Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler is consistently ranked one of the best ski resorts in North America.
Head to Whistler Blackcomb for a big mountain winter experience. Conveniently located in the spectacular Coast Mountains two hours from Vancouver. Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains boasting over 200 runs. The mountains are spanned at their summits by the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

Boasting an impressive snowfall, over 8,100 acres of skiable terrain, exciting activities off the slopes and a dynamic, welcoming village. Without a doubt, this is the winter paradise you have been dreaming of.


Whistler offers two mountains side by side, connected by the Guinness World record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola at the top, and a vibrant pedestrian-only village nestled at the base of these mountains to keep you busy. With the most terrain and one of the most advanced lift systems in the world it is no wonder some of the world’s best skiers and riders call Whistler Blackcomb home.

There is something for everyone at Whistler Blackcomb with a wide variety of terrain from beginner to expert; there is over 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls, and 3 glaciers. Add to that, Whistler Blackcomb Snow School is regarded as one of the best ski and snowboard schools in North America. Whatever your ski or snowboard level, there are great programs for kids, private lessons, group lessons, camps, and technical steepclinics.

  • Rated #1 Ski Resort in North America!
  • Family-friendly
  • Off-mountain activities
  • Après & nightlife action
  • One of the longest ski seasons
  • Ski-in, ski-out village set between two impressive mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb. Combined to create the largest ski area in North America.
  • Pedestrian village stroll with amazing shops and dining
  • World record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola – a definite ‘must do’
  • Reliable and consistent snowfall with an average of 10.4 metres of snow a year

When you are not skiing, there’s plenty to do and explore like different restaurants, shopping, rest day activities such as a spa treatment, family activities and legendary après and nightlife action.

Top tip: “Join one of the free mountain tours that meet daily at the top of both Whistler and Blackcomb. These tours are a great way to orientate yourself and get some more local terrain based knowledge.” – Whistler Blackcomb

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,284 metres
Village Elevation 675 metres
Vertical Drop – Whistler 1,530 metres
Vertical Drop – Blackcomb 1,609 metres
Skiable Terrain 8,171 acres
Lifts 37 lifts
Runs 200+
Avg. Annual Snowfall 10.4 metres
Terrain Beginner 20%
Terrain Intermediate 50%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski-in, Ski-out Yes

Trail Map

Snow School Lessons

Whistler Blackcomb is home to some of the top ski and snowboard instructors in the industry, so no matter your level, you’ll improve your technique every time you step into your bindings. Not only that it’s also an opportunity to discover secret stashes, tips from the pros and ski some of the best terrain. Plus you get to skip the lift lines!

Our Expert Ski Travel Consultants can book you and anyone on your group into the best suited lesson option. Here’s a guide about what’s available:

Lessons for:
Children, Teens, Adults.
Private Lessons
Specialty Programmes: including Adaptive, Extremely Canadian.

Tackle your personal boundaries head-on and feel your confidence on the slopes hit new heights with lessons and clinics.

Vibrant Pedestrian Village

A village with vibe! Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Whistler Village! Nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, this pedestrian-friendly hub is the dynamic core of a lively community. Shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. A gathering spot with energy and spirit. It’s definitely a place that needs to be experienced at least once in your life—though you’ll likely want to return again and again!

With so much to see and do, Whistler Village offers an experience like no other, there’s a seemingly endless array of of shops, cafes restaurants, bars there is also the Whistler Olympic Plaza area—a location with free outdoor Canadian winter après every Monday and Wednesday, 3pm-6pm. Try outdoor skating, a daily winter scavenger hunt plus play in the snow zone. Here the kids can go sledding, create their best version of a snowman and cosy up with the family around the outdoor fireplaces!


Enjoy the heat, embrace the cold. The Scandinave Spa, the name just oozes luxury and relaxation, and it is just magical in winter… photos below. Take some time out and fully relax. There are a number of packages and offerings at the spa including Swedish or restorative massages. The spa is located just north of Whistler Village and is surrounded by spruce and cedar forest with stunning mountain views.


Dining & Après

From casual après-ski snacks to fine dining, no craving goes unsatisfied at Whistler.

Top Tip: Check out the Umbrella Bar – Whistler calls this place their best kept secret – it offers 360 degree views at 1,850 located a the top of Whistler Mountain. Enjoy signature drinks and food and is open daily from late November through to end of May.


The pinnacle of Whistler’s skiing experience.

For guests looking to take their experience to the next level, Whistler heli-skiing has what it takes to go the extra distance. The ultimate exhilarating adventure for avid skiers and snowboarders.

As you explore the rugged backcountry terrain, the breathtaking vistas and untouched powder snow create an unforgettable journey. This unique opportunity allows you to escape the crowds and delve into the pristine wilderness surrounding Whistler.

With a range of packages catering to different skill levels, from intermediate to expert, Whistler Heli-Skiing promises an adrenaline-pumping experience under the guidance of highly-trained professionals. It’s a chance to carve through pristine slopes, leaving your mark on the untouched snow and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

2024/25 Winter Experiences / Activities

At Whistler there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience. We can book these for you, just give us a call and add them to your ski holiday. There are a lot more of activities on offer, talk to one of the team for the online link for our flipbook or download our Whistler Quick Guide version (below) for more information and pricing. 

Dog Sledding

Drive a team of powerful sled dogs through the spectacular backcountry. An incredible adventure that’s uniquely Canadian. There a a lot of options when it comes to dog sledding tours. Take a look at our Quick Guide or just talk to one of our Expert Ski Travel Consultants. They have all the up to date information on 2025/25 tours.

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Sightseeing

Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a 4.4km, 11 minute journey, now recognised globally as a tourism icon of epic proportions.


A great family adventure. Ride through forests or on top of mountains on a high-powered snowmobile. Safe, exhilarating and memorable. Lots of different tours! Great fun and comes highly recommended as an add on experience to your ski holiday.


Whistler has the ideal setting for snowshoeing. Rent your own or let a guide take you through unforgettable and beautiful wilderness and learn about the local natural wildlife.

Zipline Tours

Fly along a steel cable high in the air. Ziplining is a great family activity that is thrilling, safe and guaranteed to create lasting memories. Amazing.

bubly™ Tube Park

The bubly™ Tube Park offers great fun for the whole family with seven lanes varying in speeds from green to blue to black.

Fresh Tracks

Board the Whistler Village Gondola early and head up the mountain for first turns! The early bird ticket also includes CAD$17 one-time food/refreshment voucher that can be used any time of the day!
Tip: “Access is limited up to the first 600 in-line with a valid First Tracks Early Access voucher. Numbers are dictated by weather conditions.”

Aerial Sightseeing or Ice Caves

Qualified pilots take you on a spectacular tour where you’ll see every mountain range, glacier, valley, river, lake, and settlement – and have a better understanding of this amazing landscape. The Ice Caves tours is a bucket-list adventure!

Backcountry Tours

The perfect adventure if you’re curious to know what’s beyond the borders of Whistler and are looking for adventure in Mother Nature’s backyard.

Cross Country Skiing

Experience pure physical and mental fulfillment through a majestic winter wonderland, as you glide along groomed trails throughout the valley and at the new 2010 Olympic Nordic Centre venue.

Ice Climbing

If you’ve ever dreamed of climbing up a frozen waterfall of ice, you’ll find experienced and professional guides ready to show you the ropes.


One of Canada’s favourite winter sports and a perfect low-impact and family-friendly activity, whether indoor at Meadow Park Sports Centre or at the Olympic Plaza outdoor rink.

Snowcat Skiing/Boarding

Explore the backcountry by snowcat, then carve some turns in the untouched powder

Getting There

Getting to Whistler

Whistler is located just 120 km north of Vancouver, BC along Highway 99, locally referred to as the Sea-to-Sky highway and voted the “Most Romantic Road in the World”.

whistler blackcomb getting there

Looking for elevate your transfer to a whole new level? Why not fly from Vancouver to Whistler by helicopter charter!

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Whistler has a variety of accommodation options to choose from including full-service hotels and fully equipped condominiums. If you are looking for ski-in, ski-out accommodation, no problem, we’ll find the best option for you, your group or family and friends. Playing in these mountains means you’ll need a place to put your feet up sometime!

Contact our expert Ski Travel Consultants for insider tips on where to stay and to create the perfect ski/board holiday.

© Whistler Blackcomb | Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

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