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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KLKristian L.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
In short, Whistler is a must go destination for everyone and anyone. The fact that you can ski here your entire life and never explore all the available terrain is mind-blowing. I've had friends move here and never want to leave, and some of them have really stayed ! The... More
KGKate G.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
The rideable terrain is probably the best there is anywhere in North America. Gets very overcrowded on weekend even though the resort keeps installing new lifts to try and spread out the masses. The food is really good but slightly overpriced. Day lift passes are quite a bit... More
CGCrisostomo G.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Besides the price of accommodation at Whistler and maybe it's time to add one more lift from the village. It's an absolute powdered dream though. I plan on spending every weekend up there this winter. ... More
JHJeff H.
advanced skier
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Great place to ski, lots of hidden gems, just a little crowded. Hard to beat on a powder day with your friends, but that West Coast cement can be tough on the legs.... More
TDTyler D.
expert skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Great ski town; never ending, varied terrain, easy back country access and plenty of lifts provide good value and epic days. Solid snow cover, great food options on the hills and plenty of Apres stops keep your day going well into the night. Worth a visit!... More
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Great resort with something for everybody. Can be very expensive around the holidays so plan ahead to find cheaper options. Lift tickets can also be pricey so your best bet is to get an Edge card or pre-purchase online.... More
SCStefan C.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Great world class resort with unparalleled amount of terrain to ski on. Wet snow most of the year except in alpine where it gets soft and fluffy. Very pricey and only getting worse unftnly. Worth checking out though!... More
PFPatrick F.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
One of the best resorts In the world . If I could afford it I would be there every weekend skiing the double and triple blacks. Food is also amazing all across the mountain ... More
GKGary K.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Best in the World has long runs and challenging hills. Great atmosphere with people who are coming from around the world. Great views of surrounding areas. Fast lifts and good food... More
NANiall A.
expert skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Great variety of terrain especially if you’re an advanced skier but you’re not ready to hit the backcountry just yet. Can get a bit crowded during peak times but this can always be avoided.... 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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