Whistler stands as the world’s greatest combination of resort personality and skiing opportunity. Within the region of Whistler are two famous, skiable mountains that attract universal attention both individually and collectively.
The two, Blackcomb and Whistler mountain, are the first and second highest upward ascensions in North America and competed against each other not too long ago. However, connected at the base and through the unique Peak 2 Peak gondola, they have now created the most complete and comprehensive ski holiday experience.
The village itself delivers all kinds of dining and shopping experiences. Go to the Mongoli Grill and watch your food cooked in front of you, or to the Brew House where toy trains fly around the room as you eat, or indeed to any of the many other restaurants that can provide whichever cuisine you desire.
For a useful local's guide to the best bars, check out this blog post - Whistler's Best Bars»
If you enjoy shopping there are countless stores to choose from, and as in Europe there is a popular après-ski culture with all different sorts of bars and clubs, many of which will remain open late into the night.
In addition to the village and the mountains themselves, there is a wide array of other activities that will make certain you are entertained for the whole trip from art galleries to backcountry ziplining!
Facilities for children
Indeed, families are well catered for with a variety of green and blue runs across the resort and 15 on-mountain dining locations. You could ride the Crystal chair on Blackcomb and enjoy freshly made waffles while you take in the spectacular views, or head to the top of Seventh Heaven for lunch over-looking the village followed by some friendly tree runs.
There are specific family skiing locations on both mountains, “enchanted forest” runs and even a Castle on Blackcomb and a tree-fort on Whistler, both equipped with climbing frames and slides. Just remember to bring some treats so that you can feed the Whiskey-Jacks birds while you are there!
Accommodation in this resort
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Advice & Guides
We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.
Whistler resort has more than 8,100 acres of skiable terrain, including 700 inbound backcountry acres. Each mountain has its own merits and specialities, and yet neither is limited to a particular style of skiing and snowboarding.
Whistler mountain contains fantastic areas for beginners and / or intermediate skiers who would prefer a relaxed day, but venture out of these zones and you will find plenty of drops, chutes, gullies, glades and anything that might enter into an adventurous mind.
On the other hand Blackcomb is considered the more challenging mountain and is the steeper of the two, but that is not to say beginner and intermediate riders should steer clear because it is still very accessible for all levels with green runs still plentiful.
For the more daring skiers there is a mixture of challenging on-piste, off-piste, back country and park riding available. There is one terrain garden, and two regular terrain parks you can move on to once your freestyle has improved; the one on Blackcomb contains Large and XL kickers for those particularly advanced individuals.
You may prefer to take a left off Glacier Chair where you shall find the famed Spanky’s Ladder that after climbing will reveal a large hidden area of outstanding double black skiing. Moreover there is a massive collection of steep glades, alpine bowls, hikeable terrain, glaciers and even Olympic runs still open from 2010, the Dave Murray downhill being particularly well known.
Resort Altitude: 675m
Summit Elevation: 2,284m
Vertical Drop: 1,609m
Total Pistes: 33.067km²
Number of Lifts: 37
Snow Parks: 6
All our lift tickets give unlimited access to both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and offer you the flexibility to take at least one day off skiing during your stay should you wish, giving you the opportunity to try out some of Whistler's other numerous activities.
Whether you're a skier or snowboarder, beginner or expert, we have a rental package to suit. We can offer full rental packages or, if you have your own boots, we're happy to provide just skis or a snowboard. So if you don't have your own gear, or just can't be bothered to carry lots of bags to the airport, take advantage of our competitive rates and great special offers to ensure you get the best deal on your Whistler ski rental.
Book your ski rentals through Erna Low and benefit from:
- The best rates by booking in advance
- A choice of convenient rental locations throughout the resort
- New equipment from leading brands such as Rossignol, K2, Salomon, Atomic & Burton Snowboards
- FREE storage & tuning
- Switch equipment to suit the conditions
- Demo different skis from Whistler's on-mountain rental fleet
- Avoid the hassle & expense of traveling with your equipment
Why book your ski hire through Erna Low?
We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.
Several rental locations in most of our resorts for your convenience.
We offer a range of equipment options for all standards of skier & rider.
We can advise you on the best equipment to suit your skiing style.
The ski school, just like the village and mountain, is designed to fit any possible holidaying needs. For beginner and intermediate children there are week-long adventure camps and daily destination lessons, and private or group sessions available for older or more experienced children.
Of course adults can also take lessons, and the system is designed to be perfectly flexible in order to suit what parents want and when they might want to ski or snowboard with their kids.
Please contact us for more information and pricing on the various ski school options.
Getting to Whistler
Vancouver International Airport - 78 miles (2 hrs transfer time)
Unless otherwise specified, your Whistler resort transfers will be included in the price of you ski holiday package. Transfers will be by shared shuttle; however, please contact us if you would prefer the comfort and convenience of a private charter, which can be arranged at a supplement. The transfer time to resort is around two hours, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful roads in Canada. if you're lucky, you might even spot a Bald Eagle or Black Bear.
If you are planning on spending a few days in Vancouver at the beginning or end of your holiday, we can also arrange transfers between downtown Vancouver and Whistler. Please ask for more information and prices.
From Vancouver Airport proceed on the airport causeway over the Arthur Lang Bridge into Vancouver. Exit the bridge using Granville Street. Continue north on Granville into downtown Vancouver and over the Granville Street Bridge. Exit the Granville Street Bridge via the Seymour Street exit, a right lane off ramp. Continue on Seymour to Georgia Street ( 6 - 7 blocks), left on Georgia and then over the Lions Gate suspension bridge. At the far end, merge left for the West Vancouver exit. . It circles around under the bridge onto Marine Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane, over a green bridge to the first stop light at Taylor Way. Turn right and head up the hill, you'll see Highway 1 before you. Merge to the left under the overpass, immediately turn left to access Highway 1.
As you approach Horseshoe Bay, watch for the exit to Squamish and Whistler. You are now on Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, which will take you all the way to Whistler Village.
If you would prefer the flexibility and freedom of a rental vehicle during your stay, please contact us for a quotation. We are able to pre-book a range of vehicles, all including unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and all airport taxes & fees.
Current weather: Bitterly cold, wrap up warm
Fresh snow: 27cm
Last snowed: 2018-02-19
Piste information: Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Lower snow depth: 298cm
Upper snow depth: 298cm
Piste state: Closed
Off-piste snow: Fresh
Runs to resort: Excellent
Lifts open: 24
Lifts in total: 35