Skiing in Whistler
Skiing in Whistler offers two mountain areas; Whistler and Blackcomb. Both can be accessed by gondola from Whistler Village. Whistler mountain can also be accessed by gonola from Creekside and Blackcomb mountain can also be accessed by chairlift from Blackcomb village. There famous PEAK2PEAK gondola joins both mountains. Your lift pass will cover use of both mountains.
The Ski & Snowboard School in Whistler offers an excellent standard of instruction with classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and riders.
Skiing Whistler Mountain:
Intermediates will love the wide piste that Whistler offers and intermediate/advanced skiers and boarders will love the massive amounts of champagne powder that dump in Whistler every season. 2010/11 was a record season for snowfall with over 1300cm falling throughout the season.
In terms of where to ski in Whistler, well everywhere is pretty much great. If you get chance to head over to the Symphony and Harmony areas on Whistler mountain on a powder day, you will certainly not be disappointed! If you are lucky enough to get a sunny day with plenty of powder, then take the Symphony chair, drop down a little and then hike up to the top of Flute Bowl. If you want a really long ride, take the peak chair and ski/ride the "peak to Creek" run from the top of Whistler down to Creekside. There is also a terrain park on Whistler, by the Emerald Chair.
Skiing Blackcomb Mountain:
Blackcomb mountain tends to have shorter lift queues and is popular with boarders as there aren't really any flat areas, instead you will find plenty of wide blue and black runs.
Advanced riders should ride up the Glacier Chair, and head up the T Bar to the Glacier and also try Spankeys Ladder which is a bit of a hike from the Glacier Chair. Advanced riders would also enjoy Couloir Extreme which is accessed from the top of 7th Heaven and drops down into the Jersey Cream area. Intermediates will be happy riding the areas around Crystal Chair (Rock N Roll and Zig Zag are great runs!), the Excellerator Chair, Jersey Cream, Glacier Chair and Solar Coaster Chair. If you get a sunny day, you must head over to 7th Heaven which not only offers great terrain for intermediates to advanced skiers and boarders but also offers absolutely stunning views of facing Whistler mountain and beyond.
Blackcomb mountain also offers The Big Easy Terrain Garden which is great for beginner park riders who want to learn small jumps and boxes without being too far from the ground. There is also the Nintendo Terrain Park which offers a number of small, medium and large jumps and rails etc.. in addition to the famous Superpipe. Its big brother the Highest Level Park offers XL jumps and should only be riden by experts. There is also a boardercross track on blackcomb accessible from Solar Coaster Chair and there is often a GS slalom track which times your speed accessible from the Jersey Cream Chair.
Whistler Skiing Holidays
If you are looking to go Skiing in Whistler,please feel free to contact one of our Ski Specialists who can assist you with your travel arrangements.
£879Tignes4.5 Star, 7 Nights, Catered Chalet
£729Val D'Isere4 Star, 7 Nights, Chalet Catering w/Wine
£679Les Arcs4 Star, 7 Nights, Catered Chalet
£599Chamonix3.5 Star, 7 Nights, Catered Chalet
£879St Christoph - Arlberg Ski area4.5 Star, 7 Nights, Catered Chalet
£669Les Arcs4 Star, 7 Nights, Half Board
£1269Whistler4 Star, 7 Nights, Room Only