Ski Holidays in Whistler, Canada
Whistler resort, home of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains now linked by the new 'Peak to Peak' Gondola, lies amid the impressive Coastal Mountains of British Columbia in Canada's west, just 75 miles north of Vancouver. Regularly voted the No. 1 ski resort in North America, ski holidays in Whistler offer everything that you could possibly want: fantastic scenery, an attractive village, efficient lift system, wonderful skiing for all standards, good accommodation to suit all pockets and excellent après ski. Whistler Blackcomb will be the focus of world attention when it becomes the Official Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (February 12-28 and March 12-21 respectvely).
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
Whistler is home to two spectacular mountains: Whistler and Blackcomb, both of which tower over Whistler Village. The pedestrian-only Village, lined with countless shops, restaurants and galleries, is the perfect place for you to wander or just relax with a coffee. Whistler is also favoured with mild winters and copious amounts of snow; on average, Whistler receives 9 metres of the white stuff.
Meet at the Whistler Village Gondola at 7am to take part in Fresh Tracks. Running daily, Fresh tracks offers... read full
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Skiing in Whistler
Ski holidays in Whistler Blackcomb are hard to beat, with high speed eight and ten person gondolas sweeping skiers from the village up 1000m to where the possibilities are endless. Wide open bowls, gentle nursery slopes, gladed tree runs, steep chutes and gullies, bump runs that look like a snowed-in car park of VW Beetles, and mile after glorious mile of perfectly groomed corduroy piste. Like Banff, Fernie, Jasper and other North American resorts, Whistler has invested in plenty of snow making cannons so snow reliability is good, although with the Village only being at an altitude of 675m and close to the Pacific Ocean, it can rain at resort level when it is snowing higher up. You must remember that you're dealing with a mile of vertical, so drizzle in the village can mean snowfalls halfway up and -15 degrees and sunshine at the top!
Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School offers outstanding programs whatever your level or ability. Specially developed kids’ programs and learning areas, private and group lessons, women’s-only camps plus single and multi-day programs for teens confirm that nothing can improve your ski or snowboarding vacation like a lesson can.
Parks and Pipes
The award-winning Nintendo Parks include terrain for all abilities. On Whistler, you’ll find a park and a half pipe while Blackcomb boasts three parks and one super pipe. With a unique difficulty rating system - S, M, L, XL - the parks are divided into increasingly challenging levels of terrain, but they're cleverly designed to encourage skills-development from novices through to Olympic-training experts. If rails, picnic tables, half pipes, cannon boxes and booters aren't really your thing, jump on the Catskinner Chair on Blackcomb Mountain and watch the action unfolding below.
Ski Chalets in Whistler, Canada
Igluski is pleased to offer a selection of ski chalets in Whistler. Our Whistler ski chalets are ideal for groups wanting to enjoy a ski holiday in Whistler.
We have huge selection of brilliant Whistler hotels that can match any need. Whether you want a quiet luxury spot or you want to be right in the centre of the action on a budget, we'll have just the accommodation for you.