With two huge glorious mountains and a vibrant ski village, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is consistently one of the highest rated mountains in North America. Basically, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort has it all. It can boast to being North America’s largest ski resort with 8,171 skiable acres, 200 trails, and a whopping 5,280 vertical foot drop. Throw in a 22’ superpipe, 5 terrain parks, a lively village, and you can see why Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is one of the top ski resorts in the world.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is two mountains. There is an unforgettable PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which connects the two mountains. Make sure you do this at least once. Of the two mountains, Blackcomb is steeper and has many runs that will challenge even the strongest skiers. But, even if you stay on one mountain, you will never run out of new terrain to try. Both mountains offer amazing views. The terrain is great for all levels of skiers/boarders including backcountry, wide-open glaciers, 16 huge bowls, glades and groomed trails. In general, the runs are long. You’ll also be able to ski above the clouds.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort averages about 462 inches of snowfall per year giving it plenty of fresh powder to work with. But, even though it does get plenty of snow, the weather can be pretty fickle. Being located in the middle of a coastal mountain range, means you will also need to worry about rain at the bottom of the hill. You’ll also need to look for fog & clouds if you are mid-mountain. So, be sure to check for weather reports and be prepared. In general, January and February are typically the best months. Regardless of when you go, if you have the snow and sunshine, it is like heaven.
Along with the expansive skiing/riding, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort also gives you a family-friendly, Car-free village that contains an excellent variety of shopping, dining, and après-ski options with excellent service. Everything about Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is designed to be world class. It can be expensive, but there are some options outside the village to save money. But, with all of its amazing qualities, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is worth the expense for a heaven on earth experience.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Tips:
- Try the Fresh Tracks breakfast. Filling breakfast followed by early access for some early fresh runs.
- If you don’t want the noise of the village, try Creekside or Village North.
- On busy days, try the mid-mountain first and then head towards the top to avoid the crowds.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Notable Trails:
- Burnt Stew Trail - Amazing views over Garibaldi Provincial Park.
- Ross Gold – Nice fast run.
- Hugh's Heaven – Above tree line intermediate run offering you awesome views of the area.
- Ridge Runner – Intermediate trail running along the edge of the resort.
- Zig Zag – Like a high speed roller coaster.
- Blackcomb Glacier - Spectacular terrain with incredible views. It descends one mile of vertical over 13 kilometers.
- Dave Murray Downhill – This trail has been used for downhill and Super-G races in numerous competitions including the 2010 Winter Olympics. Steep, fast and spectacular.
- The Bite
- West Cirque
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