Whistler Blackcomb promises plenty of excitement
Whistler Blackcomb is a premier ski resort located in Canadas Coast Mountain Range. A short drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, the resort is a major year-round tourism destination.
With a mile of vertical, the most skiable terrain on the continent and incredible backcountry, Whistler Blackcomb has been consistently ranked the No. 1 ski resort by ski industry and travel magazines. Winter 2006/2007 was no exception: renowned as the second snowiest season on record with an impressive 1, 416 centimetres (46.5 feet) of snow. Outside of the Himalayas, the Coast Mountain Range is one of the most heavily glaciated mountain ranges in the world. On Whistler Blackcomb alone, there are three glaciers to choose from: Blackcomb Glacier, Horstman Glacier, and Whistler Glacier.
The twin mountains offer 8,171 acres (3,307 hectares) of skiable terrain, ranging from beginner to expert slopes. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains also boast world-class terrain parks, a Superpipe and Family Zones. The regular ski and snowboard season lasts from mid-November to early June, with glacier skiing running until the end of July.
While winters at Whistler Blackcomb are undeniably amazing, the mountains offer exciting activities year-round. From mid-May to early-October, the groundbreaking Whistler Mountain Bike Park kicks into full gear. The worlds best lift-accessed downhill bike park features 200 kilometres of trails for all ability levels. Meanwhile, sightseers can beat the summer heat as they hike in the high alpine, passing colourful wildflowers, glacier-fed lakes, wildlife and mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.
Whether winter or summer, visitors young and old will catch a bit of that magical Whistler Blackcomb energy.