About Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb, located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, is one of the world’s most popular and coveted ski regions. Consistently rated by ski magazines worldwide and guidebooks as the most popular ski resort in North America, Whistler Blackcomb offers more ski terrain and vertical runs than any other ski resort in North America. It has a mile-high vertical rise, twelve bowls and more than 200 marked trails.

pic_7_smOnly about 75 miles (2 hours drive) from Vancouver or 5 hours from Seattle, WA along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. It’s conveniently located for visitors to come for an extended resort vacation or simply a short day visit.

In winter, Whistler/Blackcomb offers downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and heli-skiing. There is even a new Tube Park in the Base 2 Zone of Blackcomb Mountain. In the summer, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails to enjoy. Additionally, one can also find plenty of golfing, horseback riding and rafting.
There are plenty of accomodations where you can stay that are conveniently located at the base of the mountain – Ski-In/Ski-Out resorts are popular and plentiful. From large condo resorts to lodges to comfortable B&Bs and Inns, there are accomodations for every budget and taste. There are over 5,000 rooms within 500 yards of the mountain’s lifts.

If you’re looking for an out-of-the-way ski getaway, Whistler probably isn’t the place. It’s a busy, bustling area, with more than 8,000 year-round residents and the mountains can handle over 55,000 skiers per hour.

pic_6_smhas plenty of activites for everyone to enjoy. If you want to get off the slopes for awhile and take a rest, simply take a sleigh ride, go indoor rock-climbing, take a ziptrek ecotour or go to a spa. Shopping and dining are also popular activities and can be found throughout Whistler village.