We checked out the town of Whistler and looked at the hills and gondolas but didn't do any of them. They looked very nice, they were just upgrading the Blackcomb Gondola when we were there.
The world famous ski resort of Whistler, and neighbouring Blackcomb, enjoy an idyllic location in British Colombia in the south west of Canada. The temperatures here are not as extreme as central and northern Canada, which means the summer months are warm but not too humid and uncomfortable. Whistler is in the Coast Mountain range and not far from the Pacific, which stops temperatures rising too high or falling too low.
Leave the city behind and explore the Canadian wilderness on this private day trip from Vancouver to Whistler. Travel along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway with your private guide. Enjoy breathtaking views over snow-capped peaks and shimmering lakes. Feel the spray in your face at Shannon Falls, the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia. Stop at top local attractions such as Britannia Beach, Squamish and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. On arrival in Whistler, enjoy free time to explore and make the most of the amazing facilities at your leisure.
Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. There are two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.
Named for the furry marmots that populate the area and whistle like deflating balloons, this gabled alpine village and 2010 Olympics venue is one of the world's most popular ski resorts. Nestled in the formidable shadow of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the village has a frosted Christmas-card look in winter. But summer visitors now outnumber their ski-season equivalents, with many lured by the area's scenic hiking, biking and thrill-popping outdoor adventures. It's surprisingly easy to get lost walking around the labyrinthine little village but you're unlikely to find yourself too far from your destination once you turn around the next corner.
Even in Whistler’s village, the temperatures generally hover around freezing during winter. Packing essentials include a thick waterproof jacket, a moisture-wicking layer for mountain adventures, and wool socks. As mentioned, there are as many casual restaurants in Whistler as there are fine-dining establishments, so it’s advisable to pack at least one smart-casual outfit for dining out.
It’s the largest skiable area in North America and heaven for summer thrill-seekers. Whistler's astonishing 8,000 acres draws discerning skiers, mountain bikers, trekkers, rafters and climbers, who descend from nature's playground to relax in a village dotted with patio restuarants, bars and boutique shopping. A perfect all-year round resort suited to all your needs, come sun or snow.