Whistler Ski Holidays

Canada Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Rupert Hatfield

"Ski holidays in Whistler tick everyone's boxes - it's fantastic, amazing, brilliant! Quite simply, if you've not been then you've got to go and experience all that Whistler has to offer."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 10/10
  • Intermediates: 10/10
  • Advanced: 10/10
  • Families: 10/10
  • Nightlife: 10/10
  • Village Charm: 10/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 10/10
  • Sustainability: 8/10

Season: 18 Nov - 22 Apr / 28 May (Blackcomb)

Nearest Airport: Vancouver

Flight Time: 9½ hours

Direct Flight: Yes

Transfer Time: 2½ hours

Transport: Transfer or car hire

Elevation: 7,494 ft

Vertical Drop: 5,280 ft

Avg Snowfall: 33 ft

Ski Area: 8000+ acres

Ski Lifts: 38

Runs: 200+

Grade: 25% advanced 55% intermediates 20% beginners

Why Whistler?

Whistler has it all - two mountains offering a huge ski area with enough variety to suit every standard of skier and snowboarder, a cleverly designed village with enough shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and activities to keep even the most hardened non-skier entertained and a fantastic range of accommodation with some of the best early booking deals in North America.

Host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities from all over the world and many of them return year after year – including certain members of our office!

The Skiing

The two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, are connected by the awesome Peak to Peak Gondola and offer rolling cruisers, thrilling off-piste descents, steep bowls, thigh-burning glade runs and top-to-bottom blues that make everyone feel invincible. The truly excellent ski school will ensure that the children are reliving their incredible experiences for weeks afterwards. With one of the most amazing snowfall averages in North America and over 8000 acres in which to enjoy it, is this the best skiing on earth?

At the start of season 2013/14, the resort introduced two brand new, high-speed chair lifts on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The Harmony 6 Express on Whistler mountain will mean quicker uploads to the fantastic Harmony Zone with its incredible powder-filled bowls, steeps and cruisers. The Crystal Ridge Express on Blackcomb is a high-speed quad which will enable skiers to lap the entire Crystal Zone, bypassing the Excelerator Express. It will also provide quicker access Horstman Glacier, Blackcomb Glacier and the infamous Spanky's Ladder. These are massive investments all designed to make the Whistler Blackcomb experience even more awesome.

Off the Slopes

And it doesn't let up when you come down off the mountain. Whistler's compact village core is crammed with entertainment. Restaurants range from good, honest North American fare for all the family to some of the most decorated fine-dining in Canada. The après-ski and nightlife is varied enough to rival the best European offerings. There is also a whole host of other activities to help you enjoy the mountain to its full; from heliskiing to ziptrekking to the Fire and Ice show, you simply won’t have enough time to do it all.

Accommodation

The accommodation in Whistler includes self-catering condo apartments within a hotel environment, large independent homes and hotels starting at great value, mid-range properties all the way up to exclusive 5* retreats. We have stayed at or visited them all so please see our full range of accommodation and hotels in Whistler and don’t hesitate to get in touch so that we can find the best option for you.

Extra Info

We could talk about Whistler all day so please read our Resort Guide for more detailed information on the skiing, the activities and just about everything else to do with the resort. Don’t forget to read our customer reviews too! Please also see the links on the right hand side for loads of ideas on how to make your holiday to Whistler extra special.  Why not add on a city stay, take a trip to see the Northern Lights or spend a week in the glorious sunshine of Hawaii amongst others.

Resort Guide More info on how to make the most of your Whistler ski holiday.

Whistler Creekside More about this great value alternative to staying in Whistler village centre.

Ski & Sun Love the snow but need a little more time to relax on your holiday?

City add-on Add a stay in Vancouver to your Whistler ski holiday

Northern lights Experience this natural phenomenon with a stopover in Yukon, Canada

Heli-skiing Add a heli-ski package to your Whistler holiday

Whistler & Hawaii Details of this superb twin centre.

Last Frontier Ski Safari Combine Whistler with Alyeska, Alaska for the trip of a lifetime

Courses & Clinics Take yourself to the next level with a 2 day Extremely Canadian clinic.