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Ski Whistler

Great Deals on Whistler Hotels, Condos and Ski Accommodation, Plus Our Comprehensive Whistler Ski Holiday Guide.

What’s left to say about Whistler ski resort? Most of the world’s other leading resorts have history, but Whistler has come from nowhere to be a contender for the world number one spot. As North America’s biggest ski area, the continent’s second biggest vertical and Olympic hosts in 2010, it offers (almost) every on-snow and in-resort experience you can think of.
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Whistler facts

  • Village Height: 675m
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 990cm
  • No. of lifts: 38
  • Season dates: Late Nov - Late May
  • Acreage of terrain: 8172 acres
  • Terrain parks: 5
  • Snow making: 14% / 127 cannons
  • Distance to airports: Vancouver 136km
  • Runs: 5811034

Whistler Snow report

insider's guide
13°c
Sun/cloud

Weather
Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

11cm

last snowfall

Piste conditions

Piste conditions
Very good piste conditions, best at top

7/26

lifts open

Piste conditions

Piste: Excellent
Off-piste: Varied
Runs to resort: Good

192/192cm

lower/upper snow depth

Piste conditions

Last snowed: 27th Apr
Report date: 30th Apr

Whistler Webcams

  • 1 The Roundhouse

    1 The Roundhouse
    Last update: 16:01 / 25 Jul 14

  • Emerald Express

    Emerald Express
    Last update: 16:01 / 25 Jul 14

Beginner

4 stars

Intermediate

5 stars

Advanced

5 stars

Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing

5 stars

Families

4 stars

Aprés Ski

4 stars

Mountain Restaurants

4 stars

Resort Charm

3 stars

Overview of Whistler Ski Resort

You can ski Whistler, as the main village is known; or you can ski Whistler Blackcomb, as owners Intrawest prefer to call the resort they’ve made world famous, after its adjoining mountains. However you name it, it is regarded by many as the world's best ski resort. Together, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, with their respective base villages, house North America’s largest ski area and, until recently, its biggest vertical (now second to upstart BC neighbour Revelstoke).

Whistler ski resort was created in the early 1960s with the aim of hosting a Winter Olympics, and 50 years later it finally got its wish. This means it now not only has world class skiing on a scale unseen elsewhere in North America (the ski area stats measure up to one of the larger resorts in the French Alps), but it also has world class Nordic facilities at the newly created Olympic Park south of the resort, and sliding facilities with bobsleigh run at the sliding centre.
The ski area spreads across the twin mountains which meet at the base and now at altitude too, thanks to the remarkable new PEAK2PEAK gondola (see Resort Attractions). Both areas are crowned with glaciers which along with the resort’s huge annual snowfalls of Pacific powder, allows it to have one of Canada’s longest ski seasons, as well as its only summer ski and board season.

Off the slopes Whistler’s amazing growth from next to nothing 50 years ago to one of the world’s five most visited ski resorts today, has led to an incredible variety of facilities being available to guests. The range of shops, bars, accommodation and restaurants, centred on the trademark Intrawest pedestrian village, is almost unmatched anywhere and, despite having North America’s biggest ski area, the choice of activities off the slopes is exceptional. In fact Whistler actually attracts even more visitors in summer than winter, allowing all these businesses to thrive and grow without the huge operational difficulties caused by the seasonal nature of many resorts.

The Olympics have brought other benefits to Whistler too including big improvements to the sea-to-sky highway which links the resort to Vancouver, cutting the journey time to about 90 minutes on what is now a very good access road.

Whistler is also home to a huge range of excellent accommodation, ranging from five star hotels to self-catered condos. Check out our deals page for some excellent prices on Whistler accommodation. 
 

Skiing Guide

Whistler is bursting with fantastic freeride terrain, ideal for the advanced skiers and snowboarders

Après Ski

Whistler excels in every category-even the spa facilities are of great quality and there’s plenty to choose from too!

Families

Even with its well known party atmosphere, Whistler is a popular ski destination for families

Off the Slopes

As with everything else good about the resort there are a fantastic selection of activities to keep you amused when you’re not skiing

Restaurants & Dining

Its no surprise that eating out in Whistler is popular with over 100 restaurants to choose from in the village and on the mountain

Spa Guide

Whistler excels in every category-even the spa facilities are of great quality and there’s plenty to choose from too!