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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BBBruce B.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
We spent a week at the resort and loved the facilities, the lodging and the lift access. The variety and abundance of terrain is great. The snow can be heavy and there is often rain at the bottom. The base area is very well organized, but doesn’t have an authentic feel. The... More
LMLynn M.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
I am ftom Florida and I enjoy skiing some where different each trip, but Whistler is my all time favorite. The customer service is wonderful friendly and helpful. The mountain is convenient and there is plenty of terrain so you never get bored. The village is fun and all types... More
NNicolas
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Love it from the bottom of my hearth! From the village to the peak, great vibe and great condition on great montains. I wish to shred it as much and as longas possible!... More
CPCourtenay P.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Whistler Blackcomb offers a lot of varied terrain, which allows people to spread out over the mountain. The food offered is excellent and the Village is full of great options for shopping, dining and apres. The views on a clear day are unparalleled. ... More
MMMax M.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
We had such a great time at whistler last season, great snow, wonderful facilities and a very fun town, well worth the visit, even from the east coast! We'll definitely be back!... More
ASAndrew S.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
It is a great resort but with any great one, the prices can be higher and it is busy. They have lots of stuff to do, whether it's snowshoeing, snowtubing, ziplining, etc.... More
KZKirill Z.
advanced skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
First time at Whistler and it was amazing. Lifts are always running and can accommodate large crowds. Easy to get to the top. Skiing from the top of the mountain is amazing, snow is fresh, and sunny. No cold winds weather is just right to ski. Spend all my days at Whistler skiing... More
JHJeff H.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
It is about a 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver but once you are up there it has everything you could need in the village. The mountain is great for skiing with a vast array of difficulties to accommodate skiers and boarders of all levels. The only negative would be that it does tend... More
CBCoco B.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Atmosphere im was so good. If I get the pass I'm going back in January. Already started looking at flights when I saw this deal I'm that excited. Whistler was so friendly and great snow made the experience good in every way... More
KCKevin C.
expert snowboarder
Average!

2.5 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
It’s an expensive resort that has priced out local families. Passes are too pricey and WB likes to nickel and dime its clients. It has great apres facilities and the restaurants are second to none.... 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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