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Whistler Blackcomb

Our Choices define us

 

Whistler Blackcomb offers more choice than nearly any other mountain destination in the world.
Ski all day then indulge in luxury at night, this is the home of endless possibilities.
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Activities and Events

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy Whistler and its surrounding mountains from a different point of view.

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Whistler Tasting Tour

Indulge in decadence as you eat your way through Whistler.

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Umbrella Bar

Enjoy a cocktail at the umbrella bar located next to the Roundhouse Lodge as you can take in the Whistler alpine.

Fondue Snowcat Tour

Experience the serene alpine and snowcat accessed fondue.

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Scandinave Spa

Bathe in luxury at this Nordic inspires day spa located just outside of Whistler village surrounded by serene nature.

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WHEN IS 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.

Whistler Blackcomb

Mid-November to Late December

If your idea of the perfect vacation includes smaller crowds both on the mountains and in our stunning resort village, abundant availability of superb accommodations, and reliable snowfall (averaging 2.4 meters or about 8 feet in November alone), then the Early Season may be your ideal time to visit.

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

No wonder so many people have made Whistler Blackcomb an annual holiday tradition for generations. The vast collection of restaurants, bistros, and shops in our stunning resort village exude an atmosphere that is pure holiday magic, while on and around the mountains, wonderful outdoor activities and inspiring holiday events deliver the promise of an unforgettable experience.

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.
Whistler Blackcomb

Early to Late January

If you’re looking to take advantage of everything Whistler Blackcomb has to offer, January is when it really gets started. With 8,171 acres of stunning skiable terrain (including the most groomed runs in North America) all accessed by one of the largest networks of high-speed chairlifts in the world, the mountains are yours for the taking. Afterwards, head down to your choice of luxurious slopeside accommodation before strolling into the pedestrian-only village for an evening to remember.

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’.
Whistler Blackcomb

February to Late March

With the longer days of February and March, Whistler Blackcomb delivers a menu of winter adventure that can’t be matched. Make a day of it on the most groomed ski terrain in North America, then take advantage of the extended daylight to try something new like snowshoeing, ziplining, snowmobiling, and even heli skiing. Or soak up the ultimate in relaxation at a mountainside spa before a pre-dinner stroll through our fabulous pedestrian-only resort village.

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.
Whistler Blackcomb

April to May

The longer, warmer days of spring don’t get any better than this. The 200+ shops in our pedestrian-only Village are teeming with all the stuff you’ve just got to have. After some sun-soaked runs on the mountains, indulge in the unique relaxing treatments at the Scandinave Spa, take in a world of culture at the Audain Art Museum, or sample our most fabulous restaurants on a Whistler Tasting Tour.

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.
This once in a lifetime experienced is not to be missed. Enjoy world class untracked powder accessed by state of the art helicopters deep in the backcountry.
Indulge at either of our on-mountain fine dining locations be it Christine’s on Blackcomb or Steeps on Whistler.
Discover a whole other world beyond the resort with one of our private Extremely Canadian guides.