Whistler Blackcomb


Whistler, British Columbia
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Type: Lift-serviced / Resort

Posted by: Matt S on July 28, 2011
 

Description

 
With 410 inches of average annual snowfall over an expansive 8,171 acres of terrain, this massive ski area has tons to offer to visitors of all skill levels. Whistler Blackcomb has trails spanning over the mountains that make up its name.

Whistler Mountain has a summit elevation of 7,160 feet and a vertical of nearly a mile at 5,020 feet. It boasts over 100 trails rated 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, and 25% advanced. 19 lifts provide access to the 4,757 acres of skiable terrain at an uphill capacity of 34,345 people per hour.

Blackcomb Mountain has a summit elevation of 7,494 feet and boasts a vertical mile, 5,280 feet. Over 100 trails span over 3,414 acres of skiable terrain that is rated 15% beginner, 55% intermediate, and 30% advanced. 17 lifts service the mountain at an uphill capacity of 31,162 people per hour. The longest run on each mountain is 7 miles long.

Activities
Skiing (Downhill), Snowboarding

Website
whistlerblackcomb.com

 

Reviews of Whistler Blackcomb

 

Ballard Drinking Team   Tourist
March 5, 2012
  
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this is the closest place to heaven on earth. i've been a pseudo local now for about 10 years and while it's fun to hit other mountains, no one in north america can compete with the terrain or the diversity of the village.

the biggest downside is the crowds - wb has become very effective at promoting the mountain to all sorts of groups and has a week or weekend for just about everything.

get up early and hit fresh tracks for $20. breakfast and first lifts - best deal in town

other downside is cost. shop at iga instead of going out and "the question" always has coupons on the back page for discounts at the market
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