Whistler Ski Resort

Whistler ski resort is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the world for skiing holidays. Some will never holiday anywhere else. Whistler ski resort is the biggest ski area in Canada and one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. Home to the highest ski lift of its kind in the world, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, keen skiers and boarders have over 8,000 acres of incredible and varied terrain to tackle across the two mountains. Whistler is all about flying through the trees, playing in high open bowls, and magnificent snow. Coupled with all the delights of a supreme modern village, you might say this is as good as it gets.

Whistler Village is a varied cluster of chalets, apartments and some high-rise blocks. It is purpose-built but tasteful, with a car-free centre. The colourful variety of après-ski bars and the vast array of eateries mean 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 cafés – whatever you’re looking for, something will fit the bill.

To find out more about Whistler ski resort for winter 2024/2025, call our ski experts today. We can also help you with your Whistler or EPIC lift pass too.

Whistler Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Après ski
  • Powder heaven
  • Vast terrain

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 670m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,284m
  • Total Ski Area 200km
  • Lifts 34
  • Blue Runs 40km
  • Red Runs 110km
  • Black Runs 50km
  • Cross Country 150km

Ski Accommodation in Whistler, Canada

Our collection of Whistler ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski Accommodation
Ski Areas in Whistler

Ski Areas in Whistler

Guaranteed snow, breathtaking views and a large variation of terrain; the multi-award-winning Whistler ski resort is one to be visited. With 200km of slopes and trails to experience over two mountains, there is something for all abilities and you are sure to find new runs every day of your holiday. Runs vary from gentle slopes in wide, groomed bowls to steep tree-skiing and numerous snow parks. There are also lots of off-piste ski areas available.

Skiing in Whistler

Skiing in Whistler

For intermediates, Whistler ski resort 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 the terrain is a little more limited for beginners, the nursery slopes are excellent.

Best Ski Runs in Whistler
Snowboarding in Whistler

Snowboarding in Whistler

The lift system comprises almost exclusively of chairlifts and is consequently very boarder-friendly in Whistler ski resort. There is one T-bar up on the glacier, but the quality of the powder will make it worth the trip. Blackcomb has a Terrain Park of 16 acres including one World Cup sized half-pipe, as well as a 17-foot radius Pipe Dragon. There’s also a 2,000 watt sound system and a DJ booth. In Whistler, the Nintendo Terrain Park covers 26 acres. It is accessed via a half-pipe at the top of the Emerald chair.

Top Runs

Stoker, Cruiser, Espresso
There are a number of cruising blue woodland trails below Rendezvous and Glacier Creek

Horstman Hut
The highest lift-served point in the whole Whistler area

Big Bang, Couloir Extreme
Some of Blackcomb’s most testing skiing, on seriously steep double-black diamond terrain, can be found on the left-hand side of Horstman Hut

Ski Schools in Whistler

Ski Schools in Whistler

The two mountains have amalgamated their ski schools and standards are very high. They offer a full range of well-defined programmes for women only and skiers with disabilities as well as the usual child and adult courses. The ski school here also offers Bump Clinics and Powder Workshops, not to mention Snowboard Camps geared to all levels of riders. For budding ski racers, we recommend the Dave Murray Ski Camp. Free guided tours are offered daily on both mountains by the local ‘Mountain Hosts’.

Crèches in Whistler

Crèches in Whistler

Whistler ski resort hosts a resort-run childcare program for children aged 18 months to five years, located across the resort in four different locations. Staff have plenty of childcare experience and create a fun environment for children to relax and play.

Restaurants in Whistler

Restaurants in Whistler

Araxi – almost certainly the best restaurant in town, this is a brilliantly designed, modern Italian that specialises in seafood and Pacific Rim dishes.

Roundhouse Lodge – the main hub on Whistler Mountain, the lodge accommodates 1,750 guests and offers dishes for all to enjoy.

The Chic Pea – arguably Whistler’s coolest on-mountain restaurant, serving legendary cinnamon buns in the morning and great pizzas at lunchtime.

Best Restaurants In Whistler
Après Ski in Whistler

Après Ski in Whistler

The Garibaldi Lift Company – known to the locals as “The GLC” this is the perfect place to unwind with a beer just steps from the main run into the village.

Merlin’s Bar – the spiritual home of local rockers, The Hairfarmers, Merlin’s offers flowing brews, good times, and nachos. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks from 11am until late.

Buffalo Bill’s – has cosy wooden interiors and a rustic ambience with open fireplaces.

Best Après Ski in Whistler


Non-skiers in Whistler ski resort are not short of choice. Whistler village has plenty to explore with its local art, music and culture. Additionally, non-skiers are also able to venture up into the mountains with the Peak 2 Peak Sightseeing Experience. Other winter activities are also available such as snowmobiling and even bobsleighing at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Top Things To Do in Whistler

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