Whistler is a resort town in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, located 125 km (78 miles) North of Vancouver. It is the unmistakable energy of this year-round destination and Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Olympics, that makes it truly special. Whistler's vibrant Village, limitless outdoor activities and two spectacular mountains, combine to create a natural playground with expansive opportunities for adventure. Add to the adventure an electric kind of vibe that permeates every Whistler experience.
Journey between the top of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain on the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and view the vast and varied terrain that makes Whistler the number one ski resort in North America in the winter; and an outstanding mountain biking, hiking, sightseeing and golf destination in the summer. Whistler's slopes, valleys, rivers, forests, lakes and trails foster an amazing range of year-round activities suitable for all ages and abilities.
Whistler's pedestrian-friendly Village was designed to create a certain amount of magic. Sight lines frame the surrounding peaks, stone walkways connect specialty boutiques and lively patios, public gathering spaces draw musicians and entertainers, and its position, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, makes it a launching point for all kinds of adventure.
Whistler celebrates diversity year round with its unmistakable energy with exciting festivals including GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE in February, World Ski & Snowboard Festival in April, Whistler's Wellness Week in May, Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival in July, Cornucopia - Whistler's Celebration of Wine & Food in November, and Whistler Film Festival in December.
Tourism Whistler website
Resort Municipality of Whistler website
Whistler Chamber of Commerce website
Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb welcomed the world in 2010 as a host venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
You have read the articles in the magazines, seen glimpses in the ski and snowboard movies, heard all about it from your friends. Now it is your turn to experience the magic of Whistler. Get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!
This winter season more than ever, Whistler Blackcomb promises plenty of excitement. 8,171 acres of pure skiing/riding bliss, 30+ feet of annual white gold, 200+ trails to explore, 37 lifts to keep you on the go, 5 parks, 1 super pipe, 1 snow cross track, 11km (7 miles) longest run on Whistler and Blackcomb, 3 Glaciers, and 16 Alpine Bowls. Are you ready for an epic ski experience?
WHISTLER BLACKCOMB TOPS ANNUAL RESORT RANKINGS
Whistler Blackcomb claims top spot in Condé Nast Traveler, FREESKIER Magazine, and Outside Magazine
Consistently ranked as No. 1, Whistler Blackcomb tops mountain resort rankings once again this season. Whistler Blackcomb placed in the top three in six "overall" award categories including:
- No. 1 "Best Place to Ski & Stay in North America" - Condé Nast Traveler's annual readers' pole (fourth consecutive)
- No. 1 "Top Resort in North America" - FREESKIER Magazine (third consecutive)
- No. 1 "Top Ski Resort in North America" - Outside Magazine.
- No. 1 "Favorite Overall" - Onthesnow.com
- No. 1 "Ski runs & Lodges" - National Geographic - "10 Best Book"
- No. 3 "Top Resort in North America" - Transworld Snowboard Magazine
- No. 3 "Top Ski Resort in North America - Ski Magazine
Official Whistler Blackcomb website