Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort (Downhill Skiing)

 

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is the official Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Located in the village of Whistler, 2-hour drive away north of Vancouver on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, this premiere ski and snowboard resort is the largest in North America and one of the best in the world. With over 3,307 hectares (8,171 acres/ 33 sq km) of skiable terrain on two large mountains (Whistler and Blackcomb), 200 marked runs and trails, and a vertical drop of more than 1500 meters (1 mile), Whistler Blackcomb is a dream destination for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.

The fun doesn’t end with the snow. In summer Whistler Blackcomb is home to the world-class Whistler Mountain Bike Park that offers 50 first-class lift accessed trails to thousands of mountain bikers every year. Several ski lifts, equipped with bike racks, are used to transport bikers up the mountain to the start of the trails.

The Peak-to-Peak Gondola, a recent addition to the resort, offers all visitors a thrilling ride between the two mountains at high elevation and stunning views of the majestic Whistler valley, mountains and glaciers. The village of Whistler has all the services, including fine dining, accommodations, and shopping.

Address

4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4

Contact Information

604.904.8134 Phone
1.866.218.9690 Toll-Free Phone
(604) 938-9174 Fax

Additional Information

Mountain Stats

  • Vertical Drop:         1,609 m / 5,280 ft (Blackcomb Mountain), 1,530 m / 5,020 ft (Whistler Mountain)
  • Longest run:          11 km (7 mi)
  • Highest Elevation:   2,284 m / 7,493 ft (Blackcomb Mountain), 2,182 m / 7,158 ft (Whistler Mountain)
  • Base Elevation:       675 m (2,214 ft)
  • Annual Snowfall:     1022 cm (33.5 ft)
  • Skiable terrain:       3307 hectares (8171 acres)
  • Lifts:                     39 (1 Peak-to-Peak Gondola, 3 high-speed gondolas, 13 high-spped quads, 5 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 16 surface lifts)
  • Lift Capacity:          65,507 riders per hour
  • Runs:                    200+
  • Run Difficulty:         20% 55% 25% Whistler, 15% 55% 30% Blackcomb    (beg/int/adv+exp)
  • Terrain Parks:         5
  • Half Pipe:               1 Super Pipe, 1 Snow Cross Track
  • Night skiing:           No
  • Snow Making:         229 hectares (565 acres)
  • Glaciers:                3
  • Alpine bowls:          12

Services and Activities

  • 17 on-mountain restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Nightlife / Entertainment
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons
  • Tours
  • Mountain Bike Park Lessons
  • Food and Wine Tasting Tours
  • Spas and Massage
  • Wildlife tours
  • Helicopter Tours

Winter:

  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sno-Limo Tours
  • Heli-Skiing, Heli-Boarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tube Park
  • Horse Sleigh Rides
  • Dog Sledding
  • Zip Treck Tours
  • Snowcat Tours

Summer:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Sightseeing
  • Summer Glacier Camp
  • Summer Glacier Skiing and Riding
  • Golf
  • Zipline and treetop adventures
  • ATV Tours
  • River Rafting
  • Jeep Tours
  • Horseback riding Tours

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Blackcomb mountain.

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Whistler Village

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View from the floor window of the Peak 2 Peak gondola. Tree tops.

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On the mountain

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