Whistler Blackcomb: North America’s Largest Ski Resort
The Whistler Blackcomb mountains have become a household name for being North America’s largest ski resort. Canada’s winter wonderland is made up of two mountains, bridged by the Whistler village which holds over 90 restaurants and bars and now the Peak2Peak Gondola as well. It’s no wonder Hollywood A-listers like Ashton Kutcher, Prince Charles and even David Beckham and his family enjoy spending their weekends and winters up on the Whistler slopes.
Whether you’re a seasoned winter sports fanatic hoping to drop in for a quick weekend getaway, or perhaps you’re a first-time learner planning an extended stay for some snow schooling, there are countless opportunities to do so throughout the year.
In the following article, WVH Management highlights everything you should know when planning a trip to the best ski resort in the world below.
The Best Time to Go Skiing in Whistler, BC
The Whistler Blackcomb 2019/20 winter ski season dates range from November 28, 2019 until May 25, 2020, but you may be wondering about the best time to go skiing in Whistler once the après ski atmosphere wraps up after the hectic Christmas holidays.
Traditionally speaking, Whistler experiences fresh snowfall from January all the way to March, making February the best time to visit for your next skip trip. Similarly, experts say February and early March make for the best skiing conditions.
With three glaciers, 37 lifts, 12 alpine bowls, 200 trails and over 3000 hectares of skiable terrain to explore, those looking for an extra enthralling visit may even wish to check out the Whistler Heli-Ski for 175,000 hectares of ski area. Those curious about heli-sking for the first time may wish to learn more about Whistler’s heli-ski packages by clicking here.
How Much Does it Cost to Go Skiing in Whistler?
Generally speaking, a one-day ticket purchased on the mountain will cost approximately $148CAD. However, you should always check the information listed on the official Whistler Blackcomb Mountains website for great ski deals throughout the year.
From lift tickets and equipment rentals, you could save great deals on fees by booking in advance online.
Best Deals & Promotions in Whistler
- Lift Tickets: You can get the best deal on lift tickets by booking online or by calling 1-888-403-4727 at least 7 days before your trip. To learn more or make a booking today, click here.
- New to skiing? No problem: There are great promotions on Whistler’s Snow School where you can learn from world-class instructors for all skiers.
PRO TIP: Not sure where your skiing level is at? Check out Whistler Snow School’s ability chart to discover which program is best suited for you.
- Ski Equipment Rentals: Did you know you can claim 20% off ski and snowboard rental equipment for your winter vacation by booking online? Currently, Whistler is offering rental deals on various ski equipment brands like Volkl, Atomic, Blizzard, Rossignol and Salomon.
To learn more about great deals and activities you should check out in Whistler, be sure to visit our blog for more information.Tips for Planning Your Ski Trip to Whistler
- Make all bookings in advance.
As mentioned above, booking ski lift tickets and ski equipment rentals ahead of time are highly advised. Not only will you save money by doing so, you will be able to schedule in meals and other activities for your trip more comfortable.
- Dress accordingly — and pack extra layers.
You never want to be caught underdressed in Whistler as the weather can get relatively cold in the wintertime. Luckily, you could always visit any of the clothing stores in Whistler village in the case of a fashion emergency.
Be sure to check the weather reports for the dates you’ll be in town so you can make room in your luggage for additional layers if needed.
- Make sure your ski boots fit properly!
First-time skiers may not be aware of how important it is to have proper fitting boots. To ensure you have a pleasant skiing experience, make sure you get your boots fitted ahead of time.
If you need guidance with boot rentals and shoe fitting, you may wish to visit the ski and outdoor shops in Whistler village to inquire for further assistance.
WVH Management is Here to Help
Whistler Vacation Homes Management thrives when it comes to helping you planning an unforgettable winter vacation in Whistler. Over 3 million memories are made on the Whistler Mountain each year — we highly look forward to being a part of yours.