THE BLACKCOMB ASCENT TRAILS

The Blackcomb Ascent Trails are three interconnected uphill hiking trails that meander through beautiful old growth coastal rain forest terrain from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. Upon completion, the trails will travel a total of 6.2 km with a total elevation gain of 1,200 metres.

Exclusives


"These trails have been designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of Blackcomb Mountain while offering an exhilarating uphill hike with the option to download using our lift system. This allows guests to maximize the health benefits of a continuous uphill climb while avoiding the pounding of downhill hiking."
- Arthur De Jong, Mountain Planning and Environmental Resource Manager at Whistler Blackcomb

HOURS OF OPERATION


Access the Blackcomb Ascent Trails during Blackcomb Gondola hours of operation for download. 

June 8 - 22: 10am - 5pm
June 22 - September 2 : 9:30am - 5pm

LITTLE BURN AND BIG BURN
Open June 8 – October 14*

HEART BURN
Open June 15 – October 14*
Hikers will need to complete all three Burns before the lifts close to access lifts for download.

*Dependent on weather and conditions

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Pricing


Blackcomb Ascent Midstation Download Only Ticket (All Ages) $15

  • Hike to the top of the BLACKCKOMB GONDOLA MIDSTATION (Big Burn) and download

Blackcomb Ascent 1-Day Trail Ticket (Adult) $40

  • Hike to the top of the BLACKCOMB GONDOLA MIDSTATION (Big Burn), hike or upload to the top of BLACKCOMB GONDOLA (Heart Burn) and download at your leisure.
  • Hike to the top of the BLACKCOMB GONDOLA MIDSTATION (Big Burn), hike or upload to the top of BLACKCOMB GONDOLA (Heart Burn), Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA and download the WHISTLER VILLAGE GONDOLA.

Blackcomb Ascent Trails Lift Tickets must be purchased in advance at Guest Services. Tickets are not available to purchase on mountain.

ACCESS IS FREE TO:

  • Summer 2019 360 Ticket & Passholders
  • Winter 2019.20 Passholders
  • Summer 2019 Bike Park Passholders

TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS


Hike from the valley bottom to the alpine on Blackcomb Mountain using three inter-connected uphill trails that ascend through old growth coastal rainforest. In total, the trails gain 1,200 metres over 6.2km. Once at the top, you can choose to continue your adventure along our alpine hiking trails or download back to the base using our lift system.

LITTLE BURN
Length: 0.8km (0.5mi); 30 minutes
Elevation Change: 74m (243ft)
The first portion of the Ascent Trails meanders between ski runs up to Base 2 of Blackcomb as a mellow start to the adventure.

BIG BURN
Length: 2.2km (1.4mi); 75 minutes
Elevation Change: 494m (1621ft)
This second section of the Ascent Trails climbs to Blackcomb Gondola Midstation. From here, ticket options allow you to transfer to our lift system for upload or download.

HEART BURN
Length: 3.1km (1.9mi); 1 hour 45 minutes
Elevation Change: 607m (1991ft)
If your legs are able to continue, the last section of trail ascends to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb through impressive old growth forest and treats you to spectacular views close to the summit.

TIPS & SAFETY


TIPS FOR HIKING

  • Never hike alone.
  • Be prepared. Mountain weather changes frequently so carry extra clothing.
  • Observe all closures. Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the alpine ecosystem.
  • Treat all wildlife with caution. Do not feed or approach bears.
  • Carry water, a snack, sunscreen and a watch. Make note of the last ride down (5pm).
  • No hiking permitted in the Bike Park.
  • No fires, dogs or camping allowed.

PARENTS

Infants/toddlers can be taken on a chairlift (excluding PEAK CHAIR) if they are strapped securely to the parent’s body in a sling, snugly or front carrier. Backpack carriers are not permitted.

CAUTION

Due to fire and environmental concerns, smoking is not permitted anywhere on Whistler Blackcomb property.

BEARS

The slopes of Whistler Blackcomb provide the perfect environment for black bears.

  • If you see a bear, do not approach him/her. Give the bear time to get away or if he/she approaches, back away slowly.
  • While hiking, make a noise occasionally or wear a bell to help prevent surprising an animal.
  • Never litter, even biodegradable items such as fruit peels. It only attracts bears and gets them into trouble. These days, bears need our respect and support more than ever, so we can share the mountains with them for generations to come.

Need assistance?

Hours
Feb 24 - Apr 22 7:30am - 5:30pm
Apr 23 - Through Summer 8:30am - 5:30pm

1-800-766-0449      604-967-8950 (LOCAL)
wbreservations@vailresorts.com 

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