RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Whistler
The ski resort Whistler Blackcomb is located in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 200 km of slopes and 50 km of ski routes available. 26 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 653 and 2,284 m.
The Whistler Blackcomb Olympic ski resort consists of two mountains: Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Both mountains are connected by the Peak 2 Peak gondola (3S cablecar). This is the largest ski resort in Canada and features slopes of all difficulty levels plus a nice village that leaves no desire unfulfilled.
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Thu 13 Dec
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Whistler
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Whistler?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 13 has been the most insecure with 274 cm snow depth on average in Whistler.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Whistler
Whistler is unlike any other resort in North America. In some respects – the scale, the high bowls and glaciers, the scenery, the crowds – it is more like an Alpine resort. But like most resorts on the western side of North America, it offers the advantages of usually excellent snow and a lot of woodland runs too. All things considered, the mountain is about the best that North America has to offer, and for us a visit here is always a highlight of the season. But we’ll admit that we are generally lucky with the weather, and haven’t had to put up with much rain at resort level – a real hazard (as 2015 visitors found; last season was warm and wet, with frequent heavy rain). And we try to time our visits to avoid peak periods and weekends, and therefore the worst of the crowds. Whistler Village sits at the foot of its two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, a scenic 135km drive from Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. Whistler started as a locals’ ski area in 1966 at Creekside and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. Whistler Village, a 10-minute bus ride away, was developed in the late 1970s; Upper Village – around the base of Blackcomb Mountain and a 10-minute walk from Whistler Village – was started in the 1980s.
- North America’s biggest ski area
- Excellent combination of high open bowls and woodland trails
- Good snow record
- Almost Alpine scenery
- Proximity to Pacific Ocean means a lot of cloudy weather, and rain at resort level is not unusual
- Inadequate lift system; queues can be a big problem at peak times
- Overcrowded runs also a problem
- Mountain restaurants are overcrowded and mostly no more than functional
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain