10Best Visits Whistler, Canada for Winter Sports

  • Skiing Blackcomb

    Hit the slopes in Whistler

    Must-do run: The Horseman Glacier is an amazing run on the peak of Blackcomb. Skiing down the middle is straightforward and a little harder if you take the outside. This huge bowl-like valley offers amazing skiing. You can ski the glacier from a lift or do a 20-minute hike and avoid the queue. When you get up to this point it doesn’t feel like you’re in a ski resort anymore – you might as well be out flying with a helicopter.

    Photo courtesy of Paul Morrison

  • Whistler Lodge

    A Triving Apr?s-ski Scene

    Après-ski: Situated right by the Whistler Gondola, Lift serves the best coffee and has a great vibe with a lot of sofas outdoors and heaters. Go there straight from the slopes, order a pitcher of beer and put your feet up.

    Photo courtesy of Randy_Lincks

  • Peak-to-peak gondola

    Peak-2-Peak Gondola Takes Your Breath Away

    Best view: Take the thrilling 11-minute ride from Whistler to Blackcomb on the Peak-2-Peak Gondola. Besides offering spectacular views from high above the mountains, the gondola allows you to ski both Whistler and Blackcomb in a single day and pick out the best powder runs while you ride.

    Photo courtesy of Hideyuki KAMON

  • View from the top

    Stand on Top of the World

    Vertical drop: With a 5,000-foot vertical drop, you'll feel on top of the world when standing atop Whistler Peak next to the Inuksuk, a traditional stone cairn meant to serve as a landmark in many areas of North America.

    Photo courtesy of Atsushi Kase

  • Whistler at night

    Kick Back in Whistler Village

    Village life: The pedestrian walkways of Whistler Village, lined with shops and restaurants, are at once quaint and international. Tuck into a corner table for a fire-side meal at one of the many restaurant options or warm up with a drink and some dancing late into the night.

    Photo courtesy of Mike Crane / Tourism Whistler

  • Terrain Park

    Catch Air at the Terrain Park

    For boarders: Whistler isn't just for skiers. Six terrain parks contain 99 acres of terrain, more than 200 features and over 100 jumps. The Big Easy has small-scale jumps, rails and boxes for the newbies, while the Highest Level park is tough enough to serve as a training ground for Olympic athletes and hopefuls.

    Photo courtesy of Crispin Cannon

  • Harmony Express Lift

    At Whistler, You Can Choose Your Own Adventure

    Trails and lifts: Whistler's 200-plus trails serviced by 38 lifts give you access to more than 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain, including three glaciers and 16 Alpine bowls. That means visitors strapping on a pair of skis for the first time or expert snowboarders with their hopes set on the competition podium will find that perfect run.

    Photo courtesy of Hideyuki KAMON

  • Coca-Cola Tube Park

    Slip and Slide at the Coca-Cola Tube Park

    For Families: Take a break from the skiing with a family trip to Whistler's own Coca-Cola Tube Park, where kids and adults of all ages can cruise down the slope of Blackcomb Mountain with various lanes for different riding experiences. A kids-only lane means shorter lines and more trips down the slides.

    Photo courtesy of Brooke McDonald

  • Great lower mountain snow

    Once in a Lifetime Heli-Skiing Experiences

    Best for thrill-seekers: Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders can take their Whistler experience to a new level with heli-skiing. With the help of a guide, you'll have 475 runs and 173 glaciers covering an area of more than 432,000 acres to choose from.

    Photo courtesy of Atsushi Kase

  • Santa Day at Whistler

    Get in the Holiday Spirit

    Holiday Cheer: Whistler knows how to celebrate Christmas about as well as the elves in the North Pole. On the annual Santa Day, the first 75 people who comes dressed as St. Nick or Mrs. Claus get to ski free for the day. On selected evenings, the Whistler Ski and Snowboarding school puts on Fire and Ice, a skiing and boarding snow finished with a fireworks display.

    Photo courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb