Ski and snowboard all day, every day. Snowshoe into a remote wilderness. Ride a snowmobile to a frozen mountain lake. Cross country ski on forest trails. Considered among the top ski resorts on any continent, legendary Whistler is about to become even more prominent as the site of the alpine and Nordic venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Two mountains, twelve gorgeous bowls, three glaciers and two hundred marked trails make up over 8,000 acres that have skiers and snowboarders from around the globe descending on these snowy peaks.
Few places in the world compare to Whistler when it comes to snowboarding. With the most diverse terrain in North America spread over two huge, side-by-side mountains, Whistler offers something for every level of rider, from total beginner to expert. Try out the terrain parks and half pipes. No matter what you like to ride, moguls, steeps, cruisers, or chutes you’ll get the big mountain experience at Whistler.
Whistler is also an outstanding venue for other winter activities, most notably snowshoeing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowmobile touring, ice climbing, guided heli – and cat -skiing and boarding. A sure highlight at Whistler is a ride on the peak to peak gondola. Offering unprecedented access to both mountains’ expansive and unique high alpine terrain, riders enjoy spectacular views during this 11 minute trip between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Whistler is two hour drive from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Scheduled bus services from Vancouver arrive in Whistler daily. The Whistler and Valley Express (WAVE) provides public bus service throughout Whistler. In anticipation of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games the highway to Whistler is currently under construction. Drivers should use caution through all work sites as traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.