Whister Blackcomb—The Premier Alpine Playground in North America!
A Dream Come True for Skiers & Snowboarders
With the most ski and snowboard terrain in the continental US and Canada, it’s no surprise that Whistler Blackcomb is the ultimate winter destination for alpine and Nordic skiers and boarders from around the world. With a summit elevation of 7165 feet/2,184 meters, a total vertical drop of 5,020 feet/1530 meters, 4,757 acres of skiable inbound terrain accessed by 37 lifts, it’s pretty hard to beat.
With over 40,000 Winter Visitors, Book Ahead for Lodging!
In winter, the population of European-style Whistler Village swells from approximately 12,000 year-round residents to nearly 40,000 during peak winter months, with more than two million visitors each year! The resort village, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, is massive, yet compact, with an infinite selection of shops, restaurants, cultural and nightlife activities, and lodging accommodations. With so much to choose from Whistler Village Condos makes it easy to find the Whistler rental property of your choice.
XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Biathlon and Tobogganing at Whistler Olympic Park
In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, Whistler Olympic Park, the Nordic sport center for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, offers recreational and competitive cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Located 13.6 miles/22 km southwest of Whistler Village in the Callaghan Valley, the legendary Park is easily accessible by car or shuttle bus from Creekside. With 90 km/ 55 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, 40 km/ 24.8 miles of wilderness snowshoe trails (with 20 km/12.4 miles of dog friendly terrain), and multiple toboggan runs, there are a myriad of ways to explore the areas around Whistler Olympic Park. With its spectacular timber-frame Day Lodge, accommodating up to 300 guests, and the large stadium space, Whistler Olympic Park is host to private and corporate functions, special events and festivals.
Backcountry Heli-Skiing and Catskiing at Powder Mountain
Just 20 minutes from Whistler at Powder Mountain, fully certified heliskiing and cat guides are available to take powder hounds into the backcountry to experience exceptional un-tracked fresh powder skiing and riding.
Scenic Mountain Sleigh Rides
Bundle up and take an old-fashioned sleigh ride for a unique winter experience! Blackcomb Mountain offers horse-drawn sleigh rides for a magical family excursion or a romantic outing; with a short stop at a cozy cabin to warm up with hot chocolate by a toasty wood fire.
Mountain Mushing – Whistler Dog Sledding Tours
For an unforgettable, uniquely Canadian winter adventure, try your hand at mushing or take a guided sled dog-powered tour of the beautiful Callaghan Valley, by day or night. Bundle up, sit back and relax while six to eight Alaskan Huskies do the pulling!
Discover Whistler’s Snowmobile Scene
Another popular Canadian pastime, Whistler snowmobile tours are available for families, private groups, and dual riders. From easy family cruising to more challenging back country riding with breathtaking mountain vistas and spectacular glacial lakes, there are many adventure tours to choose from for first-time riders to avid snowmobilers.
Experience the Thrill of Ice Climbing
The abundance of rock routes in the Whistler to Squamish corridor, make it one of the best destination climbing areas in Canada. Not just for the fit and technically experienced, the thrill of ice climbing can be enjoyed by newcomers to the sport through ice climbing courses offered by the Mountain Skills Academy at Whistler. Weather and temperature dependent, multi-pitch and multi-day ice trips are available for more experienced climbers, accessed by skiing or snowboarding.
Ice Skating in the Heart of Whistler Village
Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, twinkling lights, and the Olympic Rings while skating at the rink in Whistler Olympic Plaza, open from December to late March. Or skate indoors year round at the Meadow Park Sports Centre‘s NHL-sized rink. There is also skating on local lakes conditions permitting.
With All these Winter Activities, Where Will You Choose to Stay?
Let Whistler Village Condos help with your Whistler accommodations! We offer a wide range of rental properties in Whistler Village and Creekside, to include fully equipped, self-catered studios, one to four bedroom condos, town houses and hotel suites. Be sure to check them out to include Montebello, just on the outskirts of Whistler Village with 85 executive 3-4 bedroom townhomes with private hot tubs, Deer Lodge in the heart of the Village and a short 5-minute walk to the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and Mountain Star, ski-in ski-out slope side townhomes on Blackcomb Mountain in the Benchlands with a private hot tubs and underground parking, just to name a few.