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About Whistler British Columbia

Whistler British Columbia is truly a premier ski destination, with the awards to prove it. In reality though Whistler is so much more that just a Winter sport destination. Spring, Summer and Fall in the mountains provide so many more things to do that you would never run out of activities at any time of the year in the worlds premier sport activity destination, Whistler BC Canada.

With all of the things to do that involve sports in Whistler BC like skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, heli skiing, heli hiking, heli snow boarding, back country adventures, kayaking, canoeing, horse back riding, white water rafting, golf, and of course hot tub relaxing what else do you have time to do? Well, if you find a moment, you might want to stop and enjoy some of the many amenities that are offered in Whistler Village. Amenities such as excellent Night Life, superb Restaurants, beautiful Attractions, exciting Sports and Activities, spectacular Nature and Parks, and so very much more.

Whistler Village is a year-round attraction. The village has everything, and after a day's leisure activities, visitors can stroll through the pedestrian-only streets and shop or browse at the wide variety of shops and specialty stores, boutiques and fine galleries. There are also variety of distinctive restaurants, cafes, lounges, and nightclubs with patios. During summer the village comes alive with clowns, musicians and presentations on the village streets.

There is a strict building code, the large hotels are built in the chateau style and all buildings are built in quarried stone. This gives the overall impression that Whistler Village is much longer established, and lends to a European ambiance. The overall mood here is very relaxed and carefree, people are enjoying themselves and this is reflected in the atmosphere.

There are all sorts of wonderful opportunities for eating, from burgers to rack-of-lamb, with restaurants of all kinds. There are dance clubs, lounges, and brewpubs. If you want, as well as the many wonderful restaurants in the village, there is a great variety of excellent eating facilities up on the mountains, summer or winter these provide a great place to relax enjoy a great meal and admire the view.

Thinking of a memorable holiday away? Looking to do something different on your vacation? How about ski the glacier in July and spend the afternoon at a world class golf course, then eat out at a 5 star restaurant that evening, just around the corner from your vacation paradise. Whistler British Columbia is the place for you.

Below is some pertinent information about the two ski mountain resorts in Whistler BC.

Whistler Blackcomb Stats

Average Snowfall 360 inches/30 feet/9,14 metres per year
Total Terrain 7,071 acres/2,874 hectares
Trails 200 +
Longitude/Latitude 50 latitude, 122 longitude
Mountain Restaurants 17 with a total of 6,540 restaurant seats
Highest Lift Accessed Elevation 2,284 metres/7,494 feet
Whistler Village Elevation 675 metres/2,214 feet
Creekside Base Elevation 653 metres/2140 feet
Number of Lifts 33
Hourly Lift Capacity 59,007 skiers per hour
  Whistler Mountain Blackcomb Mountain
Vertical: 1,530 metres/5,020 feet 1,609 metres/5,280 feet
Top Elevation: 2,182 metres/7,160 feet 2,284 metres/7,494 feet
Creekside Base Elevation: 653 metres/2,140 feet 653 metres/2,140 feet
Village Base Elevation: 675 metres/2,214 feet 675 metres/2,214 feet
Skiable Terrain: 1,480 hectares/3,657 acres 1,382 hectares/3,414 acres
Terrain Type: 20% beg. 55% int.
25% adv.
15% beg. 55% int.
30% adv.
Trails: 100 plus 100 plus
Total number of lifts: 16
2 high-speed gondolas
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
1 double chair
5 surface lifts
1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
7 surface lifts
Total Hourly Capacity: 29,895 29,112
Longest Run: 11 kilometres/ 7 miles 11 kilometres/ 7 miles
Snow making: 215 acres/87 hectares 350 acres/142 hectares
Snowboard Facilities: 1 halfpipe, 1 park 2 halfpipes, 1 park
Season Dates (approximate): November 27 - June 6 November 22 - April 25
Summer Sightseeing: Daily: June 26 - September 26 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: June 26 - Aug 28 10am - 8pm
Weekends only: October 2/3/4 10am - 5pm
Daily: June 7 - August 1 10am - 3pm
Summer skiing/riding: Not Available June 7 to August 1