Whistler Ski Holidays

A vast winter playground, Whistler ticks everyone's boxes and has been voted Best Ski Resort in the World several times. If you haven’t skied here before, we can’t recommend it enough.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
A vast winter playground, Whistler ticks everyone's boxes and has been voted Best Ski Resort in the World several times. If you haven’t skied here before, we can’t recommend it enough.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

Summary

5
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

North America’s biggest ski area and host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ski Safari started out here in 1996 and we’ve been organising ski holidays in Whistler ever since.

More than 8,000-acres and 200 ski runs span the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb - linked by the world’s longest free-span lift, you can experience them both in the same day. And if you’re into the backcountry, expect steep chutes, alpine-style bowls and legendary heli-skiing terrain.

Forested slopes lead to the traffic-free resort centres of Upper Village, Creekside and the main hub of Whistler Village. Here, the atmosphere is vibrant yet down-to-earth, with more than 90 restaurants, over 200 shops and some of the best après bars in North America - GLC and Longhorn Bar & Saloon are among our staff favourites.

Beyond the bars and boutiques, there’s so much going on, from the weekly Fire & Ice show and the forest zipwire, to the bobsleigh track at the 2010 Olympic park.

Two-hours’ drive from Vancouver via the Sea-to-Sky Highway, even the transfer journey is breath-taking, and spending a day in Canada’s ‘most liveable city’ is our favourite way to round-off a Whistler trip.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Resort stats

Season
18 November - 22 April / 28 May (Blackcomb)
Nearest airport
Vancouver
Flight time
9 hours 30 minutes
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
2 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Transfer or car hire
Elevation
7,494 ft
Vertical drop
5,280 ft
Avg snowfall
39 ft
Ski area
8000+ acres
Ski lifts
38
Runs
200+
Grade
25% advanced
55% intermediates
20% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

With options for all budgets and tastes, Whistler’s accommodation spans self-catering suites and private lodges, to family condos and exclusive spa hotels. Whistler Village gives the easiest access to bars and entertainment, while Upper Village and Creekside offer a quieter stay with local amenities. All have easy access to the ski lifts. 

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Whistler accommodation options, so call us for first-hand advice and we’ll recommend the best options for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
Whistler’s landmark property, the slope-side Fairmont Chateau Whistler has an abundance of top-notch facilities, including a spa with multiple hot tubs.
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Self-Catered
We love the combination of independence and convenience offered by the Delta Whistler Village Suites.

Offers

See our Whistler offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation.

Reviews

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224060.

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17/01/2017 Nicola Edey

Amazing resort with lots to do if you want a day off from skiing. The people were so friendly and the pistes and snow were amazing. Ski School was also excellent. It is a little pricey, however with the groups being a maximum of 4, the tuition is very personal. Having had lessons in Europe, these were far superior. Both mountains were amazing to ski and the scenery on the Peak to Peak Gondola was breath taking. There was an excellent choice of restaurants and après ski was great fun!

13/01/2017 Kenny McNab

Whistler, when it's good it's one of the best. And lucky us, this year has been an excellent snow year. I even heard it said that it was the best start to a season in 40 years. There is, of course, more to a resort than the snow, but those features are most definitely secondary. You're their to ride! That said, you really can't go far wrong with the other aspects to Whistler. Lively, yet restrained apres. There is no shortage of great food to be had - we particularly enjoyed Sachi Sushi. For those of you that want to, there is plenty of retail therapy to be had too. Whistler is a very well organised and run resort. Which is just as well, since we heard we were there on their busiest ever day with 32,000 people on the two mountains. It meant that there was a fair amount of queuing to (philosophically?) navigate, particularly to get up the mountain from Whistler Village. However, the organisation of the queuing system and the strict adherence of people on the slopes to the etiquette meant there was none of the tension of a European resort queue. Surely it can't all be good? Almost the case, but not quite. Whistler is all about rules and at times it has a nanny-state feel. Whistler Blackcomb seem to own virtually everything in resort and charge handsomely whatever the service, so it is also quite an expensive resort. However, plan and budget accordingly, travel with the intent to really enjoy your riding, and I am very certain you'll have a very memorable experience.

13/01/2017 Tess Hollingworth

Whistler was at its best this December, blue skies, snow, no queues

Holiday ideas

News

Whistler 27 November 2016  © Nick Thomas Photography

Powder Alert as North America Opens

9th December 2016 - Craig Charley

The past two weeks has seen huge snowfalls across our North American resorts, and many of them have plenty more in the forecast over the weekend. Up to a metre could be falling over the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, setting up for a deep Christmas. Read on for an update on conditions across...

Experts Only - Black Run Friday

Black Run Friday

25th November 2016 - Craig Charley

Take a break from the 'Black Friday' sales, make a cup of tea and enjoy 'Black Run Friday' instead, where our team reveal their favourite and most memorable steep and deep adventures. If you'd like to experience any of these runs for yourself, call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation online...