The Whistler Wonderland: Top Reasons it's a Must Visit

Explore the best of Whistler from thrilling ski runs to vibrant village life, discover why Whistler is really worth a visit.

Keaton Carlson Skiing Powder underneath Whistler Village Gondola

Step into the magic of Whistler, British Columbia, where winter dreams come to life.  More than just the most skiable acres in North America, the snow-capped peaks of Whistler Blackcomb aren't just for seasoned skiers; they're the starting point for many adventures waiting to be uncovered and definitely worth a visit.  

Let’s explore the secrets of this celebrated winter haven and find out what is so special about Whistler. Is Whistler Blackcomb the best ski resort? What makes it more than a premier ski destination? And what is there to do in Whistler if you’re not skiing? 

Two Mountains, Infinite Skiing: Whistler and Blackcomb Unite

With 8,171 acres of terrain, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains collectively boast over 200 marked runs, three glaciers, and 37 lifts—making Whistler Blackcomb the largest ski resort in North America. 

Skiers revel in the long cruising runs of Whistler Mountain, while Blackcomb challenges the bold with its steep and exhilarating terrain. The awe-inspiring PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola—the world’s highest and longest lift system—seamlessly connects these two mountains, offering awe-inspiring views and easy access to terrain of all levels. 

  • Consistently ranked North America’s #1 resort by Ski Magazine 
  • Average annual snowfall of 10.36 meters (almost 34 feet!) 
  • More nightly groomed runs than any other resort in North America 
  • Specifically dedicated family zones and children’s on-mountain play areas 
  • A season that stretches from November to May
  • Whistler Heli-Skiing offers an additional 432,000 acres of helicopter-accessed high-alpine terrain

Stunning Scenery at Every Turn

Nestled in the Coast Mountains, Whistler Blackcomb is a sanctuary of jaw-dropping vistas scattered with iconic snow-capped peaks like the majestic Black Tusk. The vistas here are not just a backdrop but a significant part of the experience, captivating the minds of nature lovers and photographers, as well as skiers and snowboarders. 

The Heartbeat of Whistler: A Lively Village Life

According to the Wall Street Journal, Whistler Village, the hub of the resort, “buzzes with energy and offers a diverse tapestry of experiences, including cozy cafés, lively bars, and a myriad of shops. "It’s a place where culture thrives and memories are made.

The après-ski scene here is lively, offering an animated ambiance perfect for mixing things up after a day on the slopes—including the Garibaldi Lift Co., the elevated gastropub that SKI magazine rates as one of North America’s best après. 

From Cozy to Luxe: Whistler's Lodging for All

Whether you want a luxurious lodge or a cozy cabin, Whistler's accommodation options cater to every preference. Slopeside condos, family-friendly homes, and romantic retreats are equipped with amenities like hot tubs and fireplaces, ensuring a comfortable stay.

From the plush, ski-in ski-out comfort of the Fairmont Chateau, to the rustic nestled-in-the-woods charm of the Cedar Ridge Cabins, to spacious townhomes at Taluswood, your perfect retreat awaits.

In addition, Lodging Ovations proudly presents a collection of condominium-style hotels with a sense of style and sophistication that make you feel perfectly at home. Located in Whistlers Creekside Village they are a laidback alternative to the Village.

For a comprehensive look at all of the Whistler Blackcomb lodging. You can also find a selection of vacation packages to provide a deal. 

Gastronomic Adventures: The Many Flavors of Whistler

Whistler's dining scene is as varied as its slopes. From vibrant après-ski bars to exquisite fine dining, the resort's culinary landscape offers something for every taste and occasion, ensuring your dining experiences are as memorable as your days on the slopes.

Take a tour through Whistler’s dining scene with Whistler Tasting Tours. From hidden gems, to the finest in Whistler Blackcomb, to a lunch tour, there is a tour for all tastes. From appetizer through dessert, each tour features multiple courses served over a tour of multiple restaurants. Make sure your names on the list—your tables are waiting.

Beyond the Slopes: Whistler's Winter Activities

Whistler is not just about skiing and snowboarding. Try snowshoeing, snowmobiling, bobsledding, or ice skating for a different kind of adventures. For an enchanting experience, consider a horse-drawn carriage ride through snow-laden paths or a zip-lining adventure over stunning landscapes

Family-Friendly Fun for All Ages

Whistler is a playground for families, offering programs and activities for kids and adults alike. Enjoy bonding over snow tubing or share the magic of a sleigh ride through the winter wonderland. Whistler ensures that every family member has an unforgettable experience.

Cultural Celebrations and World-Class Events

Whistler's event calendar is packed with cultural celebrations and sporting events, adding an extra layer of excitement to your stay. From music festivals to ski and snowboard competitions, there's always something happening in this dynamic resort.

Relax and Recharge: Getting Luxe with It

Indulge in rejuvenating spa experiences at Scandinave Spa Whistler. Relax in hot Scandinavian baths, refresh under a waterfall, rejuvenate with a massage—all while taking in the views of Whistler Blackcomb valley.

Whistler Blackcomb is more than just a ski destination; it's a winter paradise that caters to skiers, adventurers, and families alike. Whether it's downhill action on the slopes, the charm of the village, or the variety of activities, Whistler stands out as an aspirational destination for any seasoned traveller.

Plan your trip now to experience Whistler Blackcomb in all of its glory.