Blackcomb Mountain Resort

Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb Skiing

Welcome to the ultimate guide to skiing at Whistler Blackcomb! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner hitting the slopes for the first time, Whistler Blackcomb offers an unparalleled skiing experience that will leave you breathless. In this comprehensive guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to make the most of your time on the mountain, from the best trails to insider tips on where to find the freshest powder. So grab your skis, bundle up, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

Introduction to Whistler Blackcomb

Situated in the breathtaking Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Whistler Blackcomb is North America's largest and most renowned ski resort. With over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, a vertical drop of more than 5,000 feet, and an average annual snowfall of over 30 feet, it's no wonder that skiers and snowboarders flock to Whistler Blackcomb from around the globe.


The Best Trails for Every Skill Level

Whether you're a beginner looking to conquer your first green run or an expert seeking the thrill of double black diamonds, Whistler Blackcomb has something for everyone. Here are some of the top trails to check out:

Beginner Trails
  • Big Easy: Perfect for beginners, this gentle slope offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Burnt Stew: A winding trail through picturesque alpine meadows, ideal for those new to skiing.
Intermediate Trails
  • Jolly Green Giant: Experience the perfect balance of challenge and fun on this intermediate trail.
  • Harmoney Ridge: Enjoy sweeping views and perfectly groomed terrain on this intermediate favourite.
Advanced Trails
  • Excitation: Test your skills on this challenging advanced trail with steep pitches and moguls.
  • Heavenly Basin: For the ultimate adrenaline rush, tackle the steep and narrow chutes.
 Beginner Trail Intermediate Trail Advanced Trail Expert Trail
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Blackcomb has a total of 276 runs.

The longest run is 11 kilometers long.



    • The base elevation of Blackcomb Mountain is approximately 2,214 feet (675 meters).
    • The summit elevation reaches approximately 7,494 feet (2,284 meters), offering a vertical drop of approximately 5,280 feet (1,609 meters).



    Chair Lifts Blackcomb
    • High-Speed Quad Chairlifts: 10
    • Fixed-Grip Quad Chairlifts: 2
    • Triple Chairlifts: 3
    • Double Chairlifts: 2
          Gondolas Blackcomb
          • Gondola Lifts: 8
          T-Bars Blackcomb
          • T-Bar: 2


          Insider Tips for Maximizing Your Experience

          Want to make the most of your time at Whistler Blackcomb? Follow these insider tips:

          • Arrive Early: Beat the crowds and enjoy fresh tracks by hitting the slopes early in the morning.
          • Explore Both Mountains: With two interconnected mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, be sure to explore both to discover a variety of terrain.
          • Try Night Skiing: Experience the magic of skiing under the stars with Whistler Blackcomb's night skiing offerings.


          Après-Ski and Dining Options

          After a thrilling day on the mountain, unwind and indulge in Whistler Blackcomb's vibrant après-ski (after-skiing) scene. From cozy pubs serving craft beer to fine dining restaurants offering gourmet cuisine, there's something for every palate.

          Don't miss:

          • Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill: Located at the base of Whistler Mountain, this lively spot is perfect for enjoying a post-ski beer and mingling with fellow skiers.
          • Bearfoot Bistro: Treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience at this award-winning restaurant known for its exquisite seafood and extensive wine list.



          In conclusion, skiing at Whistler Blackcomb is an experience like no other. With its vast terrain, breathtaking scenery, and world-class amenities, it's no wonder that it's consistently ranked as one of the top ski resorts in the world. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's something for everyone at Whistler Blackcomb. So pack your bags, book your trip, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget!

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