Whistler Blackcomb ranked #1 Ski Resort in North America by the Wall Street Journal


Natural snowfall, high quality terrain, extensive lift access, and a lively Village experience earn Whistler Blackcomb the rating for the Best Ski Resort in North America.

Posted on November 29, 2023

Snowboarder Hits Deep Powder at Whistler Blackcomb
Noted for terrain quality, abundance of snow and après-ski scene, Whistler Blackcomb tops the charts as the Premier North American Ski Resort.

The distinctive recognition was unveiled in Wall Street Journal’s rankings of The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada for 2023-2024. Emerging as the top resort in North America, Whistler Blackcomb earned the coveted title of the Best Ski Resort in North America. This esteemed recognition is a testament to the resort's exceptional offerings and showcases to guests from around the world that Whistler Blackcomb is the destination for an unparalleled winter experience

An All-Around Exceptional Ski Experience 

The Wall Street Journal's data journalism team meticulously evaluated hundreds of ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada, using a comprehensive set of factors to identify the best overall ski experience among them. The criteria included ratings on average natural snowfall, total vertical drop, the mountain terrain, Village experiences and more. 

Top Factors That Set Whistler Blackcomb Apart 

Natural Snowfall - A Half-Century of Powder 

Whistler Blackcomb’s abundance of consistent natural snowfall sets the resort apart from competitors. The quality of natural snow conditions contributed to 50% of the resort’s overall score. Its position in the Coast Mountain Range results in consistently reliable snowfall for guests, averaging over 10 meters per year.  

Terrain Quality and Lifts - A Playground for All Skill Levels 

A significant 40% of the resort's score is attributed to its terrain and lifts. Whistler Blackcomb's vast and diverse landscapes offer a playground for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, ensuring there's something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts. As the largest ski resort in North America with 8,171 Skiable Acres and 36 lifts, guests have access to an abundance of world class terrain for every skill level. 

Après-Ski Scene - Unwind in Style 

The remaining 10% of the score is derived from visitor ratings of the après-ski scene. Whistler Blackcomb's lively and vibrant après-ski offerings, coupled with the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains, create an atmosphere where guests can unwind in style after an exhilarating day on the slopes. Whistler Village après is not to be missed, with live music venues, fun filled party happenings and dining that ranges from casual to upscale fine culinary experiences, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Whistler Blackcomb: The Winter Wonderland for All  

Beyond its top-tier rankings, Whistler Blackcomb stands out as an ideal destination for families and adventure travelers. The resort's commitment to providing a complete winter experience, is further exemplified with its recent accolade as the #1 ski resort in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler, solidifying its status as the ultimate winter getaway. 

Plan Your Winter Escape to Excellence 

As winter approaches, Whistler Blackcomb should be on your list as the best ski destination for the 2023/24 season and beyond. Immerse yourself in the magic of a resort that not only stands out on the charts but also promises an extraordinary skiing adventure through pristine powder, diverse terrain, and an unmatched après-ski scene. Book your winter escape now and experience the best North American ski resort firsthand!