Canada Ski Resort Guide for Whistler

Whistler Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort of Whistler

This resort has been chosen to host many events for the 2010 Winter Olymipics. It is North America's bigest ski area and has a big town to match. It sits at the foot of two mountains - Whistler and Blackcomb. Whistler village itself is the best place to stay if you want access to either mountain by gondola, there is a free bus from Whistler to the upper village. Whister village has the most bars, restaurants and shops, the upper village is smaller and quiet. The centres of all the villages in the resort are traffic free with lots of chalet style apartmentson the hillsides.

About the Mountains near Whistler

For the expert there are endless opportunites to enjoy chutes, gulleys and challenging runs on Whistler. Blackcomb's slopes are not as extensive although both are challenging and interesting. Intermediates can enjoy the same but with less extremes. On Whistler there are plenty of easy blues and is a cruisers paradise. Beginners will find excellent nursery slopes at Whistler although, due to the resorts lack of altitude, can be a victim to the weather which tends to be unpredictable.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Whistler

Whistler's apres ski is a true reflection of the town. It has plenty of it and caters fall most tastes. It is very lively has bars, pubs and clubs. The restautants in Whistler are of good quality and suit all budgets.The mountain restaurants tend to become over crowded.

Whistler Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability4 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 33
Resort HeightResort Height 675 m
2210 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1065-1925 m
3490-6320 ft
QueuesQueues 4 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 18%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 55%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 0%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 27%

Local Tourist Office Information

Web address: www.whistler.com

Email: wbres@intrawest.com

Telephone: +1 604 932 3434