Whistler Local Guide

When you’re standing at the resort’s base looking up at the peaks, Whistler Mountain is on the right, and Blackcomb is on the left. This huge amount of terrain — 3,300 astounding hectares (8,100 acres) — means unbeatable diversity, from beginners to experts.

Most visitors to Whistler will find themselves in Whistler Village, the quaint, pedestrian-only neighborhood at the base of the mountains is where you’ll find hotels, restaurants, and shopping congregated. The Village has earned praise from everyone from architects to ski magazines and it’s easy to see why. With gondolas and lifts just steps from most hotel rooms, there are plenty of places to grab a bite, indulge in a spa treatment, or enjoy some Apres.


In 2008, traversing between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains changed forever with the opening of the record-setting Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Stretching 4.4 kilometres (2.73 miles) from Whistler to Blackcomb, the gondola delivers you to a new snow-capped peak in just 11 minutes. It also boasts the world’s longest unsupported span, and at 436 metres (0.3 miles) above the valley floor, it is the highest lift of its kind.

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Loving all you are learning about Whistler? Stay tuned for part two of our Whistler Local Guide, coming soon to the blog.


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