Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
- Type: Hiking, Recreation, Skiing
- Time to Spend: More than Full Day
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In Whistler, this is the main event. Hordes of skiers and snowboarders flock to Whistler Blackcomb Mountain every year and for good reason — its slopes stretch across more than 8,100 acres of more than 200 trails, offer terrain to accommodate all skill levels and see an annual average snowfall around 40 feet. Stunt-lovers can practice tricks on the ramps and half pipes in any of the six terrain parks while less-experienced skiers can glide down one of the 7-mile-long trails that wind across the mountains, which are not as steep as the mountains' more challenging runs. Recent visitors praise the excellent views, pristine conditions and high-speed chairlifts this resort offers. Another draw? Thanks to Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb Mountain, skiers and snowboarders can traverse the slopes through the summer months as well.
But this resort isn't only for skiers and boarders. Other wintertime activities visitors can check out include snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice skating and ziplining. Meanwhile, summer visitors can tackle the mountainous terrain by biking, hiking and horseback riding, or try whitewater rafting or kayaking on the surrounding rapids, lakes and rivers. And be sure to wind down and relax after a day full of activity with an après ski drink. You'll find plenty of drink and food specials at the bars and restaurants around town. Some visitor favorites include Garibaldi Loft Co. Bar & Grill, Dubh Linn Gate Pub and Merlin's.
A crowd favorite year-round is riding the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The sky pod transports people in the air the nearly 3 miles between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the first of its kind to connect side-by-side mountains. Along the way you'll be able to admire 360-degree views of the snow-kissed peaks, sweeping valleys, sparkling lakes and the bustling Whistler village. "(Y)ou simply cannot miss the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola ride with access to all there is to do and see on Whistler Blackcomb," insisted one TripAdvisor user. "The views are spectacular in every direction."
Lift tickets for Whistler Blackcomb Mountain vary depending on the date and the number of days you'd like to ski. For more information, including ticketing prices for winter and summer activities and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, visit the resort's website.
Nearby Things To Do
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Whistler Art Galleries<0.5 miles away
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