Mountain Drinking Water

Whistler Blackcomb

Potable Water

Whistler Blackcomb's Water resources are managed by the Snowmaking Department.  Snowmaking Maintenance staff are highly trained and experienced in water delivery;

  • Industry Training Authority(ITA) Red Seal Certified Millwrights
  • Environment Operators Certification Program (EOCP);
    • Level I Water Treatment
    • Level II Water Distribution
    • Cross Connection Control Testing

Our operators have recently received the prestigious Victor M. Terry Award for Excellence in the Water & Waste Water Community by the British Columbia Water & Waste Association.

All on hill Drinking Water is supplied exclusively from Deep Wells located near each mountain restaurant. 

Drinking water and water used for making snow, are completely isolated from each other with no possible connection.  Snowmaking water is supplied for the toilets in; The Rendezvous, Glacier Creek and Chic Pea.  WhistlerBlackcomb supplies untreated water as a green strategy to help preserve precious ground water.

System Summary

  • 12 Facilities Served.
  • 8 Deep Wells, with an average depth of 120 meters.
  • 9 Buried Storage Tanks.


  • VCH is in regular communication with WB operators to insure all requirements of our Operating Permits are satisfied.  Among these are;
    • Bi-Weekly Bacteriological samples but be submitted from every Restaurant
    • Annual inspection/cleaning of all Storage Tanks and Distribution Lines
    • Regular inspections of all Facilities and Well’s
  • The Drinking Water Protection Act Regulation has a requirement for a water supplier to provide an annual report as per below:

For the purposes of section 15 (b) of the Act, a water supplier must prepare and make public, within 6 months of the end of the calendar year, an annual report of the results of the monitoring required by this regulation, its operating permit or the drinking water officer.

2013 Drinking Water System Annual Report

  • Highlights:
    • 259 Bacteriological samples submitted with no positive results
    • Annual chemical testing completed on all Water Supplies, with all results within the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
    • New redundant supply line install to the Crystal Hut
    • New underground storage tank for Raven’s Nest Restaurant

Whistler Blackcomb Cross Connection Control Program

  • Water safety is a priority at WhistlerBlackcomb.  In order to maintain strict control over our water supply a Cross Connection Control Program has been implemented.  This program insures that all of our drinking water systems are potable.

Our Partners

Using state-of-the-art technology, TELUS unleashes the power of the internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.

Coca-Cola offers the world's favourite beverage brand to Whistler Blackcomb guests as a part or their memorable resort experience. As the cold drink sponsor at Whistler Blackcomb, Coca-Cola brings more than ice-cold refreshment.

Glacier Fresh Beer.Brewed in the mountain town of Creston, British Columbia, Kokanee beer is famous for it’s cool, crisp glacier-fresh taste. Kokanee is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts from coast to coast in Canada.


Since 1995, GMC has been the Official Vehicle of Whistler Blackcomb. GMC trucks and SUVs give you the performance, engineering and technology to get you, your family and friends and all their gear to and from the mountain any time of the year.

Monster Energy

At Monster all our guys walk the walk in action sports, punk rock music, partying, hangin’ with the girls, and living life on the edge. Monster is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is a lifestyle in a can.


Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, most recently the Wii U™ and the Nintendo 3DS™. It is responsible for the creation of industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™ and Zelda™.


Smirnoff is proud to be the vodka sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. From extraordinary event experiences, to the latest in Music, Nightlife and extraordinary Cocktails. The world's best cocktails start with Smirnoff.


Samsung Canada is proud to be the official electronics partner and preferred supplier of Whistler Blackcomb. As a world leader in digital technology, Samsung Canada enables Whistler Blackcomb to enhance the resort experience in new and innovative ways.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, daily offers unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary to all the guests and patrons of Whistler Blackcomb.

American Express is the official Card of Whistler Blackcomb. The sponsorship program brings unique offers, purchase incentives and rewards for American Express® Cardmembers. ®,™: Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express

GoPro makes the world’s best selling and most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities.


An asset to elite athletes around the globe, Oakley is one of the world’s leading product design and sport performance brands. As the official optic partner of Whistler Blackcomb, we are excited to collaborate and share our obsession.


A ton of flavors. A taste that stands out

Jackson Triggs

Our name represents a long-standing tradition of producing premium wines from Canada and around the world; it is your guarantee of outstanding quality and an uncompromising commitment to making great wine. We’ve got a wine for that.


Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers the Arc’teryx experience.


As the official base layer and sock provider of Whistler Blackcomb, Icebreaker Merino Clothing is proud to bring warmth, comfort and style on the slopes to the resort visitors.


W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of GORE-TEX® products, is proud to be the official technical fabric sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. GORE-TEX® products are wearable weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe in any kind of weather.


Fueled by passion and guided by our love for the mountains, Quiksilver has evolved with snowboarding, always pushing the boundaries and taking things further.


Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.


With over 170 years of innovation, Stanley Tools offers the broadest range of carpentry hand tools, automotive tools and storage for construction professionals, mechanics, and home improvement enthusiasts.

Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation is proud to be the Official Helicopter of Whistler Blackcomb. For more than two decades our helicopter pilots and mountain guides have introduced outdoor enthusiasts to the beauty of British Columbia. Summer or winter - our tours cater to a wide range of interests, fitness levels and budgets but can also be tailored for special events. We enjoy this area of our business tremendously and welcome your ideas as much as your business.