Whistler Ski Resort in Canada

by Frank V. Persall

There is nothing like Skiing North to the Border, and no resort embodies a world-class ski experience like Whistler because it is an incredible Canadian resort that offers an adventurous time of culture with a touch of sophistication and a premier ski area. The Whistler Ski Resort's a leading resort that has won many awards because of its scenic location and incredible skiing slopes spread across more than 8000 acres.

Whistler Blackcomb Resort is proud of having the world's continuous, most extended lift system and world-class slopes that are heaven to the winter sports devotee and the perfect place for an unparalleled holiday experience. This resort provides a plethora of family shopping and dining choices with a wide range of games and fun activities.

Whistler Ski Resort in Canada
Whistler Ski Resort in Canada

Location and Getting There

Blackcomb resort is surprisingly simple to reach for a ski resort because of its vicinity to Seattle and Vancouver Airport within British Columbia. The airport offers a getaway route to the ski resort. Various big airlines offer international and regular flights back and forth from Vancouver Airport. Once you reach there, there is a beautiful two-hour ride or drive to the Whistler Blackcomb adjacent to Canada's beautiful sea to ski gondola highway that provides a breathtaking view of the green rainforest, snowy mountains, and flowing rivers.

The transport between the International Vancouver Airport and Whitler is numerous. Some travelers hire a car. Use shuttle service, go via the line coach bus, or book some vehicle of their choice if they want to arrive in some style like limousine or sedan.

Premier Slopes

Premier Slopes
Premier Slopes

Many ski enthusiasts visit Whitler Blackcomb to indulge in the finest snowboarding and skiing experience in the North America. Whitler is proud of its excellence that resulted in many awards, and it is named the top quality ski resort in whole North America. It boasts its fantastic variety of terrain, apres-ski, and off-hill entertainment and activities.

Whistler Blackcomb resort features a whopping more than 8000 skiable acres, and it is considered the biggest ski resort outside Europe. This resort has massive size, and because of that, the visitor gets a trail/track atlas to follow a vast range of skiing trails rather than a plain map for routes. The Whistler resort provides an extensive range of skiing activities for all levels of abilities, and it has more than two hundred marked trails that are:

  • 18% trails are well-suited for beginners.
  • The resorts' 55% of trails are outlined explicitly for intermediates.
  • The resorts' 22% of trails are for advanced skilled skiers.
  • And 5% are challenging trails considered for accomplished skiers.

Apart from that, Whistler Blackcomb comprises sixteen alpine bows that include the famous black diamond bowl, which is considered the greatest run one can ever experience by Snow Seekers. There are about 3 glacier ski places: Horstman Glacier, famous for its 2 t-bar and multiple featured terrain parks for expert and advanced snowboarders and skiers.

Whistler is famous for its most extended lift service in the world that include:

  • High-speed 2 gondolas.
  • High-speed 7 quads.
  • 2 triple chairs.
  • 8 surface lifts.
  • Hourly capacity of about 34,545.

More Winter Activities

Although Whistler Blackcomb is famous for its incredible snowboarding and skiing slopes, it also provides many other winter-specific sports that visitors can enjoy. The activities include:

  • Snow tubing.
  • Sledding.
  • Heli-snowboarding and skiing.
  • Ziptrek ecotours.
  • Snowshoeing.
  • Snowmobile tours.
  • Dog sledding etc.

Living Accommodation

Living Accommodation
Living Accommodation

The living accommodation at Whistler Blackcomb suits every budget and taste. The guest can choose luxury accommodations and experience the ultimate pampering and comfort. The visitors also have the option of condos with ski-in and out access; the guest can also go for opulent private lodgings that provide the most excellent experience.

Whistler is the center of Canada's classiest ski resort, including the Four Season Residence and Resort, an award-winning hotel, and a charming and beautiful boutique hotel called Crystal Suites and Lodges. A diverse range of accommodations and hotels varies between standard resorts for budget-conscious and 5-star hotels for the people who can afford them.

A small number of hotels provide ski-in and ski-out facilities, and some resorts are a short walk away from the ski slopes or lifts. The most prominent resorts in the Whistler area are Whitler Village and Whistler Creekside. Many of the accommodations in the Whistler have hefty prices, and the prices per night start from $50 for most of the budget-friendly motels/hotels. Most of the affordable hotels are a little distance away from the Whistler.

The luxurious lodgings that provide ski-in or ski-out facilities cost per night up to $250 or more depending upon the additional resources and amenities they offer to their guests. But when visitors tend to book directly from the resorts' main reservations desk, it guarantees the best offers. If you get less price on some other website, you would be surprised that the Whistler Blackcomb would strike it with 10%.

The Whitler Blackcomb resort has spacious suites with balconies that provide beautiful views and a kitchen. The resort offers the best peaceful and comfortable experience amidst the towering pines away from the noises of Whistler village.

Dining and Shopping Experience

When visitors get hungry, they have vast dining options on Whistler Mountain. There are up to eight featured restaurants on the mountain: Blackcomb has more than nine eateries. Snowboarders and skiers have many choices if they don't want to leave the comfort of the resort to eat or have a drink.

The travelers that don't have any qualms to step out of the resort tend to enjoy multiple excellent restaurants and bars. Many choices include sophisticated cafes like Rimrock Café, the best Whistler restaurant. The Rimrock Café is famous for its seasonally variant entrees and tropical seafood dishes. There is also a great option of dining in Ciao Thyme Bistro that is famous for its unique, intimate bistro environment. The incredible Christine's Restaurant is known for its best service in the Whistler village.

The beautiful and scenic Whistler village features a massive range of high-end retail shops equipped with everything from sports equipment, accessories, art and jewelry, and apparel of distinct quality for everyone. Creekside is famous for its family outing options to indulge in fun activities. The adults can wine and dine or experience the fantastic experience of window shopping with terrific views and scenic mountains.

Whistler has Something for Everybody

The guests experience a wholesome air at the Whistler Blackcomb Resort because an assembly of child-friendly activities and attractions confirms that every age of children and adults has an enjoyable experience. Whether they are adults or kids, everyone will enjoy the appeal that Whistler Blackcomb has to offer to ensure the best time of their winter vacation.

These activities and attractions include:

  • The Whistler Blackcomb resort has a Squamish Lil'wat Culture Centre that celebrates the connected past of Lil'wat nation and Squamish. This center provides a cultural exhibition regarding art performances, and it gives guided tours outlined specifically to engross the entire family.
  • The Whistler Blackcomb resort has a Coca-Cola-themed tube park situated in Base two Zone; this park has a hallmark of 1000 feet of tubing lanes/channel and an advanced conveyor lift. Apart from that, this park allows the fun to be continued in the evening with open rides when the regular lifts shut down.
  • The resort has a couple of lounges for Nintendo games. One of the lounges is present in the Rendezvous Lodges on the Blackcomb Mountain, the second one in the Roundhouse loge, and the third one in the Wizard Grill located in the Whistler Mountain. All of these lounges are a safe place for teens and children with a cozy setting. The parents can even check all the Nintendo games available. Entry into the gaming rooms is without charges for the resort guest during the regular operating hours.
  • A Youth center in Whistler offers a humungous amount of occupations for teenagers. The activities include video games, a pool, ping-pong available for every Whistler visitor.
  • Apart from all those activities, a Snow School provides group and private lessons for snowboarding and skiing for every winter sports fanatic of all abilities and ages.

Pros:

  • It has world-famous snowboarding and skiing slopes.
  • It is famous for having the longest lift service in the world.
  • It has rustic lodges with a beautiful wooded setting.
  • The resort has spacious condos fully equipped with sleeper sofas and kitchens.
  • The resort offers a complimentary continental breakfast with hot and delicious oatmeal and waffles.
  • There is also a rental shop for ski equipment and free storage/valet service.
  • The resort has a fitness center with a shower facility and advanced cardio machines.
  • It has two whirlpools and heated outdoor swimming pools that are accessible year-round.
  • The housekeeping service is good with laundry and dry cleaning service.
  • The resort welcomes pets with additional charges/tax.
  • The resort provides a free shuttle service for nearby places.
  • There is on-site parking within the underground garage.
  • The visitors enjoy free Wi-Fi service throughout.

Cons:

  • The location of the resort might seem isolated for some people.
  • The rooms have show wear and outdated décor.
  • There is a nightly parking fee.

About Frank V. Persall

Originally from the UK, Frank has a passion for skiing and anything snow related. He is currently on a never ending mission to visit the best ski resorts across the USA and the the World. Frank is happiest when he is on ski slopes with his wife and three children.

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