An Unparalleled Winter & Summer Vacation Destination
With legendary terrain, majestic mountain views, a vibrant resort village, endless activities, and luxury accommodation options, the world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort offers unparalleled winter and summer destination vacation experiences.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort – A Skiers Paradise
A paradise for skiers and snowboarders, Whistler Blackcomb averages roughly 462 inches of snow per year, with high alpine terrain ranging from 2198 feet (Whistler Mountain) to 7992 feet (Blackcomb), and glacial bowls that spread across 8171 acres—surpassing Park City Mountain, Utah; Big Sky, Montana and Vail, Colorado in acreage.
The Largest Mountain Resort on the Continent
The grandest ski area in North America, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are connected by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, also accessed by heli-sking and cat-skiing. Combined they have 37 lifts and more than 200 trails, of which 80% are intermediate or advanced. Both mountains claim runs as long as 7 miles! The resort, owned primarily by Vail Resorts, offers ski slopes for all abilities, open from mid-November to late May. Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is one of 13 resorts served by Vail’s Epic Pass. For those looking for an extended ski season, glacier skiing and snowboarding are typically available from early June to mid-July,
Lakes, Beaches, Parks & Golf
Whistler Village and Creekside see nearly as many summer visitors as during the winter season. Couples and families flock to this scenic world-class resort and playground throughout the year. With its mountain lakes, beaches and parks, water sports are very popular; as is golf with its four championship golf courses, each designed by one of the world’s top designers, open from late April to late October.
Unprecedented Alpine Hiking
Whistler Village, at the foot of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, lays claim to some of the most scenic alpine hiking trails available in North America, easily accessible by the Whistler Village and Blackcomb Gondola. Visitors can choose from family-friendly strolls on easy, wide paths to more challenging hikes to lakes, glaciers and alpine meadows. With other mountains around the area, Whistler also serves as a central spot from which to explore the Coast Mountains on foot.
A Mountain Biking Mecca
A world-class mountain biking destination, Whistler Resort offers a wide range of riding options for all levels and preferences. Home to the Number 1 bike park in the world, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and Whistler’s extensive trail network, across four mountain zones, attract downhill and cross-country mountain bikers from across the globe. Recreational cycling, road cycling and electric biking are also popular.
Come, Explore and Stay!
With the abundance of summer and winter activities Whistler Resort has to offer, visitors can find a wide range of affordable accommodations through Whistler Village Condos to include fully-equipped, self-catered studios, and 1 to 4 bedroom town homes, condos and chalets, available for short and long term stays in both Whistler Village and Blackcomb Creekside. We invite you to take a look and book with us!
Whistler Blackcomb Lodging – Plan Your Trip
Whistler Essentials & Non-skiing Activities
The PEAK 2 Peak Gondola, which holds the Guinness World Record for the longest and highest gondola, connects the peaks of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of British Columbia’s rooftops as well as sweeping vistas of volcanic mountains, lush forests, and ancient glaciers.
Spend your Sunday night at Whistler Blackcomb Fire & Ice. Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire before ending the night with a first-class fireworks display at this free event on Sundays.
Take a Zipline Tour over beautiful creeks and ancient old-growth trees in the winter.
Visit the Whistler Sliding Centre. Take a thrilling four-person bobsled ride down the world’s fastest track, which is now an Olympic legacy, at speeds of over 125 kilometres per hour. This is also the only location in Canada where you can try skeleton racing. Participants depart from the Maple Leaf position and go through six turns at high speeds, reaching the finish line in approximately 50 seconds.
The Whistler Nordic Centre is a winter playground for cross-country skiing, biathlon, tobogganing, and snowshoeing. The centre has over 60 kilometres of meticulously groomed trails that are perfect for all abilities, from beginner to expert.
Spend the day at the Scandinave Spa Whistler, which features Scandinave Baths, Swedish Massage, deep tissue massage, and more.
Top Winter Events in Whistler
The Opening Day celebration and Whistler Film Festival are two events to watch in the early season. The First Night New Years’ Eve Celebration is not to be missed throughout the holidays. The World Ski & Snowboard Festival and TELUS Winter Bike Festival take over the resort in the spring. Here is some more information about Whistler winter activities.
The beautiful ski area of Whistler Blackcomb Resort is a must-ski spot for any skier. The resort offers ski and snowboard lessons for beginners, intermediates, and even expert skiers through its ski and snowboard schools.
Child care is available at Whistler Blackcomb for children 18 months old through 4 years old. Child care in Whistler, which is offered in three convenient spots, is a fun, educational, and age-appropriate environment.
Whistler Weather in Winter
The weather in Whistler is relatively mild compared to the rest of Canada. In December, the average high is 9 degrees Celsius and the average low is -5 degrees Celsius. January and February are the coldest months, with an average high of 6 degrees Celsius and an average low of -8 degrees Celsius. March sees a slight increase in temperatures, with an average high of 9 degrees Celsius and an average low of -5 degrees Celsius.
April is the start of warmer weather, with an average high of 13 degrees Celsius and an average low of 0 degrees Celsius. May is the start of summer, with an average high of 19 degrees Celsius and an average low of 5 degrees Celsius. June, July, and August are the warmest months, with an average high of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low of warmer weather, with an average high of 13 degrees Celsius and an average low of 0 degrees Celsius.