Ski holidays in Whistler

Situated amidst the spectacular west coast mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is the number one ski resort in North America- and it's not hard to see why it is the venue for the 2010 winter oylmpics. With the largest high-speed lift system and greatest vertical rise, combined with the assured superb snow conditions from November through to May, Whistler has all the ingredients for the ideal ski holiday.

The award-winning pedestrianised resort centre offers a superb selection of stylish shops, great bars and clubs and a large variety of restaurants.Whistler's ski area is extremely well-designed and seamlessly linked by an impressive high-speed lift system where queuing is virtually unheard of! The fantastic variety of ski terrain lies across two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb and has plenty to offer for all abilities. The majority of slopes are just below the tree line with plenty of perfectly groomed, cruising runs leading right into the heart of this outstanding resort.

As one would expect from this top class resort, Whistler's ski school is ranked as one of the best in the world and is totally committed to helping you achieve the best results. The well-groomed nursery slopes are ideal for learning the basics and in no time, you will have gained the confidence to enjoy some of the beautiful scenic runs which meander gently down the mountain right back to the village. With over 200 runs covering Whistler and Blackcomb mountains - this resort is the intermediate skiers dream! From perfectly groomed pistes to long spectacularly scenic cruising runs, Whistler has it all!

Advanced skiers will love the challenge of the big bowls, especially in fresh powder, not to mention the testing moguls, steeps and couloirs. Definitely not to be missed, is the ‘First Tracks' breakfast, where for a small charge you can experience a mountain-top, early breakfast and a chance to ski the powder before anyone else!

RESORT ACTIVITIES

  • Snow Mobiling
  • Zip Trek
  • Heli Skiing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Dog Sledding
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Sleigh rides

APRES SKI BARS AND RESTAURANTS

  • Dubh Linn Gate
  • Longhorn Saloon
  • Merlin's
  • Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar
  • Splitz Grill
  • Bearfoot Bistro
  • Rimrock Café
  • Monk's Grill
  • The Wild Flower

PISTE RATINGS

Beginners: 4
Intermediates: 5
Advanced: 5

TYPE OF RUNS

Blue: 42
Red: 116
Black: 58

RESORT / SKI FACTS

Village Height: 675m
Highest Lift: 2284m
Total Lifts: 33 
Total km of piste: 216km
Longest run: 11km
Direction of slopes: N,SW,W,NW
Artificial snow: 565 acres 
Mountain restaurants: 13
Photo for lift pass: No

SKI PACKS

  6 days Extra day
Ski hire: £56 £9
Ski and boot hire: £75 £13 
Ski Hire (Superior): £66 £11
Ski and boot hire (Superior): £94 £16
Snowboard and boot hire £75 £13

N.B. All of the above prices are approximate.

TUITION

Adult Ski Tuition
3 days x 4 hrs (starts Friday) £169
4 days x 4 hrs (starts Monday) £169

Ski Camps for children
Mon-Fri 0830 - 1500 £245

N.B. All of the above prices are approximate.

LIFT PASSES

  6 days  Extra day
Early/Late:
25 Nov - 25 Dec, 27 Mar - 24 Apr
£165 £23
Low:
02 Jan - 31 Jan
£189 £27
Regular:
01 Feb - 26 Mar
£199 £28
High:
26 Dec - 01 Jan
£209 £29

N.B. All of the above prices are approximate.

10% DISCOUNT IF YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR EQUIPMENT AND TUITION IN ADVANCE.


Accommodation for Whistler

Four Seasons Resort - 5 Star | Whistler - Canada

The Four Seasons in Whistler, is part of the prestigious Four Seasons group, and is a brand new hotel which opened in June 2004. It is situated a short walk or shuttle from the base of Blackcomb mountain and the hotel's ski concierge is able to provide care of your equipment at the base of the mountain.

Four Seasons Resort

Hilton Whistler Resort - 5 Star | Whistler - Canada

This prestigious Resort is ideally located in the heart of Whistler village, with both the Whistler and Blackcomb mountain gondolas right on the doorstep. After a day on the slopes of Whistler, relax in one of the fabulous Hilton guest rooms. Each room offers luxurious feather bedding, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryers, coffee- makers, two telephones and safes. Additionally, the Hilton suites, are equipped with kitchens, fireplaces, balconies, saunas.

Hilton Whistler Resort

Listel Whistler Hotel - 4 Star | Whistler - Canada

Offers excellent value for money and enjoys a prime location in Whistler Village, offering easy access to the Blackcomb and Whistler gondolas approximately 2 minutes' walk away. All the resort amenities are close by including the shopping and night life. The hotel boasts its own in-house restaurant for breakfast and dinner, the award-winning Bearfoot Bistro and Champagne Bar, one of Whistler's top restaurants, where we would recommend sampling the dinner menu at least once during your stay.

Listel Whistler Hotel

Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside - 4 Star | Whistler - Canada

This fabulous all-suite hotel is the closest you can get to both the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains - it is literally just a few steps to both gondolas and only a stone's throw from the heart of Whistler Village. This full-service hotel offers a world of luxury and elegance combined with the intimate atmosphere of an alpine lodge.

Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

The Fairmont Chateau - 5 Star | Whistler - Canada

Perfectly situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is one of the most prestigious places to stay to take full advantage of all that Whistler has to offer. This magnificent hotel is justifiably a member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World' group and boasts direct ski-in, ski-out access to Blackcomb Mountain. The heart of Whistler Village and the gondola of Whistler Mountain are just a short walk away.

The Fairmont Chateau

The Westin Resort & Spa - 5 Star | Whistler - Canada

The luxurious Westin Resort & Spa is ideally situated at the base of Whistler Mountain, adjacent to both the Blackcomb and Whistler gondolas and just a few steps from the heart of the village with its wide variety of restaurants, shops and galleries, plus a whole host of après-ski activities. The Westin Resort boasts 419 elegant self-catering suites, all with a fireplace, designer bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen and Westin's trademark ‘Heavenly bed', with down duvets.

The Westin Resort & Spa