Weather & Mountain Stats

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Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average 1,174 centimetres (462 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

 

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Stats

  Combined Stats
Average Snowfall 458 inches/38.2 feet
11.64 metres/1,164 cm snow per year
Total Terrain 8,171 acres/3,307 hectares
Trails 200 +
Longitude/Latitude 50° latitude, 122° longitude
Mountain Restaurants 17 with a total of 6,540 restaurant seats
Highest Lift Accessed Elevation 2,284 metres/7,494 feet
Whistler Village Elevation 675 metres/2,214 feet
Creekside Base Elevation 653 metres/2140 feet
Number of Lifts 37
Hourly Lift Capacity 67,307 skiers per hour

Individual Mountain Stats

  Whistler Mountain Blackcomb Mountain
Vertical 1,530 metres
5,020 feet
1,609 metres
5,280 feet
Top Elevation 2,182 metres
7,160 feet
2,284 metres
7,494 feet
Skiable Terrain 4,757 acres
1,925 hectares
3,414 acres
1,382 hectares
Terrain Type
(beg/int/adv)
20%/55%/25% 15%/55%/30%
Trails 100+ 100+
Parks & Pipes 2 parks 3 Parks, 1 Super Pipe, 1 Snow Cross Track
Total Number of Lifts 19 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) including:
2 high-speed gondolas
1 high-speed 6-pack
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
8 surface lifts
17 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) including:
1 high-speed gondola
7 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
7 surface lifts
Total Hourly Lift Capacity 35,545 skiers per hour 31,762 skiers per hour
Longest Run 11 km/7 miles Peak to Creek 11 km/7 miles Green Road down Easy Out
Mountain Restaurants 8 9
Snowmaking 315 acres/127 hectares 382 acres/156 hectares

Snowfall

Whistler Blackcomb is blessed with a historical average of 11.92 metres / 469 inches / 39.1 ft per year, measured at the Pig Alley Weather Station on Whistler Mountain (Mid-Mountain: elevation 1,660 metres/ 5,445 feet).

Base Record

The snow base record for Whistler Mountain is 504 cm (197 inches, 16.4 feet) set in 1973/74. That season it snowed significantly in March and April when traditionally these months receive less snowfall.

Annual Snowfall Averages

Whistler Blackcomb's monthly and total snowfall averages are based on the previous 10 years.
  • Average Snowfall: 1,164 cm / 458 in / 38.2 feet

Snowfall Totals by Month and Season

  Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Total
2013-
2014
112cm
44in
74cm
29in
123cm
48in
238cm
94in
270cm
106in
76cm
30in
12cm
5in
905cms
356in
2012-
2013
217cm
85in
343cm
135in
117cm
46in
128cm
50in
228cm
90in
60cm
24in
19cm
8in
1112cm
437in
2011-
2012
312cm
123in
137cm
54in
244cm
96in
151cm
59in
405cm
159in
133cm
52in
7cm
3in
1389cm
547in
2010-
2011
266cm
105in
363cm
143in
195cm
77in
259cm
102in
315cm
124in
143cm
56in
38cm
15in
1579cm
622in
2009-
2010
560cm
220in
148cm
58in
291cm
115in
132cm
52in
222cm
87in
107cm
42in
34cm
13in
1494cm
587in
2008-
2009
150cm
59in
169cm
67in
118cm
47in
143cm
56in
236cm
93in
72cm
28in
42cm
17in
930cm
367in
2007-
2008
162cm
64in
260cm
102in
264cm
104in
100cm
39in
170cm
67in
55cm
22in
8cm
3in
1019cm
401in
2006-
2007
416cm
164in
275cm
108in
254cm
100in
147cm
58in
198cm
78in
103cm
40in
23cm
9in
1416cm
557in
2005-
2006
115cm
45in
139cm
55in
469cm
185in
112cm
44in
243cm
97in
103cm
40in
11cm
4in
1181cm
466in
2004-
2005
81cm
31in
130cm
51in
42cm
16in
47cm
18in
143cm
56in
197cm
78in
45cm
18in
640cm
250in
2003-
2004
178cm
70in
300cm
118in
201cm
79in
111cm
44in
159cm
63in
20cm
8in
6cm
2in
975cm
384in
2002-
2003
110cm
43in
335cm
132in
178cm
70in
54cm
21in
336cm
132in
194cm
76in
23cm
9in
1230cm
483in
2001-
2002
151cm
59in
377cm
148in
164cm
65in
231cm
91in
149cm
59in
51cm
20in
41cm
16in
1164cm
458in

Average Alpine Temperatures

  Lows Highs
  °C °F °C °F
Dec - Feb -12 11 -5 23
Mar - May -8 19 5 42
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