Come for the skiing, stay for the sophistication. Whether for a week or an entire winter, Whistler’s big mountains and buzzing cobbled village deliver all the service, style and excitement you deserve.

What’s important to you? Glorious days of skiing and snowboarding in big, beautiful mountains covered in quality snow—and lots of it? More terrain, more lifts and runs than you could possibly cover in a week (or maybe a month)? A season that runs from November through May, with a generous side of action thanks to a vibrant pedestrian village? Maybe even a strong US dollar exchange rate that means your money goes further, and no vaccination or testing required for entry? Voila, Whistler—the ultimate stress-free choice for sophisticated adventurers in search of the finest.

Big mountains and unbeatable terrain

Two mountains, hundreds of runs, miles of off-piste powder. Not only is Whistler-Blackcomb the biggest resort in North America in terms of skiable terrain, its luxurious offerings will have you spoilt for choice. Go all out with extras such as a high-flying fully-guided day in the powder with Whistler Heli-Skiing, the ultimate big-mountain adventure. Or the Ski with an Olympian coaching clinic: Whistler attracts the best skiers and boarders in the world and this unique programme invites you to share both their expertise and thrilling stories. Whatever you’re looking for to reach your next-level mountain experience, Whistler has it.

Let your heart and your tips guide you. Whichever direction you head first, don’t miss a ride on the stunning PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Spanning the yawning distance, you’ll glide high above the earth between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, amidst 360-degree views of Whistler Village, snowy peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests, and perhaps then cruise the smooth seven-mile trail from Peak to Creek. 

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Guy Fattal

Credit: Tourism Whistler/Guy Fattal
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The finest culinary scene awaits on-mountain

With more than 200+ trails and loads of glorious powder, appetites can run high. Whistler’s favourite on-mountain restos are returning with fantastic new flavours. More than just burgers and fries, Whistler is the place to think international: tasty Japanese ramen, healthy fresh grains and greens bowls, fragrant Indian curry, Thai and Mexican-inspired dishes—all are on the exciting, re-envisioned menus at Glacier Creek, Rendezvous, and Roundhouse. Looking for more sophisticated menus and full-service feasts? Point your skis for panorama-rich Christine’s, where lunch is an event – from the moment you check your coat to a toast to the peaky panorama with a glass of bubbly, its fine cuisine is unforgettable. At Steeps, Canadian farm-to-table contemporary cuisine is elevated to art by awar-winning Vancouver celebrity chef David Hawksworth. (If he sounds familiar, perhaps you’ve been treated to his guest-cheffing at James Beard House in New York City, Sevva, in Hong Kong, and Cakebread Cellars in the Napa Valley.) Ensure you don’t miss quality table-time at Steeps and Christine’s by booking a reso in advance.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

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Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Each winter, better than the last

This season, you’ll find upgrades a-go-go on-mountain and off. The brand new high-speed eight-person Creekside Gondola lifts you swiftly up to a new high-speed six-person chair, Big Red Express. Zooming to the top has never been quicker nor easier. 

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Feel the village vibe 

Sleep in style at one of Whistler’s many lovely and luxurious hotels, a glittering roster that includes the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (with freshly revamped Gold Floors) and the esteemed Four Seasons (sample their naughty hot chocolate menu). Whichever cossetting base you choose, the Village is a walkable joy (no car needed, a relaxing bonus!). Dozens of enticing shops and galleries, a tantalizing range of award-winning restaurants, charming cafés and, well, some pretty legendary bars (après ski is very much a thing here – whether it’s oysters and bubbles at Araxi, beer and nachos at Garibaldi Lift Co, or an icy flight inside the chic Vodka Room at Bearfoot, it’s all to play for). Whistler’s culinary scene is rightly renowned worldwide and dinner is an event at what’s been labeled the most important restaurant opening in 10 years, Wild Blue, a triumph of Pacific Northwest cuisine. Also on all the must-dine lists is Il Caminetto for a touch of Italian, and the full-on fine French delights at Alta Bistro.

Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

A world of action, beyond the skiing 

Ski legs in need of a break? Rest and repair come in all shapes from ziplining, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, to Nordic skiing along miles of carefully groomed trails. Indulge in a postcard-worthy heli-sightseeing flight high above the snow-capped peaks, or—sometimes just what the doctor ordered—a diverting day of wellness and warm waters in the decadent pools and saunas of Scandinave Spa. Fancy a fondue with a difference? Travel by snowmobile or snowcat to a cozy high-mountain evening at the romantic Crystal Hut.

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Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

World-class arts & culture

Whistler’s vibrant arts-and-culture scene flourishes all winter with engaging exhibitions, the impressive Audain Art Museum, indigenous exploration at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, and back-to-back festivals and events. Among the exciting winter-long roster, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival and weekly Fire & Ice Show are firm favorites, featuring live music, DJs, and thrilling on-snow acrobatics.

Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Make this your winter to enjoy a sophisticated, luxurious, one-of-a-kind getaway to Whistler.

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