In Whistler, ski fanatics will find everything they ever hoped for. Canada's foremost 4-season resort is considered one of the premier mountain destinations in the world. It has a whopping vertical and a huge ski area – over 8,000 acres – with a great combination of high open bowls and woodland trails, and some of the best powder anywhere. The peak of the mountain offers a fantastic challenge for advanced skiers, but there’s a whole range of runs and slopes suitable for all levels of expertise. And Whistler skiing conditions are usually good from mid-November right through to May. There’s even summer skiing up on the glacier.
The high-speed lifts are some of the most advanced in the world including the world record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, and there's an attractive pedestrian-only resort village at the base, alive with over 50 bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
When you're not skiing, you may like to try your hand at zipping through the local forests on a snowmobile or if you are after a more sedate pace, try snowshoeing! And, thanks to its world class facilities and excellent snow conditions, Whistler ski resort was also chosen for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Yes, everyone's eyes and ears are on Whistler these days.
Walking through Whistler Village after the lifts close, you will find that many of the bars and restaurants will be buzzing with après-ski excitement. Some people consider it the best part of their winter holiday! There is a great selection of bars to choose from for that post-ski toddy, such as Merlins or the Longhorn, and restaurants range from fine dining to sushi and pizza - take your pick!
Whistler Village is pedestrian-only and everything is within walking distance. There is a Free village shuttle, plenty of taxis, and Whistler's convenient public transit system, which can return you to your accommodation.
With such an extensive ski area, all beginners will find something to suit them.
Both mountains (Blackcomb and Whistler) offer a great array of trails for all intermediates – over 50% of
the mountains are dedicated to them. The scenery is spectacular and can be enjoyed while cruising down the mountain on some of the best slopes in North America.
Whistler is an expert’s heaven. From the Glacier and West Bowls – which offer tough challenges – to runs which have some of the biggest moguls in North America, to heli-skiing, Whistler keeps experts happy for weeks.
With 4 terrain parks and 2 half-pipes across the 2 mountains – all boarders, whether you’re advanced or a beginner, are catered for.
Free bus service between Whistler Village and the Upper Village.
- The Only Resort in North America Where You Can Ski or Ride on a Glacier
- Lively Après-Ski
- Consistently Ranked in the Top 3 North American Resorts by Many Ski Industry Magazines
- Whistler and Blackcomb Have the Largest Ski Area in North America
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Slope closure info Please note the current predictions for slope closures as follows:
Whistler - Approx 21 Apr '13
Blackcomb - Approx 21 Apr '13
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
Flight details: Heathrow to Vancouver with Air Canada
Flight time: 9 hours 45 min.
Drive time: 1 hour 45 min.
We Recommend: Guests take transfers to Whistler as Whistler Village is pedestrianised and all amenities are easily accessible.
Transfers: Return coach transfers £101 per person return. Private mini van transfers for max 8 people from £432 per vehicle(up to 4 passengers) return, £534 per vehicle (5-8 passengers) return. Passengers taking private transfers must arrive and depart together.
Time difference: GMT -8 hours