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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15/01/2018 Helen Catterall

The best resort that I have been to, beating Val D’Isere which is my favourite European resort. Great access to all level skiing and all the family. We loved Canada and Whistler, the people are amazing and the mountain was just superb. None of us wanted to come home and we are all fed up to be back in the rain and not the super powder on the slopes.

13/01/2018 Carol Williams

Resort - lots of varied ski-ing no queuing excepted started to get busy around 23rd December we were recommended to leave and spend a few days in Vancouver which was great before going to Sun Peaks. Restaurants needed to be booked in Whistler if you wanted to go to a certain one. Spent a day in Squamish watching the bald headed eagles which was well worth the trip. Only had one "white out" day, then slopes very busy next day with all the fresh powder.

13/01/2018 Hannah Casson

We've skied in Whistler once before so knew what to expect. Didn't disappoint. Some great new restaurants since we've last been. Mountain very well run and conditions immense. We also used Extremely Canadian for a steeps clinic to explore some new lines and they were fantastic (if other guests are looking for recommendations). A few big lift queues around new year, but not unexpected for the time of year.

Holiday ideas

News

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Every year, just before Christmas, we like to take a look at which resorts have had the most snow at the start of the secason. Not only does it get us excited for planned trips in the New Year, it also gives a good indication of where's likely to have the best skiing in the coming months. Can you...

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21st December 2017 - Jade-Marie Hammond

Earlier this month, myself and fellow Tour Co-ordinator Kathleen embarked on a week-long trip to Whistler and Vancouver . Unlike nearly everyone else in the Ski Safari office who has extensive experience with the resort already, gained either from a string of visits or from living and working there...