Whistler Blackcomb Skiing
Together, Whistler and Blackcomb form the
largest ski area in North America at 8,171 acres (33 km2).
Both mountains have some of the largest lift-serviced vertical
skiing in North America, with Blackcomb having the most at 1,565 m
(5,133 ft), but marketed as one mile (1.6 km). Whistler has
slightly less vertical at 1,530 m (5,020 ft). The highest lift
elevation, on Blackcomb, is 2,240 m (7,349 ft).
The mountains are accessed from the valley by two gondolas from Whistler Village (Excalibur and Whistler Village Gondolas), a four person chairlift (Wizard Express Chair) at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, a four person chairlift at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Village and by a gondola at the Creekside base approximately four kilometres by road south of Whistler Village. Travelling from one mountain to the other is now available with the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. This lift is the longest unsupported span for a lift of its kind in the world at 3.02 km (1.88 mi) while also having the highest ground clearance for a lift of its kind, 436m (1,427 ft) above the valley floor.
The primary skiing terrain starts about 1/3 up the mountain. A ski-out to the valley is usually possible during the months of December through April. The overall lift capacity is 65,507 skiers per hour.
Whistler Ski & Snowboard School
This vacation, why not improve your technique and ski the entire mountain? Whistler Blackcomb has just the right instructor for whatever ability level you ski at. From beginner (or never worn skis) to expert, everyone has room for improvement. For some serious fun, why not try a race clinic or a camp? Whistler Blackcomb has the instructors and the terrain, all that's missing is you.
Phone Whistler Blackcomb 1 888.403-4727 for information about the various programs and to book in advance. NOTE: All Ski and Snowboard School programs must be booked at least 56 hours in advance to take advantage of the listed rates. Private lessons are also available.
Whistler's Terrain Parks
Be a part of Whistler's freestyle culture and master your tricks in the great terrain parks. Blackcomb Mountain has three parks, one Super Pipe and one Snow Cross Track while Whistler Mountain has two parks.
Each park is designed for specific skill levels so you should start in the beginner park before progressing if you are new to Parks and Pipes.
The brand new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola makes it super easy to get back and forth between the two mountains, so once you've mastered the Terrain Garden on Blackcomb, head over to Whistler's Habitat Terrain Park and show off your jib skills.
Whistler Blackcomb's terrain parks are among the best if not THE best terrain parks on our little blue planet!
Looking for a Whistler Village Hotel During Your Whistler Ski Vacation?
The Adara Hotel Whistler offers a location central in Whistler Village next to shops, dining, Whistler Blackcomb lifts, and other great winter activities.