Skiing & Snowboarding
Skier in powder, Whistler Blackcomb (Steve Rogers/Tourism Whistler photo)
US-based Skiing Magazine ranked Whistler Blackcomb the best North American ski resort for an unprecedented thirteen consecutive years.
With two mountains, three glaciers, more than 200 marked trails and an average annual snowfall of almost 12m/39ft, it's no surprise that Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine has named it Best Overseas Ski Resort every year from 2005 to 2011.
Olympics in Whistler
In February 2010, Whistler served as the official host mountain resort for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
More than 20 former Olympic and Paralympic athletes live in and around this community of just 10,000 permanent residents. Ross Rebagliati, winner of the first ever Olympic gold medal for snowboarding, honed his skills on these slopes.
Most Ski Terrain in North America
Together, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains offer more skiable terrain than any resort on the continent. With the opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, the two mountains now feature the longest continuous lift system on Earth.
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