The Perfect Whistler Experience

The perfect Whistler experience starts with the fact that you have chosen Whistler as your luxury vacation destination. That you are on the doorstep of one of the world’s truly great mountain ranges—a massive, glacier clad landscape that receives over 400 inches of snowfall annually, courtesy of well-timed storms that roll in from the Pacific.

At Whistler, resort builders have worked with nature to create one of the most vibrant, engaging, and diverse mountain communities anywhere in the world. A place that always feels genuine, yet exclusive – exclusive in the best sense of the word, where daily activities transform into life-changing experiences.

Your mountain adventure begins with private helicopter or limousine service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) directly to Whistler. By air, you will see the tremendous panorama of Coast Range peaks rolling off to the horizon. By road, your limousine will hug the shoreline of Howe Sound – a stunning fjord-like finger of ocean – until the four-lane highway begin its trek into the mountains and the sanctuary of Whistler resort.

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Whistler’s visitor-friendly pedestrian village is the focal point for lift access to the mountains, ski runs, dining, activities, shopping, spas and offers accommodation from the world’s renowned hotel brands – Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton and Westin – along with intimate, privately operated boutique hotels and lodges such as Nita Lake Lodge and First Tracks Lodge. Every need is catered to – ski valet service, ski and snowboard rentals and tuning, high-end concierge service, and in-hotel shopping, spas, and restaurants.

Outside the door, a vast lift network accesses close to 300 runs and a vertical mile of skiing and snowboarding. The massive scale provided by Whistler Blackcomb’s bowls, trees runs, and trails make hiring a guide a great idea. And you know you’re in for a special, exclusive experience when you sign up to Ski or Ride with an Olympian. As the Official Alpine Skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Olympians like skiers Julia Murray, Rob Boyd and snowboarder Mercedes Nicoll know every run like the back of their gloved hand. Feeling confident and ready for more? Whistler Heli-Skiing can turn your dream powder runs into reality.
Reliably deep powder snow, sunshine, and hundreds of terrain options mean that you’ll soon be starved for delicious, nutritious lunch time meal to re-charge for the rest of the day. Or, maybe you’re going to want to call it an early day, head back to your hotel for massage and spa treatment,

If relaxing in warm, soothing waters even crosses your mind make sure you visit the Scandinave Spa.

The perfect Whistler day might also include a helicopter flightseeing tour, the most exhilarating zip-line in the world, snowmobile tours (even at night, with fondue dinner) or careening through the corners on a bobsleigh or skeleton (not likely what you’re thinking!) at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

And it ends with a combination of après-ski drink, a sumptuous or casual meal at any one of Whistler’s 150+ restaurants, and a night on the town, dancing and partying until either your legs, your voice, or your enthusiasm give out.

Because next day, you’re going to want to do it all over again.

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