at a glance...

8171acres of pistes
675m resort height
2.5 hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Resort overview

With magnificent scenery, vast slopes and huge snowfalls, it’s no surprise Whistler gets voted the number one overall ski resort in North America time and time again. The average yearly snowfall is 11.7 metres, that’s 130 stacked up mugs of tea, 6.7 times the height of the average UK male or 2.7 double decker buses. It’s a ridiculous amount of snow.

The two impressive mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb have been brought together to create the largest ski area on the continent of North America, with over 8000 acres to explore. The Peak 2 Peak gondola takes just 11 minutes to link the two mountains, offering some stunning views in the process.

The resort itself is split over three distinct areas; Whistler Village, Blackcomb and Creekside, each combining state-of-the-art amenities and wonderful village charm.

Skiing in the resort

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 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. In fact half the resort is intermediate heaven so there’s plenty to choose from. 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.

Après ski

The wonderful thing about Whistler is that you’ll be able to find something to suit you, both on and off the slopes. Families, friends, couples and groups: everyone is welcome here.

There are over 90 restaurants throughout the resort offering a variety of local and international cuisine. Culinary delights include the Teppan Village where food is theatrically prepared at your table, and the Bearfoot Bistro, which is a favourite amongst flexiski staff.

Whistler’s vibrant nightlife starts on the slopes. At the base of the Blackcomb Mountain, Merlins is known for its legendary après scene, whilst the Garibaldi Lift Co. in Whistler Village has some great mountain views from its sunny patio (unfortunately nothing to do with the delicious currant studded biscuits). The range of live music and DJ’s extends throughout the resort's many bars, the Dubh Linn Gate pub has some good happy hours and decent bands, but you will also find plenty of places to relax by a cosy fire.

Extend your stay

Why not spend a few nights in Vancouver at the beginning or end of your stay? Speak to our Ski Specialists about extending your stay so you can explore this cosmopolitan city and surrounding areas.

Best for...

  • Après
  • Groups
  • Foodies
  • Families
Accommodation in Whistler

There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Whistler Blackcomb, ski in, ski out luxury to village centre bustling locations and quieter, relaxing spots. We've picked a couple of our favourites to offer a good mix of style and price for your base to explore this winter playground.

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3* The Listel Hotel
3* The Listel Hotel
3* The Listel Hotel
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Conference
  • Jacuzzi
More info
3* Aava Whistler Hotel
3* Aava Whistler Hotel
3* Aava Whistler Hotel
Features:
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
More info
3* Coast Blackcomb Suites
3* Coast Blackcomb Suites
3* Coast Blackcomb Suites
Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
More info
4* Crystal Lodge Hotel
4* Crystal Lodge Hotel
4* Crystal Lodge Hotel
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Ski concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
More info
4* Delta Whistler Village Suites
4* Delta Whistler Village Suites
4* Delta Whistler Village Suites
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
More info
5* Four Seasons Whistler
5* Four Seasons Whistler
5* Four Seasons Whistler
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
More info
4* Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
4* Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
4* Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
More info
5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler
5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler
5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
More info
5* The Westin Resort & Spa
5* The Westin Resort & Spa
5* The Westin Resort & Spa
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
More info

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Resort guide

Whistler

The resort
Resort height - 675m
Highest point - 2,285m

Ski areaWhistler Blackcomb - 8,171 acres of ski terrain

Slopes

The pistes are soft so you'll struggle to find any ice. The off-piste isn't just accessible to experts, there is plenty to explore off the side of the groomed runs.

Green runs 18%
Blue runs 55%
Black runs 27%

Lifts - 37

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 5/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 5/5
Charm - 3/5

Activities
Aerial sight seeing | art galleries | bungee jumping | cat skiing | cinema | cross-country skiing | dog sledding | heli-skiing | ice skating | indoor rock climbing | sleigh rides | snow-mobiling | snow shoeing | spas | sports centre | tubing | Ziptrek

Transfer time
Vancouver - 2 hours 30 minutes

Whistler area lift pass
6 day lift pass from £392
9 day lift pass from £535

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