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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Family Friendliness
KKarston
expert skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
The most notable change last season was the quality and the impact of the greeters at the base of the lifts. Having people who were smiling and talking as you came through the gates made the long lift lines a little less frustrating.... More
SGStephen G.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
Whistler Blackcomb has something for everyone. It's a MASSIVE winter wonderland for all ages and skier types. It's a grade A staple of mine, and I plan to go back each winter. ... More
MHMichael H.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
I have skied at Whistler-Blackcomb since 1996. The available terrain is vast and the scenery is spectacular. The two mountains offer great steep skiing with many bowls to choose from. Gladded runs are also plentiful After a day I love strolling through the village and being... More
ECEddie C.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
I learned how to snowboard at Whistler Blackcomb and now it's a place I call home. I have been to many other resorts around the world, but It's hard to compare them to Whistler. There's such a large amount of terrain to ski on, it's really hard to get bored. With world class... More
WCWill C.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
Hands down the Best resort in the world. Facilities, runs, hotels, ski camps, restaurants and spas. There’s something for everyone here. Try it out if you haven’t already. Bring your friends and family.... More
PFPeter F.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
Whistler Blackcomb is an amazing resort because it quite simply 'has it all'. Everything from long groomers to brilliant back-country and world class park riding. But best of all is the Peak-to-Peak gondola which lets you switch up between Whistler & Blackcomb mountains without... More
AOAidan O.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
I was really impressed with the access to the lifts from the car lots, the friendliness and efficiency of the staff, the amount of ski lifts and gondolas, clever planning could result in avoiding line ups. The variation of terrain was fantastic. There is a wide variety of shops,... More
MMMichael M.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
Skiing was excellent each of the five ski days. We had fresh snow continually all the way to the base. We did have a few moments of clear sky on the peak to peak gondola. The Village is extremely large and has everything you could ask for, including a hardware store, bank,... More
ABAaron B.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
Whistler is indeed a jewel. You can walk almost anywhere and once you figure out the trail ststem you can walk anywhere. Everything is centrally located whick makes it great for family members that dont ski. The mountain is awesome. The terrain varries from beginner to your dead... More
NBNoah B.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Really good resort and offer many ways of saving money and getting everything you paid for. No other mountain compares as there is plenty for everyone to do no matter your level of experience. I go to whistler every year when possible and will continue to do so. ... 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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