Everything about Whistler – The largest Skiing Resort in Northern America
Whistler is a small town sits at the northern edge of Vancouver city in British Columbia, Canada. It is mainly recognized by the Whistler Blackcomb which is the largest skiing resort in the entire northern America. This small town is in the majestic Coast Mountains of the Pacific Ranges; Whistler’s endless terrain, bustling village, and Olympic history have earned it a title as an international hot spot for skiers and snowboarders. Receiving over four hundred and sixty-two inches of annual snowfall, Whistler delivers a deep snowpack and a long session that typically starts around Thanksgiving and runs well until May.
Whistler is home to by far the largest North American skiing resort with over eight thousand kilometers of terrain spanning in two mountains; Whistler Mountain and Whistler Blackcomb. However, most of the terrain is intermediate and expert level, beginners and kids can also enjoy the skiing experience at the lower terrain of the mountains. Families can enjoy the extensive list of family-friendly activities including snow tubing, ice skating, and region’s renowned sleigh rides. From serene to extreme, Whistler has plenty to do activities.
Another reason Whistler is quite popular is due to the proximity to Vancouver International Airport (YVR); from the airport, the two-hour drive is one of the famous scenic sky-highway which offers incredible views of the rainforest, volcanic peaks, and the Pacific Ocean.
The record-breaking peak to peak Gondola-lift transport skiers between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain for the easy access to the total four terrains and three glaciers. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a luge down the track in the Whistler Olympic Park where you can reach speeds up to twenty-five miles per hour.
Charms of Whistler Village:
Whistler’s European style village offers an abundance of eateries, spas, cafes, and boutiques stores. When the lift stops running, kick-off the evening with tasty food and famous drinks at the slope-side bars; Whistler’s culinary offers one of a kind dining experiences. Late night roaming will give the visitors a chance to enjoy the plenty of live music options. There are also quite stunning lodging options throughout this region for both luxury and economy budget. Take your pick from ski-in-ski-out access.
What Not to Miss in Whistler?
- Alexander Falls: it is one of the most scenic waterfalls, that you shouldn’t miss while in the town of Whistler. It is one hundred and forty-one feet tall with forty feet of width situated on the access highway to Callaghan Lake Provincial Park.
- Whistler Olympic Park: Located in the western wing of Whistler town, this Olympic Park is home to the yearly Olympic Games. As well as the visitors can enjoy the snow sports throughout the season with great facilities.
- Alta Lake: it is also known as the Summit Lake, sitting in the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Here, the breathtaking beautiful of crystal clear calm water is quite majestic to explore. The best time to explore Alta Lake is during the daylight.