Whistler Blackcomb – British Columbia, Canada 

Whistler Blackcomb - Ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb - Ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. By many measures it is the largest ski resort in North America, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin. Whistler Blackcomb also features the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for moving between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains at the top; Peak 2 Peak holds records for the highest and longest unsupported cable car span in the world.

Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler offers countless fun activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and is home to numerous renowned ski lodges that are guaranteed to provide you with the experience you are looking for. With all of this capacity, Whistler Blackcomb is also often the most-visited ski resort, often besting 2 million visitors a year.

Whistler was originally conceived as part of a bid to win the 1968 Winter

Whistler Village - Suites exterior

Whistler Village - Suites exterior

Olympics, but a series of events led to the bids being withdrawn or losing to other cities. Construction of the resort started in spite of this, and the resort first opened for business in February 1966. The resort expanded extensively in the 1980s and 90s, becoming the centrepiece of a renewed bid on the part of nearby Vancouver. Vancouver/Whistler was selected as the winning bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics in July 2003. Whistler Blackcomb hosted the

Whistler Village - At night

Whistler Village - At night

alpine skiing events, including the men’s and women’s Olympic and Paralympic alpine skiing disciplines of downhill, Super-G, giant slalom, super combined and slalom. The Dave Murray downhill course towards Whistler Creekside finally hosted an Olympic downhill event, 50 years after it was originally surveyed for this purpose.

Whistler and Blackcomb were originally separate resorts, until they merged in 1997. Intrawest,

Whistler Blackcomb Resort

Whistler Blackcomb Resort

the BC real estate firm that developed Blackcomb, purchased Whistler and merged the two operations.

Whistler Village is widely recognized for its livable design. There are a lot of restaurants, spas, shopping and entertainment ranging from five-star luxurious to comfortably economical. The resort has 115 hotels, condos and bed & breakfasts, as well as many apartments, self-cater lodges and motels. Some accommodations offer ski- in/ski-out access. A free shuttle service operates between Village North, Whistler Village and the Upper Village.



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