With a mile of vertical and an incredible backcountry, Whistler Blackcomb has been consistently ranked the No. 1 ski resort by ski industry and travel magazines. The mountains receive an average annual snowfall of 10.22 m (33.5 feet). Meanwhile, outside of the Himalayas, the Coast Mountain Range is one of the most heavily glaciated mountain ranges in the world. On Whistler Blackcomb alone, there are three glaciers to choose from: Blackcomb Glacier, Horstman Glacier, and Whistler Glacier.
The twin mountains offer 8,171 acres (3,307 hectares) of skiable terrain, ranging from beginner to expert slopes. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains also boast world-class terrain parks, a Superpipe and Family Zones. The regular ski and snowboard season lasts from mid-November to early June, with glacier skiing running until the end of July.
- Summit: 7,494 feet
- Base: 2,140 feet
- Vertical Drop: 5,354 feet
- Lifts: 33
- Skiable Area: 7,071 acres
- Annual Snowfall: 360 inches
Whistler Blackcomb Insider Tips
What is your favorite run?
Tough as there are so many good ones. For first tracks, it's tough to beat Upper + Lower Insanity on Whistler. For adventure, it's Blackcomb Glacier or Peak to Creek. To find out what you're made of, try Diamond Bowl.
What is your favorite lift?
Whistler's Peak Chair. Especially on a sunny powder day. Watching the huck show while you wait in line is almost as good as the skiing.
Favorite powder stash?
The whole Jersey Cream area near Staircase and the Bite. On a stormy day, you'll often find me there.
Favorite apres ski?
The GLC if I'm in the village, or Dusty's if I upload out of Creekside.
Anything else that is cool?
Whistler gets a lot of hype, but it's one of the few places in the world that truly delivers on it. Everything about this place is top notch and I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.
Former U.S. Freestyle Ski Team mogul skier Garth Hager still travels around to different ski areas on a weekly basis--but this time he's a star coach instead of an athlete. Here is his insider favorite apres spot:
Best Après Ski: Merlin's, Whistler, BC. Canada