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Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler is North America's largest ski area & resort

Whistler Luxury Ski Chalets

Whistler offers North America’s largest ski area with slopes to suit all for the ultimate winter holiday.

Whistler is North America’s largest ski area, but it is not just about the skiing, this is a world class destination for an unbeatable holiday, year-round. Whistler Blackcomb is rightly recognised as one of the finest ski resorts in the world and a must visit winter destination for all avid skiers and snowboarders.

Arriving in Whistler Village, set between both the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, you get a feeling for the size of the snow-covered peaks from the endless trails that cut through the trees. The resort centre is purpose built in a pleasant and colourful style, is pedestrian only and there are an almost endless array of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.

The main hub is Whistler Village from where there are gondolas to access both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. This is where the main resort centre and amenities are located, with accommodation here varying between townhouses or chalets tucked away in areas like Horstman which offer easy access to the mountain and resort centre.

The other lift served village base is Creekside which is the original ski resort base which opened in 1966. Creekside offers a relaxed village vibe with gondola access onto Whistler Mountain, as well as good value ski in ski out chalets. Higher up on the mountainside is the exclusive Kadenwood area, which is accessed by a private gondola and is home to the most luxurious and large ski in ski out chalets in Whistler.

Further out, locations such as the world-renowned Nicklaus North Golf Course offers a great base as well as great value modern chalets.

SKI AREA

Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which offer 8,171 acres of terrain, over 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls and 3 glaciers. These two massive mountains are now joined by the world record holding PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, making it easy to ski on both mountains in the same day.

The resort level is located at 2,214ft (675m) with the highest lift accessed slopes at 7,497ft (2,284m). Both mountains can be accessed from Whistler Village and with over 34ft (10 metres) annual snowfall, powder days are numerous. Due to the snowfall, Whistler is home to one of the longest ski seasons in North America, with skiing usually on offer until late May.

BEGINNERS

For beginners there are dedicated nursery slopes along with excellent ski school instruction to build not only your technique, but also your confidence. There are dedicated beginner area’s on both the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. These have been designed for learning with smooth slopes, easy-loading lifts and are in a slow skiing zone.

The Magic Castle on Blackcomb and Tree Fort on Whistler are huge treehouses that are great for families with little ones. You can ski to both and then just take off your skis or snowboard and play away till your heart’s content. They offer the perfect diversion for youngsters and a little rest in the middle of their day’s skiing.

INTERMEDIATES

More experienced skiers have some of the world’s finest ski slopes to discover. From boundless tree lined slopes, high and open Alpine bowls and glacier descents, the variety is almost endless. 50% of the trails in Whistler are graded as blue so this is a great resort for those looking to progress their skiing and riding, as well as those who love to rack up as many kilometres each day.

On Blackcomb Mountain the 7th Heaven sector is a particular favourite with stunning views and on a powder day a great spot to practice your first turns in the deep snow. If you are looking to carve up the corduroy then the Ridge Runner trail accessed from the Crystal Chair is one you run you can put on repeat, and ski continuous laps on.

Over on Whistler Mountain the long runs down to the Creekside village will get your legs and lungs burning if attempted non-stop. Highway 86, Lower Peak to Creek, and Franz’s all cut through the forest for that classic North American tree-lined experience. Higher up we love the open alpine bowl of Symphony as well as the Harmony Ridge run where the feeling of open space is simply epic.

ADVANCED

For experts Whistler has become a true snowy mecca with more powder bowls than you can shake a fat powder ski at and world class terrain parks. The alpine bowls on Whistler mountains higher slopes, including Flute, Glacier, West, Bagel and Whistler provide a huge variety of lines, chutes and powder faces.

On Blackcomb Mountain climb up Spanky’s Ladder to access a large area of quiet and ungroomed slopes and would highly recommend hiring a local guide to show you the best and safest routes. For those who love hitting the snow park, the crowning glory is the huge Olympic standard super-pipe.

TERRAIN PARKS

Whistler is well known as a popular destination for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. There are terrain parks on both mountains which are graded according to the size of feature from small through to extra-large. This allows for entry level riders to gain the skills and confidence to progress. The features change daily, so there is always something new to discover throughout your stay.

On Whistler Mountain are the Habitat Terrain Parks which offers three 1,100 feet long runs and a vertical drop of 600 feet. This park is well suited to those looking to hit their first park features, as well as more experienced riders looking to hone their skills on each new line they take. The three runs are called Cougar with small features, Chipmunk with a blend of smaller and larger table-tops, hips, rollers, boxes and rails, and Bobcat which suits stronger riders.

Over on Blackcomb Mountain there is a greater variety of park terrain and slopes. The Big Easy Terrain Garden is designed for rider and skiers to learn how to use park features. The main park is suited to strong and advanced riders and is 3,480 feet long with a vertical drop of 1,007 feet. An 18-foot halfpipe is built at the bottom of the main park once weather and snowpack conditions allow.

Since 2023 a new course has been added with a Snow Cross track providing a challenge for budding ski and snowboard cross athletes. Race your mates or set a personal best time on the rollers, big banks, and set-ups on the Springboard run. The XL Highest Level Terrain Park is for experts only and features some of the industry’s largest and most technical rails, jobs, table-tops, and spines. Groomed nightly, the park is used by many top athletes training for international competitions.

Whistler also has a huge freestyle culture and community, and if you are looking to get started in the park, or wanting to perfect a particular trick, book in for a lesson with the Ski and Snowboard School.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING

There are 40 kilometres of Nordic cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails at the Lost Lake Park, only a short walk from the village. Access is also possible using the free village shuttle, or by parking at Lot 4 or 5. The groomed trails wind through the forest and offer stunning views of both the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Night skiing is also available.

Whistler Olympic Park is located a 30-minute drive south of Whistler and was the venue for the Nordic events at the 2010 winter games. Ski in the trails of Olympians through meadows, old-growth forest, and up to different viewpoints of the surrounding mountain ranges. The Park has 85 kilometres of groomed ski trails ranging from easy to expert. Lessons, as well as camps & clinics, plus guided snowshoe tours can all be booked.

You do not need to have skis, or a snowboard attached to your feet to access the mountain. A sightseeing pedestrian ticket can be bought to access the Whistler Village, Blackcomb, and PEAK 2 PEAK gondolas. This means any non-skiers in your group can also get to experience the 360 degrees views as well as meet you on the mountain for lunch.

CAT AND HELI SKIING

One of the main attractions of a ski holiday in Whistler is the opportunity to either Cat-ski or Heli-ski. Powder Mountain is about a 20-minute drive south of Whistler and offers 4,300 acres of powder snow covered terrain across five peaks. This is perfect cat-skiing terrain and on average will give you 8-10 fun filled runs per day, or about 7,000-10,000 vertical feet of powder skiing. The terrain offers up high alpine bowls, steep tree runs as well as gentle open meadows that are perfect for the first timer.

Whistler Heli-Skiing have access to some 432,000 acres of classic big mountain terrain that is surely the ultimate dream for advanced skiers and boarders. With access to an area that is 50 times larger than the Whistler Blackcomb ski area and including 173 glaciers, there are an amazing 475 routes awaiting your arrival.

RESORT ACTIVITES

Whistler is a fantastic destination for a winter holiday even if you do not ski. There is a huge selection of activities and adventures to experience, whether you are looking for something sedate such as wine tasting, or blood pumping action such as zip lining through the treetops.

Looking for alternate ways to have fun in the snow? Feel the wind on your face as you race your friends and family across 6 lanes on the Coca-Cola Tube Park at the Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain.

Enjoy the thrill of snowmobiling through the Callaghan Valley from early morning tours to thrilling after-hours adventures. Drive you own machine or share the ride with a friend and discover snowy paths through ancient woodlands and pristine views.

For budding Olympians, the world’s fastest sliding track is in Whistler and offers the opportunity to hop into a four-person bobsled and take an adrenaline-fueled ride through 10 twists and turns at speeds of over 125 kilometres per hour. Or for those with an even crazier disposition, why not try the Skeleton and slide headfirst!

On Sunday nights during the winter months of January, February and March, the Fire & Ice Show at the Skier’s Plaza is not to be missed. This dazzling display mixes live music, fireworks and world-class skiers and snowboarders performing tricks through a burning hoop! Towards the end of the season in April, the Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a 7-day event combining music, art, photography, film making as well as skiing and snowboarding.

RESORT AMENITIES

Whistler has well over 100 shops spread throughout the charming village centre and surrounding neighbourhoods. If you are looking to buy some new sports clothing or equipment, world class brands such as Oakley, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Salomon, and ARC-TERYX all have dedicated stores. If you fancy a good browse or after that perfect present there are many shops selling the latest fashion, fine artwork, or jewellery.

If you are looking to stock up on provisions for your self-catered ski holiday, there are several supermarkets with plenty of fresh produce, as well as a couple of liquor stores for your alcoholic purchases. Alternatively, if you are self-driving to resort, a stop in Squamish an hour’s drive north of Vancouver will let you shop in a good value large supermarket.

The Meadow Park Sport Centre is a year -round multi-purpose recreational facility located near to Green Lake. Facilities include an aquatic centre with swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, as well as a fitness centre, squash and basketball courts. There is also an indoor skating rink, as well as an outdoor rink at the Whistler Olympic Plaza in winter.

For rest and relaxation, we recommend the Scandinave Spa, located just north of Whistler Village. This unique day spa that is surrounded by spruce and cedar forest and overlooks stunning mountain and valley views. After an adventurous day, unwind in the hot and cold baths and refreshing waterfalls or enjoy a relaxing massage treatment in one of Whistler’s top spas.

When it comes to getting around, if you do not have access to your own car, there is a free village shuttle bus service to assist with moving around Whistler Village. A more extensive bus service connects the village with Creekside and neighbourhoods north and south, though there is a small charge for each journey. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day.

Ski lockers are available to rent in the heart of Whistler village just a 1-minute walk to both the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas.

SUMMER IN WHISTLER

The resort is also a huge tourist attraction in summer seasons, with an almost endless list of activities in Whistler and the surrounding mountains and valleys.  There are five local lakes with an abundance of beaches and water activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, fishing and more.

Soar through ancient forests via a network of ziplines, suspension bridges and tree top adventures. Embark on exhilarating ATV and RZR 4×4 tours, bear watching tours and off-road Porsche tours through a variety of terrain to explore the surrounding areas and get your adrenaline pumping. After twilight, take a night walk through an illuminated enchanted forest on a multimedia feast for the senses – the Vallea Lumina is a must-see attraction for all ages.

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is considered the No. 1 lift accessed downhill bike park in the world and for good reason. Boasting more terrain than any other bike park in North America with 4,900 vertical feet of lift-serviced descending trails. Beginning in 1999 with the Fitzsimmons Zone, Whistler Mountain Bike Park now features four distinct zones with over 80km of trail for you to explore.

The gondolas and lifts that brought you for skiing are converted for moving bikes up the mountain, where you can bike on trails for all 5 difficulty levels, including the infamous A-line, and all 5 skill centres. Beyond the bike parks there are over 350km of trails to choose from and explore on cross-country bikes.

APRÈS-SKI, BARS & NIGHTLIFE

Once the ski lifts finish for the day the resort buzzes with an eclectic choice of après ski venues, most famously at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) or Longhorns in the main village, or at Dusty’s in Creekside Village; one of Whistlers original bars. Over at the base of Blackcomb Mountain is the laid-back vibe of Merlin’s where the beer and stacked nachos flow in equal measure.

In the evenings an abundance of pubs, bars, lounges and nightclubs are all easy to walk between in the village centre. Catch live sports on the TVs in Stinky’s on The Stroll, or if craft beer is your thing head to Fitzsimmons Pub, the smallest in Whistler. If you are up for a night of dancing and DJs, then Après Après or Moe Joe’s Nightclub are the spots to end your night in.

RESTAURANTS

Whistler has a wonderful and vibrant culinary scene with more than 170 establishments. It offers a diverse range of cuisines most often seen in large cities, with an abundance of options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On the mountain there is a choice of 18 restaurants to choose from for your mid ski lunch.

The culinary choice is almost endless, whether you are looking for Italian or French, seafood or sushi, steak or Mexican. You then just need to choose if you want to have a relaxed meal out with friends and family, enjoy fine dining on that special occasion, or even just prefer a take-away to enjoy in the comfort of your chalet.

On Blackcomb Mountain, The Rendezvous is located at the top of the Blackcomb gondola and offers a broad menu from burgers and burrito’s, to noodle bowls and mac n cheese. For a more refined option with table service, Christine’s offers panoramic views along with classic dishes and a varied wine list. If you are just after quick stop for a coffee and delicious buttermilk waffle, then a pit stop into the Crystal Hut is a must. Located at the top of the Crystal Chair, this rustic log cabin also has a terrace with stunning views in both winter and summer.

Over on Whistler Mountain not trip is complete without a trip in the lively Roundhouse Lodge, the largest restaurant in Whistler. Located at the top of the Whistler gondola, it is also the departure point for the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola over to Blackcomb Mountain. The relaxed dining here offers something for everyone, Japanese Ramen in Expressway, burgers and fires in the Mountain Market, burritos and breakfast bowels in Pika’s, or draft beers in Seppo’s Bar.

For a fine dining experience on Whistler Mountain then you should reserve a table Steeps Grill & Wine Bar. Also located at the Roundhouse this restaurant has a farm-to-table ethos with many of the ingredients grown just North of Whistler in the sunny Pemberton valley. For a quick drink stop or après ski tipple with 360 degrees views, then be sure to make a visit or two to the Umbrella Bar at 1,850m.

TRAVEL TO RESORT

An epic holiday in Whistler though starts from the moment you land in Vancouver. Located in the south-west corner of British Columbia and nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, the setting is jaw dropping. It is worth spending a night or two exploring this cosmopolitan city, or even enjoying some yachting or whale watching!

Whistler is located a 120km drive north of Vancouver via the spectacular Sea to Sky highway. This 2-hour journey firstly offers views out over Vancouver Island as well as the islands of Howe Sound. Halfway on the journey you will pass through the town of Squamish where the mountains become more dramatic and one of North America’s largest congregations of wintering Bald Eagles soars amongst the peaks.

On your arrival you will no doubt of taken endless photographs and be excited about your snowy adventures ahead. It is also possible to transfer in via helicopter or float plane, which will give you a whole new perspective of the Coast Mountain range below.

If renting a car from Vancouver airport, many of our chalets in Whistler do offer car parking. In Whistler Village there is plentiful parking located on Blackcomb Way within a five to ten-minute walk of the Village and Upper Village. Day Lots 1-5 also offer the closest parking to the Whistler Village shops and gondolas, Whistler Olympic Plaza and the Whistler Farmers’ Market.

Car parking Day Lots 6-8 are available during the winter season and are located at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain via Glacier Lane. At Whistler Creekside base there is an undercover multi-level car park located adjacent to the Creekside gondola. Many of the parking lots are free for day skiers.

If you require an electric vehicle charging station during your stay, there are numerous public EV charge points. Some of the parking Day Lots have points, as well as at the Municipal Hall, Meadow Park Sports Centre, Conference Centre, and on Nesters Road.

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Whistler

  • Resort Altitude: 675m
  • Ski Elevation: 650m - 2285m
  • Ski Domain: Whistler Blackcomb

Ski Slopes

  • Pistes: 8171 acres
  • 20% Green runs
  • 50% Blue runs
  • 30% Black runs

Nearest Airports

  • Vancouver (YVR): 2h / 120km

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Luxury Ski Chalets in Whistler

With ski in ski out locations on Blackcomb mountain, in Creekside or Kadenwood, to townhouses in the resort centre and great value modern chalets on the golf course, we have a wide range of accommodation options in Whistler.