Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 274 reviews

Trails

Beginner
18%
Intermediate
55%
Advanced / Expert
27%

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Overview

The Good

  • Largest ski area in North America, a massive 8,117 ac across two mountains
  • Wide variety of terrain with over 200 trails, bowls, glaciers and tree runs 
  • World-class village full of amenities, activities and après ski to keep skiers and non-skiers well entertained for days

The Bad

  • Low peak elevation of 7,493 ft means snow can be wet and heavy 
  • Can get crowded especially during US and Canadian public holidays

Find Freshies: For in-bounds off-piste head to Lakeside Bowl or Xhiggy's Meadow or for backcountry make your way to Saphhire Bowl in Blackcomb.

Ditch the Crowds: Avoid the runs below Emerald Chair and Orange Peel during peak times.

Local's Pick: Saphhire Bowl in Blackcomb, it's steep and packed with pow! 

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 274 reviews

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MHMaxim H.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Best resort in North America. Two ski Mountians next to each other will get you busy all day. Good restarants in the village, where you can get all kinds of food. Shopping, kids activities.... More
DWDennis W.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
I think its the place to be! Everybody I meet is telling me how amazing it is. Thats it. I want to get the season pass!! Please make it possible for me to go to whistler how often I want to.... More
KWKyle W.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
The ski resort is as big as they come. Could easily spend at least a week and not get caught redoing too many runs. Town is fantastic with many food and drink options for apres ski!... More
MSMark S.
expert snowboarder
Average!

3.2 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
So busy pretty much all the time. Mostly everyone is bragging on their cellphones in the lift line that they are in Whistler. The snow can be great and you will maybe get one run of fresh tracks if you are near the front of the line. If you want to live and work in Whistler you... More
EHEdward H.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
Having skied in the Alps my whole life, I decided to make the trip across the pond to Whistler, Canada. Put simply - If you're keen on your skiing, this is the place for you. It doesn't have the same village charm as many places in the Alps, by the off piste and availability of... More
MHMichael H.
expert skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
I've been skiing Whistler/Blackcomb since 1996. The vast terrain of these two peaks offers seemingly endless opportunities for big mountain adventures. With many great bowls to explore and the access between the dual mountains provided by the peak-to-peak gondola the choices are... More
BBBeau B.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.7 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
Whistler is world class when the snow is good, but it can be pretty hit or miss! Everything including food is very expensive, and the cost of accommodation is out of reach for the non-affluent unless you can get staff housing through work. That being said, it is a fantastic... More
MBMichael B.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Went to Whistler/Blackcomb for an early season trip. Snow was amazing ! Powder almost up to my knees, amazing terrain and views. Love it. Cannot wait to return when the full mountain is open. The glacier bowls and spin run to Creekside look amazing!... More
DHDerek H.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Awesome. This place is always amazing with great snow. It's a little ways away from Vancouver but it's a beautiful drive. Wish everywhere I ski could be as amazing as Whistler. ... More
CChris
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
Whistler blackcomb is the best of the best but with that comes expensive lift tickets and big crowds. If you can, you should go on a weekday and it's worth it.... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
4
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
13
Triple Chairs
4
Surface Lifts
15

Elevation

Base
2,214 feet
Summit
7,493 feet
Vertical drop
5,279 feet

Terrain

Total runs
200
Terrain Parks
5
Longest Run
7 miles
Skiable Terrain
8,171 acres
Snowmaking Area
565 acres
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