With magnificent scenery, vast slopes and an average yearly snowfall of 34ft, it’s no surprise Whistler was chosen as the venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The impressive mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb have been brought together to create the largest ski area in the continent of North America, with over 8000 acres to explore.
The resort itself is split over three distinct areas; Whistler village, Blackcomb and Creekside, each combining purpose-built amenities with village charm.
skiing in Whistler
Ski holidays in Whistler are ideal for all levels of skiers and boarders. Beginners can enjoy the gentle green runs that trail down from the top of the mountain or the dedicated ‘Slow Zones’ marked around the resort.
Venture further afield and intermediate skiers will find extensive terrain with tree-lined runs, rolling cruisers and glacial skiing - the Blackcomb Glacier is highly recommended. Expert skiers will be impressed by the vast playground of endless bowls, steep chutes and winding gullies with additional challenges including cat-skiing or heli-skiing.
There are over 90 restaurants throughout Whistler offering a variety of local and international cuisine. Culinary delights include the Teppan Village where food is theatrically prepared at your table, and Hy’s Steakhouse.
Whistler’s vibrant nightlife starts on the slopes. At the base of the Blackcomb Mountain, Merlins is known for its legendary apres scene, whilst the Garibaldi Lift Co. in Whistler Village has some great mountain views from its sunny patio. The range of live music and DJ’s extends throughout the resort's many bars, but you will also find plenty of places to relax by a cosy fire.
Speak to our Personal Travel Consultants about stopping over in Vancouver at the beginning or end of your stay to explore the city and surrounding areas.
For more information about Whistler ski holidays, call 020 8939 0862 or make an enquiry.