Mountain, Snow & Weather Statistics


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 1,170 centimetres (461 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.

Snowfall

Whistler Blackcomb is blessed with a historical average of 1,159 cm / 11.59 meters / 456 inches / 38 feet 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: 1,159 cm / 11.59 meters / 456 in / 38 feet
Snowfall Totals by Month and Season
  Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Total
2016-
2017
318cm
125in
183cm
72in
140cm
55in
162cm
64in
320cm
126in
137cm
54in
13cm
5in
1273cm
501in
2015-
2016
168cm
66in
338cm
133in
173cm
68in
206cm
81in
318cm
125in
31cm
12in
23cm
9in
1257cm
495in
2014-
2015
133cm
52in
166cm
65in
98cm
39in
79cm
31in
123cm
48in
69cm
27in
4cm
2in
672cm
265in
2013-
2014
112cm
44in
74cm
29in
123cm
48in
238cm
94in
270cm
106in
76cm
30in
12cm
5in
905cm
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
Snowfall Totals by Month
  Nov Dec Jan
2016-
2017
318cm
125in
183cm
72in
140cm
55in

  Feb Mar Apr May
2016-
2017
162cm
64in
320cm
126in
137cm
54in
13cm
5in

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

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Stats
  Combined Stats
Average
Snowfall
458 inches/38.2 feet
11.63 metres/1,163 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 69,939 skiers per hour
  Combined Stats
Average Snowfall 461 inches/38.4 feet
11.70 metres/1,170 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 69,939 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 36,148 skiers per hour 33,791 skiers per hour
Longest Run 11 km/7 miles Peak to Creek 11 km/7 miles Green Road down Easy Out
Mountain Restaurants 9 9
Snowmaking 315 acres/127 hectares 382 acres/156 hectares
Individual Mountain Stats
  Whistler Mountain
Vertical 1,530 metres
5,020 feet
Top Elevation 2,182 metres
7,160 feet
Skiable Terrain 4,757 acres
1,925 hectares
Terrain Type
(beg/int/adv)
20%/55%/25%
Trails 100+
Parks & Pipes 2 parks
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
Total Hourly Lift Capacity 36,148 skiers per hour
Longest Run 11 km/7 miles Peak to Creek
Mountain Restaurants 9
Snowmaking 315 acres/127 hectares

  Blackcomb Mountain
Vertical 1,609 metres
5,280 feet
Top Elevation 2,284 metres
7,494 feet
Skiable Terrain 3,414 acres
1,382 hectares
Terrain Type
(beg/int/adv)
15%/55%/30%
Trails 100+
Parks & Pipes 3 Parks, 1 Super Pipe, 1 Snow Cross Track
Total Number of 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 33,791 skiers per hour
Longest Run 11 km/7 miles Green Road down Easy Out
Mountain Restaurants 9
Snowmaking 382 acres/156 hectares