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Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

The Whistler Blackcomb resort is situated in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. When you book a skiing vacation at this resort Whistler hotels, lodgings or Condos, lift tickets, rentals if you don't own your skis or snowboard and tuition at the skiing school. Whistler have a number of different types of accommodation for you to choose from, including their all inclusive deals. If you are pretty flexible about when you visit and where you stay there are some last minute hotel deals that are well worth checking out, alternatively you can choose your accommodation by area or by type, including luxury hotels, condos and town homes.

Depending on where you are travelling from you can reach Whistler by air, road or train. The resort has over 8,000 acres of terrain, terrain parks and other skiable areas. There are two hundred marked trails that range from beginning skiers through to advanced skiers.

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The Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have different opening times although they both tend ot open towards the end of November skiing at the Whistler only runs through to February whereas winter activities at the Blackcomb go on to May, weather permitting.

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If you're keen on skiing and you also like to experience some luxury during your stay then the Fairmont is for you. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is situated in the province of British Columbia in Canada and is regarded by many as the world's best ski resort. Situated at the base of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains The Fairmont Chateau is an enormous lodge, more like a castle than anything else. The skiing in the resort offers some of the best skiing in North America . The lodge is known for a high degree of luxury so the large rooms are very expensive but guests enjoy the great comfort and service that they receive during their stay.

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Great accommodation and wonderful skiing makes this a favorite spot for those who can afford it. The area has an average snowfall of 914 centimetres and a sizable area of almost three thousand hectares and two hundred runs. There are no expert ski runs in this resort but thirty percent are advanced, fifteen percent for beginners and fifty five percent for intermediates, so there is skiing to suit most people – if you're a beginner then you will be glad of the extra luxury at the end of your skiing.

The resort has 33 ski lifts and if you are feeling like a bit more adventure then why not try the heli-skiing that the resort offers. While you are at the resort you can eat in the Wildflower restaurant or take some relaxation in the Mallard lounge. At the end of a day's skiing you can soothe your aching muscles in the lodge spa. Outside of the skiing season guests who stay at the lodge can amuse themselves at the eighteen hole golf course.

 

Rikki MacCuish: The big papa of BC ski resorts

It's hard to compare other ski resorts to Whistler. Whistler is huge for both on-piste and backcountry. Regardless you'll find more than enough terrain to keep you busy and Whistler gets lots of snow. It's not as light as snow in the Interior but its deep and you can get good powder up higher. I went before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were there and before the Peak 2 Peak Gondola was installed but have heard both great, and unnerving things about that lift. Accommodation, and well everything, in Whistler is pricey but it's an easy drive or bus ride from Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). I've read other good and bad reviews of the resort and it's understandable as it's a very popular, busy resort.

There seems to be an interesting mix of both hardcore skiers and snowboarders and those there for the hype the resort and village has created. Queues can be long and the slopes can be fairly busy. The terrain parks look awesome, even though I didn't try them. The glades in Symphony and Seventh Heaven were amazing, with fresh, lighter snow and after a big dump you'll find on-piste runs that don't get groomed and are fun to play on if you can get fresh tracks. The après ski and nightlife in Whistler is very fun, with live music and DJ's spinning every night in the busy season. There are lots of restaurants and accommodations to choose from as well, many right off either Whistler Mountain or Blackcomb. If you're looking for untouched terrain and you're not into big backcountry I wouldn't put Whistler on the top of your list, but it's a must do if this is your only BC ski trip, just for the sheer experience of being in a ski "city" so to speak.

 
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