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Whistler Blackcomb

Our Choices define us

 

Whistler Blackcomb offers more choice than nearly any other mountain destination in the world.
It's why we attract people who are defined by action, people who choose to go all out.

Explore the Resort

 

Activities and Events

Fire & Ice

Watch world-class athletes flip and twist through a burning ring of fire.

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Sliding Center

Take a trip down the icy track with Bobsleigh and Skeleton programs.

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Dog Sledding

Let your dog team lead you through magnificent old growth forest on a truly Canadian experience.

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Ziptrek Eco Tours

Take a high flying trip with Ziptrek’s network of ziplines.

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Snowmobile Tours

Grab the throttle on a guided sled tour through the snow.

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Find the best time to come

 

With an almost 200-day ski and snowboard season, choosing the best time to visit Whistler Blackcomb in the winter can be difficult. Each part of our winter is different, providing unique experiences that leave you wanting to come back for more. Discover our seasons below for a glimpse into when to visit.

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Mid-November to Late December

How sweet it is! In the Early Season, you’ll find some of the season’s best lifts and lodging rates, amazingly abundant snowfall (averaging 2.4 meters or about 8 feet in November alone!), way fewer people vying for your piece of the mountain, and an awesome village vibe as you get closer to the holidays.

Early Season Details:

  • Value: High
  • Average Snowfall: 249 centimeters (98 inches) in November, 227 centimeters (89 inches) in December
  • Terrain Open: Mid-mountain piste with alpine terrain and ski-outs as snow falls
  • Featured Events: Opening Day celebration, Whistler Film Festival.

Insider Tips:

  • Whistler Mountain typically opens even earlier than planned, so be prepared at least a week or two out to get your first turns in.
  • GORE-TEX® products are best to keep you warm and dry all day long. It's especially important in the early season when we see a mixture of precipitation.
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Late December to Early January

If you’re looking for top-to-bottom winter adventure, January is when it really shifts into high gear. With 8,171 vast acres of stunning skiable terrain (the most in North America), including 200+ trails, powder-filled bowls, ancient glades and mile-long cruisers – all accessed by one of the largest networks of high-speed chairlifts in the world – this is the experience you’ve been looking for.

Holiday Season Details:

  • Value: Moderate
  • Average Snowfall: 227 centimeters (89 inches) in December
  • Terrain Open: All terrain
  • Featured Events: First Night New Years Celebration

Insider Tips:

  • Get up early to beat the crowds by being in line before the lifts open from the bottom.
  • Stay up high and move around the mountain as new lifts open up on the mountain.
  • Eat smart, breaking for lunch before 11:30 a.m. or after 1 p.m. to skip the crowds.
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Early to Late January

January is 8.171 acres of terrain, one of the largest networks of high-speed chairlifts and deep, plentiful snow combine forces—creating an unmatched experience for first-timers and seasoned shredders alike.

Deep Winter Details:

  • Value: Medium-High
  • Average Snowfall: 187 centimeters (74 inches) in January
  • Terrain Open: All terrain
  • Featured Events: WinterPRIDE, Samsung Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by GORE-TEX®

Insider Tips:

  • Skiing the week after the holidays is one of the quietest weeks of the season with the most terrain open.
  • Rent powder skis if you don’t have them ... you’ll need em’.
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February to Late March

The longer days of February and March bring out the best of Whistler Blackcomb. Where else can you board the longest and highest lift in the world, then set off down an 11 km run (that’s about 25 Empire State Buildings), before strapping yourself in for a hair-raising Ziptrek high wire adventure (or heli-skiing, snowmobiling, got sledding… well, you get the picture). When the day is done, buckle up for the legendary resort village that’s up for whatever you are.

Mid Season Details:

  • Value: Medium
  • Average Snowfall: 158 centimeters (62 inches) in February, 248 centimeters (98 inches) in March
  • Terrain Open: All terrain
  • Featured Events: Peak To Valley Race, Roxy Quiksilver Week
  • March is Considered "Powder Month" by locals, due to the abundance of snow seen on average.

Insider Tips:

  • Mid-week skiing will always be less crowded than weekends. Plan your trip by skiing at least Tuesday through Thursday.
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April to May

The longer, warmer days of spring don’t get any better than this. Who doesn’t love extended après on a sunny patio in the village, lighter crowds, and tons of amazing deals on accommodation, lift tickets and spring passes. For spring’s biggest celebration, you won’t want to miss the concerts, competitions, events and epic nightlife of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival.

Spring Skiing Details:

  • Value: High
  • Average Snowfall: 85 centimeters (33 inches) in April, 21 centimeters (8 inches) in May
  • Terrain Open: Typically only one mountain post World Ski & Snowboard Festival, with mid-mountain piste and limited alpine terrain only
  • Featured Events: World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Insider Tips:

  • Sunscreen. Multiple times a day.

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ON MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

There are plenty of ways to elevate your time on the snow.

Build your confidence and explore the mountains with a pro that matches your exact needs. Go one-on-one or make a group with up to four family or friends of similar ability.
The ultimate multi-day ski experience. Whether you want to develop your skills and expand your terrain, or you're just looking for an incredible vacation experience, The CAMP is for you.
These all women weekend camps will build confidence at any level of skiing. The camp includes two days with top female coaching, in a safe and motivating environment.
An essential first step to safe backcountry use in the winter, AST programs are based on curriculum established by the Canadian Avalanche Centre.