Whistler is one of the world’s top ski resorts and an absolute must destination for skiers of all levels. The statistics for Whistler speak for themselves - with more terrain, more snowfall, the best nightlife, the biggest gondola, hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, the list goes on.
Whistler consistently places in the top 5 Ski resorts in North America (in major industry magazines such as SKIING, Powder and Transworld Snowboarding) and has won the No.1 overall ranking numerous times. On top of the formidable facts listed above, Whistler-Blackcomb employees pride themselves on extending a truly world class guest experience. There are activities for young and old, skiers and non-skiers alike.
A favourite among North American skiers, Whistler also attracts visitors from all over the world. Excellent ski schools, safer family slopes, top-quality accommodations and service, fantastic skiing and the overall convenience of location are the reasons people chose Whistler over other resorts in Canada and the USA.
Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and the years preceding the Olympics saw the biggest development boom in the resort’s history. Bookings were going up as fast as the buildings, and inevitably, so did the prices. While being far from a ‘budget’ resort’, good value deals are still available in Whistler in the shoulder season and non-peak periods.
The ski season in Whistler-Blackcomb runs from late November until early June and snowfall averages over 33 feet (more than 10 metres) per year, supplemented by extensive state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities over the main runs and the ski outs.
While the amount of snowfall in Whistler is rarely in question, the relatively low altitude of the village at 2,142 feet (653 metres) and its coastal proximity means rain can fall in the village and on the lower mountain. However, the freezing level rarely rises into the upper mountain where the powder is plentiful; the only wet part of the day is the first chair and the ski out when the day is over.