This resort has a mile-long vertical, two massive mountains, an Olympic pedigree and a long season from November to May, plus a fantastic village vibe for après ski. What are you waiting for?
The peaks are vast and the skiing is out of this world in the winter playground of Whistler, a resort that has the most reliable snow in north America. Host mountain resort for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have over 8000 acres of terrain and over 200 marked trails to wow both beginners and even the most skilled of skiers.
"Whistler is one of my favourite places and, after living there in 2013, I don’t have a bad word to say about it! If a full day of skiing is too much, there is plenty to keep kids entertained, from sledging to a horse-drawn carriage ride. At Christmas, I can’t think of a more perfect place to be, it’s a real winter wonderland."
Kuoni at John Lewis Aberdeen
Vast alpine bowls and ancient glaciers stretch down to meet glades, groomers and learning areas; and the world record-breaking Peak 2 Peak gondola stretches 2.7 miles between the tops of the two mountains, all creating a mecca that has made Whistler the number one ski resort in north America.
Off the slopes, you’ll find outstanding après ski in the pedestrian-only Whistler Village at the foot of the mountains. The nightlife’s top honours are down to the countless restaurants serving tapas late into the night, sake flowing at the sushi houses and cosy lounges tempting you inside with a roaring fire. There’s live music, legendary clubs and slope-side bars to keep Whistler’s buzzy energy going and snow-lovers returning for more.
- Two mountains
- 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers
- Over 200 marked trails
- Daily heli-ski trips
- Huge range of shops, from ski shops to art galleries
- Legendary après-ski bars and clubs
- Restaurants for every taste and budget
- Compact and pedestrianized family-friendly village
Altitude: 2140-7494 feet
Ski area: 8171 acres lifts: 37
Season: Mid November to mid May
Top 5 activites, minus the ski:
Whistler Sliding Centre
Try skeleton and bobsleigh! Have an introduction to the sport, learn about track etiquette and safety, and try a mock run before sliding down the 2010 Olympic track for real, reaching speeds up to 77 miles per hour!
The Coca-Cola Tube Park
Family-friendly, gravity-fed tubing on Blackcomb Mountain. No skill required, just a sense of adventure.
Experience the exhilaration of flying as you glide on ziplines above Fitzsimmons Creek, dividing Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Take a ride on the record-breaking gondola, soaking up the 360-degree views before lunch in Whistler Mountain’s Roundhouse.
A winter Whistler tradition, the Olympic Plaza in the heart of Whistler village is transformed into a stunning skating rink, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, festive lights and the Olympic rings.
How to get there
There are daily direct flights from London Heathrow into Vancouver with British Airways or Air Canada, with free selected UK domestic flights. If you stay in one of our Vancouver city hotels, we’ll include a complimentary Skytrain ticket for a quick and easy transfer from the airport to downtown; or we’ll arrange transfers to Whistler, with the option to upgrade to a private transfer.