Ski Holidays in Whistler, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb

As North America's largest ski resort, Whistler offers an incredible amount of diversity both on and off the slopes. This ski area has earned it's reputation as one of the world's best with impressive snow fall, massive terrain and genuine local hospitality. It's a combination of these factors which makes skiing anywhere else a disappointment.

Found only two hours from Vancouver, ski holidays in Whistler are massively popular for Europeans, Japanese and Australians, who give it an international flavour.

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Alternative Winter Activities - Whistler

Snow Show Tours As one of the world's greatest winter sports playgrounds, it's hard to remove yourself from the slopes in Whistler.

However, if you do find yourself looking for alternative activities, there's a range of experiences available to suit all personality types. These activities include heli-skiing, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours, horse drawn sleigh rides, zip lines and bungee jumping.

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The Skiing
For intermediates, Whistler is a playground like no other, with extensive terrain that includes long cruising groomed trails through the trees and beautiful blues on the Horstman Glacier which dazzle in the sun. Some good off-piste can be found amongst the ridges and bowls across Whistler Mountain, and there are incredible views from blue trails in the same area.

Experts will love the steeper bowls and gullies available and, though terrain is a little more limited for beginners, the nursery slopes are excellent. Plus, in 2008, Whistler opened the Peak 2 Peak gondola Whistler Blackcombs breathtaking new lift spanning the Fitzsimmons Creek linking Whistler and Blackcomb mountains covering 2.4kms in 11 minutes.
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Off the Snow
Whistler Village is a varied cluster of chalets, apartments and hotels. It is purpose-built but tasteful, with a pedestrianised centre that encompasses every convenience you could need. The colourful variety of apres-ski bars and the vast array of eateries means the only difficulty is choosing where to go.

The village is very lively, but there are rocking bars with live music as well as quiet and cosy snugs; gourmet restaurants (make sure you book in advance) as well as cheap and cheerful cafes - whatever you're looking for, something will fit the bill.