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In Whistler, this is the main event. Hordes of skiers and snowboarders flock to Whistler Blackcomb every year and for good reason – its slopes stretch across more than 8,100 acres of 200-plus trails, offer terrain to accommodate all skill levels and see an annual average snowfall of around 40 feet. Stunt-lovers can practice tricks on the ramps and half pipes in any of the five 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.
But this resort isn't only for skiers and boarders. Other wintertime activities visitors can check out include snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and zip lining. Meanwhile, summer visitors can go biking and hiking or try whitewater rafting or canoeing 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.
Recent visitors praised 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. A crowd favorite year-round is riding the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The sky pod transports people in the air nearly 3 miles between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains' peaks, the first of its kind to connect side-by-side mountains.
Lift tickets for Whistler Blackcomb vary depending on the date and the number of days you'd like to ski. Prices for other activities vary as well. You'll find Whistler Blackcomb within walking distance of Whistler Village, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and the Audain Art Museum. Multiple buses also make stops near the resort's chairlifts. Learn more by visiting Whistler Blackcomb's website.
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