Whistler Blackcomb off your bucket list than this historic season.

Terrain Breakdown

20 percent beginner; 55 percent intermediate; 25 percent advanced

The Bottom Line

Whistler and Blackcomb's 8171 acres of terrain and one mile of vertical have helped to establish it as the destination on every skier's must-do list.


State: British Columbia
Annual Snowfall: 459 inches
Vertical Drop: 5,280 feet
Ticket Prices: $125
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 115 hotels with more than 5,200 rooms
Local Restaurants: Steeps Grill, Christine's Restaurant
Local Bars: Garibaldi Lift Company Bar & Grill (GLC), Merlin's Bar & Grill, Dusty's Bar & BBQ
Season Highlights: 12/2/2015 – 12/6/2015: Whistler Film Festival
12/12/2015: Whistler Blackcomb 50th Anniversary Celebration
01/9/2016: Arctery'x Deep Winter Photo Challenge
03/13/15 – 03/14/15: Showcase Showdown
04/8/2016 – 04/17/2016: World Ski and Snowboard Festival

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