Whistler Blackcomb: Ski the Best Resort in Canada

Whistler Blackcomb is the world’s most renowned mountain resort destination. Nestled deep in the Coast Mountain Range, Whistler Blackcomb offers the perfect balance of expansive skiing and riding, as well as exceptional comforts in the mountain village.

As North America’s largest ski and ride resort, Whistler Blackcomb is a bucket-list destination that delivers adventure, culture, and celebration all year round. A trip to Whistler Blackcomb is an immersive experience that pushes the very limits of what’s possible in the ski industry.

Friends skiing and snowboarding with a Mountain Host in Whistler Blackcomb.

World-Class Skiing and Riding in Western Canada

Whistler Blackcomb is the full package for skiing and riding in North America. With 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, unmatched lift service, and 450 inches of annual snowfall, people flock from around the world to ski this incredible resort.

Whistler Blackcomb: The Biggest, Best Canadian Ski Resort

A family trip to Whistler Blackcomb guarantees an unforgettable ski and ride vacation. Even if you stay for an entire week, your family will never grow tired of exploring this incredible resort. From tree skiing in the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest to endless groomed runs, Whistler Blackcomb has it all.

Largest Ski and Ride Resort in North America

As the largest resort in North America, Whistler Blackcomb consistently pushes the boundaries for progression and innovation in the ski and ride industry. Due to its sheer size and diverse terrain offerings, Whistler Blackcomb literally defines modern mountain culture.

Interesting mountain stats about Whistler Blackcomb include:

  • 8,000 skiable acres
  • 5,000 ft. vertical drop
  • 450 inches annual snowfall
  • Longest run of 7 miles
  • 200+ trails
  • Lift loading capacity of 70,000 people per hour
  • 17 restaurants

Heli-Skiing

Whistler Blackcomb is one of the only ski and ride resorts in the world to offer heli-skiing. Incredibly, heli-skiing at Whistler Blackcomb takes guests to over 400,000 acres of big mountain terrain - which is over 50 times the size of the actual resort!

Epic Pass holders will save 20% on heli-ski day trips if they book in the early season.

Bobsleigh and Skeleton

The Whistler Sliding Centre allows guests to try the incredible winter Olympic sports of bobsledding and skeleton sledding. The bobsledding option comes with an orientation followed by a trip through the bobsled course with a trained pilot. For those interested in skeleton sledding, you will receive training before you are allowed two solo trips down the skeleton course.

Ski or Ride with an Olympian

Whistler Blackcomb is one of the only places on earth where you can actually ski and ride with Olympic athletes. Because of its world-class skiing and riding, many professional athletes call the Whistler region home.

With the extremely exclusive Ski or Ride with an Olympian program, you spend the day with a pro skier or snowboarder - all the while getting tips and instructions along the way.

Terrain Parks

Whistler Blackcomb has 2 world-class terrain parks that have something for everyone. Terrain Park is designed with intermediate and advanced features. Highest Level Terrain Park was developed for expert-level skiers and riders - don’t be surprised if you run into pro athletes in this incredible park.

Backcountry

Whistler Blackcomb has several backcountry gates where experienced skiers and riders can access the wild expanses of Garibaldi Provincial Park. The resort even sells backcountry tickets that you can use to ride lifts to access backcountry terrain.

Please remember, backcountry skiing and riding pose serious dangers with avalanches and unmarked obstacles. You should only enter the backcountry with appropriate training and equipment.

Snowboarder enjoys sunny day on Symphony, Whistler

Family-Friendly Events at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Resort

With endless entertainment options, Whistler Blackcomb is one of the most family-friendly ski and ride resorts in the world.

Tube Park

Bubly Tube Park offers a fun family activity at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Importantly, snow tubing is a great winter activity for everyone - from those looking for an alternative to skiing, to skiers and riders looking for a change of pace!

Bubly Tube Park features a magic carpet lift and tickets can be purchased for 1-hour and 2-hour tubing sessions.

Winter Sightseeing

Whistler Blackcomb’s PEAK 2 PEAK gondola is a modern engineering marvel. This gondola connects Whistler Mountain with Blackcomb Mountain, allowing guests to travel throughout this massive resort without being exposed to the elements. For those family members who don’t ski and ride, the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola provides incredible winter sightseeing and access to several amazing restaurants.

Snow Walls

During the early summer season, guests can hike through a maze of towering snow walls on Whistler Mountain. Carved out of deep snow from the previous winter, the snow walls are an unforgettable hiking experience.

Magic Castle and Tree Fort 

The Magic Castle on Blackcomb and Tree Fort on Whistler can be accessed for free and offer a great time for the kids. Each of these play areas offers excellent places for your kids to take a break from skiing and snowboarding.

Dog Sledding

Canada is famous for its dog sledding. Learn all about dog sledding at Whistler Blackcomb while exploring the wild expanses of the Callaghan Valley. A professional musher will teach your family how to harness and command sled dogs, while also giving you a relaxing ride through the Canadian Rockies.

Teddy Bear Day Care

Those parents needing some time to explore Whistler Blackcomb on their own should be sure to check out Teddy Bear Day Care. This fantastic facility offers both full-time and part-time childcare for the local community.

Inclusivity at Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb is proud to be inclusive to people from all nationalities, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

LGTBQ

Whether it be our world-class lodging, restaurants, or ski and ride schools, Whistler Blackcomb is a welcome destination for the LGTBQ community. The resort even hosts a Gay and Lesbian Ski and Snowboard Festival that has drawn people to Whistler Blackcomb for over 25 years.

Pet Friendly

Whistler Blackcomb makes it easy for people to visit the resort with their pets. There are a wide variety of pet-friendly lodging choices, as well as outdoor areas for your animal friends to enjoy. During both summer and winter, you can also explore the local hiking trails with your dogs.

Women’s Camps

Whistler Blackcomb offers ski and ride camps specifically for women. In these camps, women can progress as skiers and riders in a comfortable environment - all the while being guided by female coaches. The women’s camps at Whistler Blackcomb will give females more confidence to explore big mountain terrain alone or with groups of other women.

The Best Deals on the Best Ski Resort in North America

The best way to maximize your ski and ride vacation at Whistler Blackcomb is by purchasing an EDGE Card or season pass. Season passes get you unlimited access to this world-class resort, as well as several partner resorts in the Canadian Rockies. EDGE Cards offer exclusive ski and ride access for residents of Canada and Washington State.

Through Epic Mountain Rewards, Epic pass holders enjoy 20% off lodging, rentals, food, and more. Also, booking your vacation through the Whistler Blackcomb website will ensure you get the best deals possible.

Please note, Epic Passes and EDGE Cards are only available for purchase during the pre-season and early season.