We’ve been hard at work pooling reasons why you should make Whistler your next ski vacation destination. Here’s 5 of our best:
8,171 Acres Of Pow
With the merging of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the resort has been crowned the largest ski resort in North America. The terrain covers all bases: from flowing groomers to gladed trees, high alpine to powder-filled bowls. The mountain is serviced by 17 lifts and 3 gondolas making it super accessible. Skiers may also ride the famous PEAK2PEAK gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb and back. As the world’s longest and highest unsupported span, it’s a unique experience in its own right!
There’s a reason why Whistler hosted the 2010 Olympic winter games. Snow sports are a part of every day life in British Columbia and Whistler is the perfect place to expand your repertoire and try something new! Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at cross-country skiing? The PassivHaus is the place for you! Linking the Village with Lost Lake Park trails on which to hone your new skills. For an adrenaline rush, we’d recommend an afternoon in the Callaghan Valley. There you’ll find Whistler Olympic Park and have the opportunity to try a passenger bobsleigh or skeleton ride on their 1,450 meter long ice track!
Affordable Ski Luxury
There are many accommodation options in Whistler. From hostels to five-star hotels and everything in between. However, a ski vacation in Whistler needn’t break the bank. The trick is to book early! Nita Lake Lodge is currently offering up to 35% savings on your 2018/19 ski vacation. The Lodge is just 500m from the Creekside Gondola and even offers a courtesy shuttle, which links guests with the main Village area. Guests even enjoy complimentary slope side lockers to avoid lugging your gear around each day – perfect!
Top Notch Food & Drink
When you think of high quality dining, admittedly Whistler may not be on your radar right now. However, there are a number of world-class restaurants in the area, which should not be missed! One of our favourites is Fifi’s Bistro. It’s nestled in the Upper Village area and therefore within the Blackcomb base area. The food is fresh & locally-sourced and their wine list is full of BC varietals. With an ambiance that is casual and welcoming, we find it to be the perfect respite after a day of exertion on the mountains.
More Than Meets The Eye
Since hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler has enjoyed a surge in popularity. As well as snow sports, the resort is pleased to offer a plethora of other exciting activities. In winter, there’s bungee jumping and zip-lining as well as glacier tours and skidoo adventures. However, Vallea Lumina stands out for us as one of the more unique, must-see experiences. The multimedia night-walk follows the story of two missing hikers as visitors discover the Valley of Light. It’s suitable for most of the family and relatively accessible. Our advice? Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment!