If you are not familiar with this part of Canada, or if you're a novice skier, your holiday will be more enjoyable if you know some facts ahead of time. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.
Though you can drive to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway, a car is optional for a memorable Whistler Resort experience. Dining, shopping and family activities are all accessible on foot in the chalet-style pedestrian village. Accommodation is also easily accessible with transportation to the slopes. Public transportation is available if you want to venture out to lakes and parks nearby.
In addition to hotels and guest houses, there are private homes for lease in the heart of Whistler's upscale neighbourhoods. Luxury accommodation feature names that reflect the magical spirit of the area, like Falcons Nest Estate and Glacier View Chalet. Whistler-based travel consultants can prove invaluable in arranging your ski holiday in Whistler.
Your evening begins with cocktails in the Champagne Lounge. Check out the sub-zero Ketel One Ice Room for a frosty flight of vodka. Dinner offered up by chef Craig features the best of local ingredients. Popular local jazz pianist Cameron Chu entertains the nightly crowd.
You can't go wrong with a ski holiday in Whistler and the Blackcomb Mountains. Awaiting you amidst the resort's 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes are three glaciers and 16 alpine bowls as well as over 200 marked trails. Lessons for beginners are available to add to your winter experience.
Part of the charm of this run is the view from the top of Spearhead Range from Whistler Mountain to Black Tusk. This run flattens out quickly, then returns to a steep slope for a challenging experience. This route is for skiers able to handle the fast acceleration on this run.
The name Gun Barrels applies to three circuits running from the outer edge of the Harmony Bowl. If you want free skiing in deep snow, check out this popular route.
This run is known to have the highest quality snow on any particular day in Whistler. Not for the faint of heart, Surf's Up features a steep band of cliffs that will challenge the most adventurous skiier.