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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BBarry
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 24, 2005
Altogether Whistler excels in Terrain (different skill levels), types of lodging available, eating from gourmet dining to grocery shopping and it seems to have something for everyone. Transportation is great, we've taken everything from Limo's to the Greyhound bus and everything... More
JJake
Poor!

2 / 5

May 08, 2004
I've been to Whistler each of the past four winters. When there's snow, it can't be beat. Unfortunately, we've had rain for two of the four trips, which made them absolutely miserable. It's hands down the premier destination in North America, but be aware that the weather can be... More
LLynn
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 16, 2004
What I really love about Whistler, other than the skiing, is the town at the bottom of the slopes. It's the prettiest ski town I've ever been to and I'm longing to go back. Please keep it affordable so everyone can enjoy it!!

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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