Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia


4.4 / 5

based on 274 reviews


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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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4.4 / 5

based on 274 reviews

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advanced snowboarder

4.8 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
It is one of the best Resorts I’ve ever visited in my life. It has all facilities that will make you feel the atmosphere of a professional ski base. It fits for all levels of riding, from beginners to experts. The only ski base that I loved the same as Whistler is Karakol ski... More
LFLucas F.
expert skier

4.5 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
Wonderful place to ski. Great side country. Busy on weekends and holidays. Both mountains deliver endless powder zones and alpine bowls. Town is fun with all the usual resort amenities.... More
OPOliver P.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
Whistler Blackcomb is a must visit destination. Massive terrain choices that cover all levels. Opening Day 2017 was epic with runs fully covered with fresh snow. We had to wait an hour and a half to get on the first lift but it was well worth waiting to ride again. ... More
LALouie A.
intermediate snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
Whistler mountain is a perfect place for beginners to start snowboarding (or ski). During the peak snowfall of the season magic chair is open for public at a discounted rate. You are able to only pay ($10-$20) for this individual lift, separate from the complete package that you... More
JCJenny C.
intermediate skier

3.5 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
Wow.. crowds. We went over Presidents Day weekend and oh my gosh. It took us from 9am - 11am just to get up to the top of the mountain and by then is was already lunchtime. Being on the coast Whistler's snow is a big wet compared to what we're used to in Colorado and Utah. Still... More
AGAdam G.
expert skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
The definitive mega resort. Can get incredibly busy at peak times, but has expansive terrain and some of the best side country in the world. Bring strong legs, Coast Range snow can get heavy and you'll need to earn your turns if you want freshies all day. Expensive,... More
SBSteve B.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
I've been skiing for 40 plus seasons, and hands down the WB rocks my world every time!... More
MVMichael V.
intermediate skier

5 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
All around great resort with great skiing. Only disappointment is they don't have night skiing. Have limited Time to enjoy all the many trails and the terrien parks. Many friendly staff also.... More
CFChris F.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
Whistler Blackcomb regards itself as one of the best and most accessible resorts in the world and it's easy to see why. Just 2 hours from Vancouver airport and with a wealth of hotels and lodges you get 2 world class mountains that you can reach with just a stroll through the... More
JBJason B.
advanced skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
Whistler is amazing however it is incredibly expensive to be here and to buy passes, accommodation is hard to come by and when you do it comes at a high price. The mountain is run very well and it runs like clockwork. The atmosphere of the town and the quality of the runs makes... More


Gondola & Trams
High Speed Six
High Speed Quads
Triple Chairs
Surface Lifts


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


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