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The stats say it all; two mountains, over 8,100 skiable terrain, one vertical mile, more than 200 trails, three glaciers, 38 lifts, twelve alpine bowls and the most accessible backcountry in North America.
Whistler Blackcomb lift expansion includes the new Whistler Mountain Harmony 6 Express, a High-Speed Six-Pack Chairlift and the new Crystal Ridge Express, a High-Speed Quad Chairlift in Blackcomb Mountain's Crystal Zone.
Dave Brownlie, President and Chief Executive Officer at Whistler Blackcomb: "This lift expansion clearly demonstrates our commitment to continuously enhance the skiing and riding experience on both mountains. Each zone the new lifts will service are unique and much-loved by Whistler locals and destination guests alike. The capital we are investing to enhance our already amazing experiences will make Whistler Blackcomb even better."
Whistler Blackcomb, consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, attracts over two million visitors annually. The resort receives an average of ten meters (33 feet) of snow per year and being only 40 kilometers inland from the Pacific Ocean, also enjoys moderate temperatures.
The choices of where and what to ski/ride on Whistler Blackcomb Mountains from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. In 2006, the Symphony Express (a $9.5 million chairlift) opened making accessible 1,000 acres of spectacular, high alpine terrain in the Symphony Amphitheatre on Whistler Mountain. Whistler Blackcomb also features the Peak to Peak Gondola which is a must see attraction if you are coming to Whistler Canada resort.
If thrill-seeking is more your style, than you'll love the Coca-Cola Tube Park located at Base II on Blackcomb Mountain. There's no skill or equipment required - just a sense of adventure and a desire for excitement.
While most people travel to Whistler with either skiing or riding in mind, there are a number of other activities to complement days on the mountain. These are activities, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy and include snowshoeing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, dog sledding.
Or perhaps you may want to take advantage of the free daily Avalanche Awareness tours offered on Blackcomb Mountain. These popular tours cover terrain evaluation, avalanche safety equipment and rescue techniques and the avalanche procedures that Whistler Blackcomb uses to keep people safe inside the ski area boundary.
Whistler BC, Canada - it's the place to be this winter. Make sure you're here!