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SKI Magazine names Whistler Blackcomb. North America’s No. 1 Rated Resort 2016.17

For the third consecutive year, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey has named Whistler Blackcomb as the No. 1 Overall Ski Resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb has held this title four times in the last five years and has also consistently scored high for terrain variety, off-hill activities, lodging and après. With approximately 15,000 people surveyed, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey is the most comprehensive survey of its kind.

North America's #1 Rated Resort 2016.17


SUBMITTED BY SKI MAGAZINE

Consistently rated as North America’s #1 resort, Whistler Blackcomb is proud to be presented with the highest resort rankings amongst other ski destinations.

2016.17 SKI Magazine Results Whistler Blackcomb Achieved:

#1 Overall Resort 2017

#1 OVERALL RANKINGS

  • Overall Resort
  • Terrain Variety
  • Off-Hill Activities
#2 RANKINGS

  • Après
  • Lodging
#3 RANKINGS

  • Lifts
  • Dining
  • Terrain Parks
#4 RANKINGS

  • Terrain Challenge
  • Scenery
#5 RANKINGS

  • On Mountain Food
#6 RANKINGS

  • Kid Friendly
#7 RANKINGS

  • Service
#8 RANKINGS

  • Character
  • Overall Satisfaction

Awards - 2016.17


  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - Crystal Hut
  • Telegraph UK Best Ski Resort in The World
  • Telegraph UK One of Canada's Best Ski Resorts
  • Skiresort.info 5 Star Ski Resort
  • Conde Naste Conde Naste Traveller Reader Awards
  • Unofficial Networks.com 12 Best Apres Ski Bars in The World - GLC
  • Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
  • OnTheSnow Regional Best Overall Resort: West
  • 10Best.com Reader's Choice Awards - Best Ski Resort
  • Liftopia Best in Snow Awards - Most Challenging
  • Liftopia Best in Snow Awards - Family Friendly
  • Liftopia Best in Snow Awards - Best Snow Quality
  • SKI Magazine No. 1 Overall Ski Resort
  • SKI Magazine No. 1 Terrain Variety
  • SKI Magazine No. 1 Off-Hill Activities
  • SKI Magazine No. 2 Lodging
  • SKI Magazine No.2 Apres
  • SKI Magazine No. 3 Lifts
  • SKI Magazine No. 3 Dining
  • SKI Magazine No. 3 Terrain Parks
  • SKI Magazine No. 4 Terrain Challenge
  • SKI Magazine No. 4 Scenery

North America's #1 Rated Resort 2015.16


SUBMITTED BY SKI MAGAZINE

Consistently rated as North America’s #1 resort, Whistler Blackcomb is proud to be presented with the highest resort rankings amongst other ski destinations.

2015.16 SKI Magazine Results Whistler Blackcomb Achieved:

#1 Overall Resort 2016

#1 OVERALL RANKINGS

  • Overall Resort
  • Terrain Variety
  • Après
  • Terrain Parks
  • Off-Hill Activities
#2 RANKINGS

  • Lifts
  • Lodging
  • Scenery
  • Overall Satisfaction
#3 RANKINGS

  • Service
  • Dining
  • Kid-Friendliness
#4 RANKINGS

  • Challenge
  • On-Mountain Food
#5 RANKINGS

  • Grooming
  • Character

Awards - 2015.16


  • No. 1 Overall Resort – SKI Magazine
  • No. 1 Overall Resort – Freeskier Magazine
  • No. 1 in Terrain Variety, Off Hill Activities, Après and Terrain Parks – SKI Magazine
  • Best Ski Resort in the World – Ultratravel
  • Best Ski Resort in Canada – SkiResort.info
  • Top Canadian Ski Resort – Unofficial Networks
  • No. 1 Ski Resort for Après-Ski –  The Telegraph UK
  • No. 1 Top 5 Après in the West – Après Live
  • No. 1 Best Winter Destination – The Georgia Straight
  • No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway – The Georgia Straight
  • No. 1 Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home – The Georgia Straight
  • Best Attraction of British Columbia – Northwest Meetings + Events Magazine
  • Best Resort of British Columbia – Northwest Meetings + Events Magazine
  • Best Kids School in North America – Holiday with Kids
  • Top Ski Resort Size – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Slope Offering – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Ski Lifts – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Snow Reliability – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Slope Preparation – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Orientation (Maps, Info, Signs) – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Cleanliness (Hygeine) – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Eco Friendly Orientatio – n Skiresort.Info
  • Top Staff Friendliness – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Restaurants/Ski Huts – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Apres – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Accommodation Offering – Skiresort.Info
  • Top for Families – Skiresort.Info
  • Top for Beginners – Skiresort.Info
  • Top for Advanced Skiers/Freeriders – Skiresort.Info
  • Top Snow Park Offering – Skiresort.Info
  • San Francisco Chronicle – Top 20 Ski Resorts in the WestTravel Weekly Readers Choice Awards Best Ski Destination
  • 2016 Skade Award for Whistler Blackcomb’s 50 Years of Going Beyond film and book– International Skiing History Association
  • Best Resort for Teenagers in North America – Holiday with Kids
  • Best for All-Round Family Activities in North America – Holiday with Kids
  • No. 2 Best Romantic Hideaway – The Georgia Straight
  • No. 2 in Lifts, Lodging, Scenery and Overall Satisfaction – SKI Magazine
  • No. 3 in Dining and Service – SKI Magazine
  • No. 3 in Best Après Deck/Patio – Après Live
  • No. 3 Best Summer Destination – The Georgia Straight
  • No. 4 in On-Mountain Food – SKI Magazine
  • No. 5 in Top 10 Ski Towns to Visit in 2015 – Curbed Ski
  • No. 10 Top Terrain Parks in North America – Transworld Snowboarding
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for Whistler Blackcomb, Christine’s on Blackcomb, Chic Pea, Crystal Hut, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • Rated as a Five Star Ski Resort – SkiResort.info
  • Top 20 Ski Resorts in North America– USA Today
  • Canada's Top 5 Family Friendly Ski Resorts– The Huffington Post
  • 25 Mountains Everyone Should Ski in Their Lifetime– Business Insider
  • Best Kid Friendly Ski Resorts in the West– Holidays with Kids
  • Proggy Award - Vegan Friendly Slope Side Dining– PETA
  • 2016 International Skiing History Association (ISHA) Skade Award– International Skiing History Association
  • Readers Choice 10 Best Apres Ski Bars– USA Today
  • Readers Choice 10 Best Terrain Parks– USA Today
  • Readers Choice 10 Best Ski Resort– USA Today
  • One of 11 Canadian Resorts to Ski and Ride in 2016– Mountain Equipment Coop
  • Best Place to Take a Visitor - PEAK 2 PEAK– Pique Magazine
  • Best Patio - GLC– Pique Magazine
  • Best Apres - GLC– Pique Magazine

North America's #1 Rated Resort 2014.15


SUBMITTED BY SKI MAGAZINE

Consistently rated as North America’s #1 resort, Whistler Blackcomb is proud to be presented with the highest resort rankings amongst other ski destinations.

2014.15 SKI Magazine Results Whistler Blackcomb Achieved:

Ski Magazine #1 Overall Resort 2015

#1 OVERALL RANKINGS

  • Overall Resort
  • Terrain Variety
  • Après
  • Terrain Parks
  • Off-Hill Activities
#2 RANKINGS

  • Lifts
  • Lodging
  • Scenery
  • Overall Satisfaction
#5 RANKINGS

  • Service
  • Terrain Variety

Awards - 2014.15


  • #1 Resort - Freeskier Magazine
  • Top Apres - Freeskier Magazine
  • Top Terrain Parks - Freeskier Magazine
  • Top Powder - Freeskier Magazine
  • #1 Resort - SBC Resort Guide
  • #1 Resort for All-Round Familiy Activities - Holidays With Kids Magazine
  • #1 Resort for Teenagers - Holidays With Kids Magazine
  • #2 Resort for Kids’ Ski School - Holidays With Kids Magazine
  • #1 Terrain Park - About.com
  • Top Family Ski Resort - About.com
  • #1 Best Weekend Getaway - The Georgia Straight
  • #2 Best Romantic Hideaway - The Georgia Straight
  • #1 Best Winter Destination - The Georgia Straight
  • #1 Best place to buy a vacation home - The Georgia Straight
  • #1 - 50 Best Ski Resorts - The Active Times
  • One of BC’s Top Employers - By the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • National winner - In the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2014 program in the Mid-Market category
  • Top 5 Best Après Hot Spots - Outside Online
  • Top 25 Places in Canada to Visit Before You Die - Whistler During World Ski & Snowboard Festival
  • Top 5 Spots to Snowboard in the World - Travel Channel.com
  • Senior Friendly Resort: Silver Award - SeniorsSkiing.com
  • BC Hydro Power Smart Leader - BC Hydro
  • Best Ski Resorts in Canada - SnowData.com
  • Top 10 Ski Destinations - Canadian Living
  • Top 10 Ski Runs & Lodges - National Geographic Traveler
  • Best Kids’ Ski SchoolM - Ski & Snowboard with Kids
  • One of the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns - National Geographic
  • One of the Best Ski Holidays for 2014.15 - The Telegraph
  • Two of the Top 7 Summer Ski and Snowboard Camps, Momentum Ski Camps and Camp of Champions - Ski.Net.com
  • 5-Star Ski Resort - SnowData.com
  • Top Ski Resort Size - SnowData.com
  • Top Slope Offering and Run Variety - SnowData.com
  • Top Ski Lifts - SnowData.com
  • Top Snow Reliability - SnowData.com
  • Top Slope Preparation - SnowData.com
  • Top Orientation (Maps, Info, Signs) - SnowData.com
  • Top Cleanliness/Hygiene - SnowData.com
  • Top Eco-friendly Operation - SnowData.com
  • Top Staff Friendliness - SnowData.com
  • Top Restaurants/Ski Huts - SnowData.com
  • Top Après-Ski - SnowData.com
  • Top Accommodation Offering - SnowData.com
  • Top for Families - SnowData.com
  • Top for Beginners - SnowData.com
  • Top for Advanced Skiers/Freeriders - SnowData.com
  • Top Snow Park Offering - SnowData.com
  • Senior Friendly Resort: Silver Award - SeniorsSkiing.com
  • The 50 Best Ski Resorts in North America - The Huffington Post
  • Power Smart Leader - BC Hydro
  • Top 10 World’s Best Ski Resorts - Skiresorts-test.com
  • Best All-Mountain Terrain in the West - OnTheSnow.com
  • Best Resort 2014 - Northwest Meetings + Events Magazine
  • 5-Star Ski Resort Test Winner 2014 - Skiresort.info
  • ECO Award at the World Snow Awards 2014 - The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show (London)
  • Top 5 Spots to Snowboard in the World - Travel Channel
  • 25 Places in Canada You Have to Visit Before You Die - Notable
  • Top 5 Après Hot Spots - OutsideOnline.com
PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has the longest unsupported span between two cable car towers, at 3.024km (1.879miles). The cable car system connects two adjacent mountain ranges - the Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

  • Longest unsupported span in the world: 3.024 km/1.88 miles
  • Highest lift of its kind in the world: 436 m/1,427 ft above the valley floor
  • World’s longest continuous lift system: Connecting 2 high speed chair lifts and 1 gondola.

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