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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

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Whistler Blackcomb at-a-glance

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Mountain Stats

  • Skiable Area:

    3306.6893059999998

    hectacres
  • Vertical Drop:

    1609

    m
  • Snowfall:

    1174

    cm

Current Weather

12.3°C

High:15.8°C
Low:1.1°C
weather

Current Conditions

  • Last24Hrs:

    12cm

  • Last48Hrs:

    25cm

  • Base:

    108cm

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Whistler Blackcomb is in a class all its own. With two huge mountains that converge at one base village. With its cosmopolitan amenities, over 8,000 skiable acres, ample snowfall and awesome alpine scenery, Whistler Blackcomb tops the list as an international favorite. This huge resort offers everything from the wide-open bowls on Blackcomb to the five-mile swoop down Whistler – one of the longest in North America. Whistler Village offers plenty of restaurants, nightclubs, bars and international ambiance to keep you entertained long after the lifts close.

Your Whistler Blackcomb Ski Vacation

Justifiably ranked at the top among major ski resorts, Whistler Blackcomb resort offers more of everything than any other ski resort on the continent. Ski Whistler and explore an incredible 8,100 acres of skiable terrain on the two mountains, a huge 5,280 vertical drop, 12 high-speed quads, 3 gondolas and the most slopeside lodging. Whistler lodging accommodations range from quaint Boutique Hotels, to Slopeside Luxury home and hotels, with several Spa options as well!

Whistler skiing is amazing. Whistler offers never-to-be-forgotten runs on Blackcomb Glacier rivaling the best in the Alps, while the five-mile swoop down to Whistler is one of the longest in North America- the longest run on both mountains is 7 miles long. On your Whistler ski vacation you can enjoy the central village, too, with its distinctive and reminiscent feeling of the best European ski resorts. Whistler also offers cosmopolitan shops and restaurants which cluster around charming plazas and along walkways designed for strolling.

 

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Customer Reviews (11)

Overall Customer Experience*

4.1
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*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.

What the experts are saying

Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000 X
4.3
Good

Whistler in March

Kathryn Arnold
14/03/2016

White Paradise

The skiing is fantastic with long runs and absolutely gorgeous mountain views all around. The runs are long and varied and the snow mid mountain and above was extraordinary. The speed and distance of the lifts do a great job of getting people up the mountain without a long wait. Plenty of choices for lunch or a midday drink and if you don't feel like dealing with the slushy snow (we were there in March) you can download from mid mountain and not burn your legs out. Absolutely love this mountain and will definitely be back!
Suby Rao, M.D.
12/03/2016

Varied Ski experience

Very large ski area, snowed every day but would rain at the base/hotel. They have a very good app that would let you know the waits at the lifts and snow condition. Blackcomb is less crowded. Overall a great mountain with an extensive list of restaurants / night life. Best part is Canadian dollar is only 75 cents!
James Adams
07/02/2016

Big, Big mountain, Great village for foodies, Iffy weather

Whistler is a well planned, food oriented community. The skiing was excellent when you could see. The slopes were very well marked, and service on the mountain was very good.
Steven in Melbourne
11/01/2012

Nice People/Nice Place

Whistler Blackcomb is a great location if you are looking for a big mountain. With two mountains to choose from one can get a days skiing in without repeating any runs. We booked months in advance so were committed to go but if I could have changed airline tickets (ha ha) and resort stay times I would have. Being so close to the ocean we got visited by a warm mother nature which brought the freezing level up the mountain. Otherwise stated it rained on the lower runs 3 of the 7 days we were there. That would not have been so bad but up top the alpine winds closed the upper mountain on our last day so we skied the middle as much as we could but it was a challenge due to the large lines at the one open mid mountain lift. All in all I would recommend this place but coming from Florida it is far so I think we will stay in the Colorado resorts in the future.
Rose Mary in Freehold
11/02/2011

Interesting trip in 2011

We were actually there last week (2011) - poor ski conditions due to torrential rain for 2 days after icy conditions all week. The scenery is magnificent and the people re wonderful. Due to unpredictability of the weather I would not hurry back.
Jacob in Rio rancho
08/02/2011

Whistler Blackcomb=Great Times

We stayed at the Legends in Creek Side and it was a very short walk to the gondola, in fact we could see the gondola from our balcony. All of the personal working at the mountains were very friendly and accommodating. I loved the terrain on the mountains. I like to ride everything from big park lines to powder filled shoots. In one day of riding we were able to find more terrain than a week worth of riding at other resorts. There are a lot of cat walks in Whistler so keep your speed up or you will be pushing a lot. Meals are not cheap on the mountain so be prepared to spend about $15.00 per person (on the low side) if you stop to eat lunch. The food was good just expensive. Over all we were very satisfied and it was worth the money we spent.
Brian in Minneapolis
08/04/2010

What's the hype about?

Just average, in our opinion. Very poor weather: only one day of sunshine out of 6. Most days consist of rain, heavy winds, fog, snowstorms. Seems like most people we spoke with had similar experiences. It's difficult to ski when you can't see where you're going!

Children's ski school definitely below par. Our children are intermediate and advanced intermediate skiers. Both were put into the wrong classes despite what we told them. Class sizes are too big (8). Instructors are 20-25 year olds who don't have much experience in dealing with young children. They are good skiiers but not great teachers.

The village was fun, with lots of good restaurants. But they are expensive.

The village bus system is efficient, but very crowded at peak times, standing room only. So beware if you have young children who need you to lug their stuff!

Much prefer Vail, Deer Valley, Beaver Creek....
Charles in Lexington
30/01/2010

We keep going back- and will again.

We keep going back- even after being lured away by the claims of resorts in the states that they are just as good. It is big, the village is wonderful and there is enough terrain to keep everyone happy. My only complaint is that it is a long trip from the east coast- especially with the security issues in the airports over the holidays.
Leslie in Basalt
11/03/2009

The best village in Ski Country!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Whistler in February, even though we would have liked more powder. But the skiing on Blackcomb Glacier and some other great runs on the 2 mountains were excellent. The new Peak to Peak gondola totally changed our ski experience there - so much terrain to access so easily. We also went to a Bobsleigh championship at the new "Sliding Centre". The Village truly is the liveliest and best planned that we have seen in Ski Country! Shops, restaurants, awesome apres ski scene, young people, families, older couples, all were having a great time. Definitely worth the trip. We were also glad that we decided to spend a night in Vancouver, beautiful town.
Angela in Saline
10/03/2009

The best of all worlds

Every year, we pick one resort to go skiing at. In 2008, we chose Whistler/Blackcomb. Why? One, we wanted to get there before the Olympics had occurred, so we wouldn't have to be worried about rising prices. Second, the exchange rate worked out well enough that it was economical.

We spent 6 days at the resort. The accommodations were second to none. Our room had a queen bed, with a pull down full bed, a dining area, kitchenette, fireplace, and decent sized bathroom, as well as a closet to place our skis at the end of the day. Our room also had a washer and dryer, which came in handy after a full day skiing and having ski coats and pants that were damp.

The off-slope activities were fun. Both my husband and I went on the zipline. He did the Eagle, I did the Bear. It was a lot of fun and offered a good respite from the skiing we had been doing.

While relaxing in one of the cafeterias, we were approached to participate in a survey. We did so, signed up to hear a timeshare presentation, and were able to get certificates for one of the restaurants.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we hope to go back after the Olympics to see what all has changed.

A note - there were kids of all ages here, so it's definitely worth it for families to go. They have an excellent system set up where you can put the kids in "daycare" and they have an instructor who skis with them. We rode many lifts with the instructors and kids and I was amazed at how much fun the kids were having and the difficulty of runs they were able to do!

Expert Reviews (2)

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  • 3.5
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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

Reviews

Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X

Whistler in March

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When you hit it right, Whistler is absolutely the best ski resort in the world.  I have been to Europe, I have been to South America and I live in Colorado.  We received 40 plus inches in the week I was there in March.  It was in centimeters so I may be underestimating it a little.  All I know is that it was deep everywhere. I snowboarded the first day with our excellent guide, Steve,  who works with the mountain.  He took us on some excellent blue runs in the morning on the Whistler side with our group of 9.  We then flew on the Peak to Peak gondola to the Blackcomb side in a matter of minutes where this used to take 2 hours or more.  Some of the group split off and we did Spanky's Ladder and another run called the Chimney were a hike of less than 10 minutes got us to untracked terrain and descents that were super steep.  Comes out to a long cat track and you have to take two lifts to get back to where you started but well worth it.  On Day 2, I switched to skiing, we had a half day with Steve and explored the mountain a little more eventually getting to Dusty's in Creekside, a hidden local's gem of a bar.  We saw lots and lots of condos and hotels in between the skiing so call me to talk more about that.  I stayed a little longer than my co-workers and that is when the snow started to fall in earnest.  On Day 3 of skiing I only went in the afternoon because the morning was rain and basically unskiable .  The afternoon it turned to snow again and we found untracked snow everywhere.  Day 4 the skies opened up and only a few inches fell at the resort so we had booked a heli trip and got the green light.  5 runs of heart stopping excitement.  This is another post...another time....Day 5 in Whistler was epic.  Another 7 inches and the Blue Sky Stormy day.  As in, blue skies into white out conditions and back and forth like that probably 3 or 4 times.  This day was better than the heli if you can believe that.  I could go on and on.  But that is how the trip ended.  We flew out of Vancouver Sunday morning.  Stayed at the Fairmont Airport hotel.  The best place to get a jump on the long security lines to get back to the states....

I stayed the 2nd part of my trip at the Coast Blackcomb.  It was a perfect hotel for some.  Budget, breakfast, ski in and out, great hot tub scene. 

Call me to book for next year! 

 
Abbey Estock
Abbey Estock
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3328

Great Skiing and Lots of activites

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Whistler is one of those resorts that offers great skiing and a vibrant town full of restaurants, shopping and nightlife.  It is a huge mountain with great skiing for all levels.  The beginner area is located mid-mountain, which means new skiers get to take the gondola up instead of just being at the base.  There is plenty of wide open intermediate terrain, and there's great expert terrain that you can hike to or find right on the mountain.  Town has so much to choose from: everything from casual dining to sushi to fine dining.  They also have lots of original shops that you won't find anywhere else and some more well known shops also.

You can also choose from many additional activities like zip-lining, spa trips and heli-skiing.

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