Legendary Whistler, regarded as one of the top four-season resorts in North America, became even more world-renowned as the site of the alpine and Nordic venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Blending the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre, the pedestrianized Whistler Village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, revitalizing spas, and luxurious hotels.
Whistler Blackcomb is a world-class resort offering exhilarating outdoor adventures and activities year-round.
Whistler Blackcomb attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the world, with a season that lasts more than six months, from late November to early June. The two mountains, together the largest ski area in North America, feature more than 200 marked runs, 37 lifts, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers. The resort is also an outstanding venue for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, and guided heli- and cat- skiing.
Spring brings an array of other adventures to the resort. Hike or walk to streaming waterfalls, crystal lakes and rugged back country in Whistler mountains and parks, perfect for day trips or overnight camping. Experience gravity-defying, lift-serviced trails at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park – North America's largest, and home to the nine-day Kokanee Crankworx mountain bike festival. Canoe, kayak, raft, swim or windsurf on Whistler's numerous lakes and rivers. Fish in pristine freshwater for steelhead, trout and salmon.
Whistler is also a golfing mecca from May through October. Golfers tee off from championship courses, all of which offer panoramic views and challenging greens.
Families will find plenty of room to play at the Adventure Zone, located at the base of Blackcomb. For the more adventurously inclined, there is paragliding, bungee jumping, horseback riding, and guided heli-hiking. The resort also hosts many cultural festivities, including Cornucopia, a four-day celebration of food and wine held each November.