WINTER RECREATION Directory
Whistler Blackcomb is located 120km (75 miles) north of Vancouver and 354 km (215 miles) from Seattle, in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia
Average Snowfall 402 inches/33 .5 feet/10 metres per year
Whistler Mountain Peak: 2,182m/7,160ft
Blackcomb Mountain Peak: 2,284m/7,494ft
Whistler Village: 675m/2,214ft
Vertical Whistler Mountain: 1,530m/5,020ft
Blackcomb Mountain: 1,609m/5,280ft
Terrain 8,171 acres/
Total Lifts 38
Quad Chairs 13
Triple Chairs 5
Double Chairs 1
15 surface lifts
Magic Carpet 4
Hourly Lift Capacity 61,407 skiers/hour
(including PEAK 2 PEAK) 65,507 skiers/hour
Longest Run 11km/7miles
Alpine Lodges 3
Alpine Huts 5
On-Mountain and Mountain-base restaurants and bars 17
Consistently rated as North America's #1 ski and snowboard resort, Whistler continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests.
It's boldest move yet; Whistler Blackcomb has announced the construction of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, for completion December 2008. The two mountains will be united by a gondola that will set world records for length and height while providing an unmatched experience for winter and summer resort guests. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola will travel 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler's Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, giving them unprecedented access to both mountains' expansive and unique high alpine terrain and spectacular vistas.
In total, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains offer 13 alpine bowls, three glaciers and more than 200 marked trails. The resort has the most terrain (8,171 acres) and greatest vertical (5,280 feet/1,609 m) in North America. The varied terrain is ideal for the resort's multi-faceted children's programs, adult clinics and on and off-piste guiding services. It has the world's most advanced high-speed lift system, with 17 express lifts and a total of 38 lifts.
With the longest ski season in North America - from November through June, with summer glacier skiing on Blackcomb Mountain from June through July – Whistler Blackcomb receives an average annual snowfall of 10.22 meters (33.5 feet). Last year was the second snowiest season on record receiving over 46 feet. November kicked the season off to a spectacular start as the snowiest November on record with 416 cm (13.6 feet) breaking a 26 year record.
Besides downhill skiing and boarding, Whistler Blackcomb is home to a variety of other activities for the whole family including; exploring the Magic Castle on Blackcomb Mountain, or the Tree Fort on Whistler Mountain; and tubing in the Coca Cola Tube park located at Base 2 above the Blackcomb Gondola mid-station. Glacier skiing occurs on Blackcomb in June and July.
Exclusive small group Heli-Skiing & Snowboarding. No lift lines with fresh tracks all day long.
Skiing and Snowshoeing - Experience the beauty of Lost Lake Park and its 32km of groomed trails, day or night (4km lit until 10pm). Offering certified instruction, rentals and tours for beginners to experts, individuals or groups, all abilities are welcome! Find us at the trailhead next to the ticket booth off Lorimer Rd.
TAG prides itself on providing world-class tours for our guests. We offer backcountry snowmobiling, sleigh rides, bungee jumping, heli-skiing, mountain-top snowshoe tours and evening fondue sleigh rides amongst starlit mountain vistas. A truly unique Canadian experience for everyone! Across from the Whistler Village Gondola.
At 4.4-kilometres long and 436 metres above the valley floor, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is an engineering marvel that connects the incredible high alpine of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Use it to take in 360 degree views of ancient peaks and glaciers and access alpine dining on both mountains.
Experience the thrill! Bobsleigh and Skeleton slides in the afternoon and evenings.
Drop in to play! Swim, skate and sweat… arena, lap pool, kids pool, sauna, hot tub, steam room, squash courts, fitness studio, weight room and specialty classes. All ages welcome. Special family rate. Five minutes north of the Village, along Highway 99.
Whistler boasts a wealth of activities from hardcore sports to the ultimate in relaxation. Whistler Activity Central is your "one-stop shop" for all of your adventure planning.
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff know practically everything about the resort, and can answer all your questions about accommodations, events, activities, dining and much more.
Look for the Village Host Volunteers wearing red in the information kiosks and on the Village Stroll.
Experience the thrill, fun and personal reward of "Monkido", WildPlay's unique aerial adventure course suspended between trees at 10 to 50 feet or try "Zoom" an exhilarating zip-line tour 250 feet off the ground through old-growth forest.
Cougar Mountain, Whistler
Ziptrek with five incredible ziplines and Treetrek for Whistler's forest canopy walk. Tours run year-round in all weather conditions. No experience necessary.
Carleton Lodge, across from the Village Gondolas.