Whistler Blackcomb Skiing & Snowboarding
Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, both of which have an
elevation of more than 7000 ft, provide some of the best
skiing and riding in North America. There is an average snowfall of
10 metres per year. The two mountains have more than 200 trails, 3
glaciers, 38 lifts and 12 alpine bowls.
The resort provides 8,171 acres of skiable
terrain and has been rated as the number one ski
resort in North America by several surveys. Every skier and
snowboarder can find terrain suited to his or her skill. All in
all, Whistler Blackcomb is a haven for skiers and snowboarders.
Whistler Blackcomb offers a whole range of skiing and
snowboarding related activities, including:
- Ski & Snowboard School for all age groups.
- Whistler Heli-Skiing & Boarding. For those who want to
experience no lift lines and endless untracked powder.
- Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Parks. The extensive parks on both
mountains offer two half pipes, snowcross, 200+ features with 100+
- Snowtubing in the Coca-Cola Tube Park. A very popular
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola spans the distance between
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
The record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola has the longest
unsupported span in the world of 3.024 kilometres, it is the
highest lift of its kind at 436 metres above the valley floor and
it completes the longest continuous lift system on the globe.
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a great sightseeing experience for
any non-skiers and snowboarders in your group. Everyone can access
the gondola and it is a great way to access the mountain
restaurants so you can meet friends and family for lunch!
Whistler Blackcomb Ski & Snowboard School
Whistler ski lessons are a great way to have fun and
learn something new at the same time. You can learn to ski
or snowboard at Whistler Blackcomb Mountains in private or group
lessons, or at one of the ski camps. Qualified ski instructors
ensure that you have an enjoyable experience learning how to ski,
no matter your age.
There are full and half-day lessons available, with half-day
lessons available in both morning and afternoon. More advanced
skiers might want to consider enrolling in a special camp such as
the Extremely Canadian program or one of the race clinics.
Multilingual instructors are available for those whose primary
language is other than English.
The Whistler Blackcomb Kids ski and snowboard programs are
divided according to age; 3 to 6 years old, 7 to 12 years old and
teenagers. Younger children have lunch and story time where
they spend time with the instructor learning and playing, and
taking some time to rest. Skiers in older groups will spend more
time on the snow, depending on the weather and the group's
Ski and snowboard lessons are a great idea if you are a beginner
or just wanting to fine tune your skills. If you're on a budget,
you will be happy to know that there are special discount periods
(Whistler Discover Days) during the season where you can get up to
30% off the regularly priced programs.
Photo Credits: Steve Rogers - Snowboarder, Mike
Crane - Gondola, Whistler Blackcomb - Ski School