Ski Holidays in Whistler

Fully deserves its long-standing reputation as one of North America’s top resorts

  • Transfer time approx. 2 hour by shared coach
  • Over 200 marked runs 
  • Resort altitude of 2,184 metres

Rated again and again as North America’s best ski resort, Whistler truly has it all. Over 200 trails spread between two peaks (Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains) and linked by the famous Peak2Peak gondola, the resort has become the pride and joy of Canada’s Pacific North West. Whistler Blackcomb offers more choice than nearly any other mountain destination in the world, with a combination of adrenaline pumping descents and incredible scenery.

Skiing and snowboarding in Whistler 

The skiing and snowboarding are world class, and will suit all needs. There are plenty of easy blue and green slopes for those finding their feet, and even more options for those at a more intermediate level including the bowls and the extremely Canadian off-piste tours for those who fancy something a little more daring.

With over 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, it's impossible to get bored. During your stay, you'll have the chance to explore 16 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers and some world-class terrain parks. Whistler is also home to one of the longest and reliable winter seasons, so you're in for some great snow!

Awarded the best family ski resort award in 2023, Whistler is a great resort for families. There are lots of opportunities for little ones on the mountains, and Whistlers specially designed family zones include the amazing Whistler Kids Snow School, enchanted Tree Fort and Magic Castle - guaranteed to put smiles on everyone’s faces.

Where to stay in Whistler 

We have a mix of hotels and apartments on offer across Whistler all of which are located along pedestrian-friendly streets - You'll find that the resort itself is as beautiful as it is practical. 

Bars and restaurants in Whistler 

If you’re more suited for the après-ski, you can kick back in the mountain bars. Whistler offers a superb array of nightlife including top of the range restaurants and numerous bars with down to earth, welcoming après from the moment the lifts close until dinner time. Into the night, Whistler is host to a fantastic variety of clubs and bars for those who fancy a spot of dancing. 

What's included in an Inghams ski holiday to Whistler

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed and breakfast, half board, all inclusive or full board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Need more time?

Why not make the most of your time in Canada and add on a flexible Vancouver city break at the start or end of your Whistler holiday?

View all Whistler Ski Deals  Whistler Early Booking Offers

Added value

Early booking offers at selected hotels

$250 Whistler Dining Voucher when you book 10+ nights (Valid until 31 August 24 or until stocks last)

Save £100pp on your Whistler holiday when you add a 5+ day lift pass at time of booking (Book by 15 November 24) (Valid on bookings with Air Canada flights. New bookings only)

Ski hotels in Whistler

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Crystal Lodge, Village , Whistler Referred

A modern mountain lodge in a fantastic location - close to the shops and restaurants and a short two minute walk to the ski lifts for both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. One of Whistler's most popular properties for its friendly award winning service.

  • from£1199pp
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  • 186 Rooms
Blackcomb Suites Referred

The Blackcomb Springs Suites enjoys a quiet and wooded slopeside location with ski-in, ski-out access of Blackcomb Mountain. Choose from a range of spacious studios and larger suites, each with a fully equipped kitchen.

  • from£1349pp
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  • 287 Rooms
Hilton Whistler Winter Exteriorreferred

A convenient luxury hotel offering superb value for money with self-catering options available. Located adjacent to the gondola so you can almost roll out of bed onto the slopes in the morning. You are five minutes from the lifts for both Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. 

  • from£1419pp
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  • 519 Rooms
Fairmont Winter Exterior

This magnificent chateau-style hotel offers all the high standards and facilities you would expect from the world-renowned hospitality leaders. Step outside and you are already on the slopes with its convenient slope side position and fantastic ski-in ski-out access.

  • from£1161pp
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  • 205 Rooms
Deltareferred

Newly renovated, the Delta Whistler Village Suites offers high quality rooms and suites combined with the services and facilities of a full service hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Whistler Village.

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Listelhotelreferred

Listel Hotel is conveniently positioned in the centre of Whistler village, with all the amenities a short walk away. You will be close to the main lifts and local restaurants.

  • from£1087pp
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Aavareferred

Aava Whistler Hotel offers value for money and a great base for your mountain adventures. The hotel is right in the centre of Whistler and has easy access to ski lifts and snow activities.

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Hotel Pinnacle Whistler Outdoor Winter Pic.jpg

Hotel Pinnacle Whistler Village has the best of both worlds with a central location set back from Whistler's main street. You can enjoy your peaceful stay while being moments away from plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars. In the evening, enjoy the two great on-site restaurants and heated outdoor pool.

Ski & Snowboard
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginner skiing and snowboarding in Whistler

For those who have never skied or boarded before, Whistler is a fantastic place to start your adventure on the snow. With nearly 50 easy and gentle slopes across the resort, you have plenty of time to master that snowplough before moving on.

There are ski schools (both public and private) throughout the season for all ages, whether you want your children to experience the excitement of skiing for the first time, or you want to ski or board for the first time yourself!

Head up the Whistler Village Gondola or the Fitzsimmons Express to the Olympic Station, the easiest and calmest part of the mountain, made up of a majority of green slopes and marked slow zones. Perfect for building up your confidence on the slopes before heading on to more challenging runs.

Ski schools in Whistler 

Whether you want to boost your confidence, improve your technique or simply challenge yourself, there are a range of ski schools available in Whistler catering to all ages and skill levels. 

Beginners will have the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard with some of the best instructors in the industry and you'll also benefit from lift line priority so you can really maximise your learning time. 

For those of you with a little more experience under your belt, you can look into booking a speciality lesson with a guide, where you can either head to the snow park, try out some freestyle riding, racing or dominate those challenging steeps. 

Intermediate skiing and snowboarding in Whistler

Intermediate skiers are described as being able to ‘ski parallel’ and can tackle most blue runs with confidence. If that sounds like you, then you’ll be pleased to know that Whistler is a great resort for those who just like to take it easy on the slopes.

There are over 100 blue runs across the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains so intermediate skiers and boarders will be well within their comfort zone, and for those willing to push themselves a little further, lots of blue runs lead to the starts of short black diamond runs.

There are some fantastic options available for intermediates who want to go that extra step further too: specialty ski school for improving your technique, and for those feeling a bit more daring, heli-skiing/boarding isn’t just for the advanced experts!

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Whistler 

Due to its wild nature, Whistler is a haven for the more advanced skiers and boarders.

Enjoy over 50 black runs across the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and make the most of the backcountry and off-piste skiing, Whistler holds the record for the most ski and ride-able terrain out of all of the North American resorts.

Hop on to the Peak Express chairlift to make the most of the extreme runs and bowls that Whistler mountain has to offer, and stick within the marked areas for a bit of wild backcountry skiing and riding. There are also some great slopes and areas that can be accessed from the top of the 7th Heaven chair lift.

Heli-skiing/boarding is also another great way to make the most of your time in Whistler, especially for those with more advanced abilities to crave a little bit of deep, untouched power for a truly special day out!

Off piste, Freestyle and terrain parks in Whistler 

For the bravest skiers and boarders out there who love nothing more than to show off their skills on the mountain, there are some fantastic freestyle parks across the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, a variety of kickers, rails and boxes for an array of different abilities.

There is a real culture of freestyle skiing across the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains with lessons available to those who want to push their advanced skiing ability a little bit further.

Freestyle and terrain parks across Whistler and Blackcomb come in a ranking system of S, M, L and XL. S being the smallest, offers the best features for those getting started with freestyle, while XL is the largest and definitely not for the faint hearted.

Helmets and a high level of ability are mandatory in all parks.

If backflips and 360’s don’t really sound like your thing, you can always pause to watch the skiers and boarders show off their moves at the Fire and Ice Show: an eccentric show of music, dance, fire and skiing! Located at the Whistler Village plaza, this is an exhilarating stunt show that runs every Sunday during the peak season.

Cross country skiing and snowboarding in Whistler 

Having hosted the Nordic events for the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler now boasts over 130 kilometres of cross-country trails. More than 90 kilometres are available at Whistler Olympic Park and an additional 30 kilometres can be found at Lost Lake Park in the heart of the village.


Mountain facts
Area 8171 km
Resort Altitude 670m
Ski Alt. From 670m
Ski Alt. To 2284m
Runs 42 116 58
Longest run 11 Km
Run Information

Over 200 runs. Longest Run 11km. 20% Blue, 55% Red, 25% Black.

Lifts Chairlifts 18, Draglifts 15, Gondolas 4
Lift Times

08.30 - 15.00/15.30 - depending on time of season

Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Glaciers1
Cross Country Trails

Over 130 kilometres of cross-country trails. More than 90 kilometres are available at Whistler Olympic Park and an additional 30 kilometres can be found at Lost Lake Park in the heart of the village.

Nursery Slopesolympic chair/station on whistler mountain and magic chair area on blackcomb mountain
Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, S, W
Snowpark Info

5 snow parks

Things To Do

Things to do in Whistler

Restaurants, food and drink

Whistler is proud of its huge variety of restaurants and bars dotted throughout the village. From fine dining with views of the mountains at the Bearfoot Bistro, Alto Bistro and Hy’s Steakhouse, through to the smaller, cheap’n’cheerful lunches offered at the Thunderbird Café and La Cantina, there is a huge range of gastronomy on offer in Whistler.

While you're there you have to try Canada's famous Ice-wine. It's an up-and-coming dessert wine and is typical to the British Columbia region. Because it's made from frozen grapes, the final product is much more concentrated and sweeter. It can't be made in many places, so we'd suggest trying it while you're there! 

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

There are plenty of evening options for those looking to shake off their boots and get down on the dance floor after a long day of skiing. Try the après at Dusty’s Bar and BBQ at the base of the Creekside Gondola (can be accessed by the Lower Peak to Creek blue slope from the top of Whistler mountain). The original après ski bar that was built in Whistler in the 1970’s has undergone a huge refurbishment but still holds on to some of that mountain cabin charm.

For those looking for some late night dancing, there’s Garfinkel’s Night Club and Moe Joe’s, both venues host guest DJ’s and regular themed nights out into the small hours of the morning.

Shopping

Whistler is a great place to indulge in a bit of holiday shopping, offering a variety of different kinds of stores including those selling sports clothes and equipment (including The North Face and Salomon brand stores), fashion, luxury items and local crafts. There are also many gift shops around the village that offer authentic and traditional Canadian First Nations gifts.

Shopping trips to Vancouver are easily organised and a few days in the city is highly recommended. Why not stay a few nights before or after your Whistler trip - give us a call and we'll arrange everything for you.

Wellness and relaxation

With all of the sport and non-stop ‘go’ attitude around Whistler, sometimes you just need to kick back and relax.

Relax your aching muscles with various top-notch spas around the village - the famous Scandinave Spa in Whistler incorporates age-old Finnish traditions of soaking and soothing in hot climes, and plunging into cold water showers for a real sensory experience!

If yoga is more your thing, enjoy a spot of yoga in Yogacara Whistler, in the heart of the village. 

Arts, culture and events

In Whistler there is a wide selection of unique local art galleries, museums and collections including the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, built to preserve the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. The centre hosts a wide variety of educational events and experiences.

There is a huge array of cultural events and festivals happening in and around Whistler all year, including ‘Cornucopia Whistler, a celebration of food and drink produced locally in the British Columbia. The festival runs for 10 days in November.

There is also the world famous Pride and Ski festival in January, the biggest gay and lesbian ski festival there is! The festival runs for a week and is easily the most colourful festival that the season has to offer.

Finally, there is the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) in April, exclusive to Whistler, this festival celebrates snow sports, music and all around good times.

Whistler Resort Activities 

Zip Lining

Enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to fly over the BC treetops and see Whistler from a different angle with a Ziptrek or Superfly zip lining experience. Most tours start and can be easily arranged from the village centre.

Whistler Sliding Centre

Located above the village on the side of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Sliding Centre is a world-class bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track. You'll be able to slide like an Olympian with no prior experience, or explore the history and Olympic legacy on a sightseeing tour.

Snowshoeing

As everyone always says, if you can walk on your two feet, then you can snowshoe! Get away from the hustle and bustle of the village and ski slopes, and completely immerse yourself in nature.

Enjoy a guided tour that will follow the paths of the First Nations ancestors in Whistler and learn about the traditional uses of the forest bounties for survival in the harsh mountain climates, or go unguided and experience Whistler’s backcountry at your own pace.

Tubing

Enjoy a fun day out for all the family at the Whistler Blackcomb tube park that has 7 different lanes and over 1000ft of sliding fun!

There are suitable lanes for children as young as three years old (Mini-kids lane), as well as adults, and plenty of fun options for groups.

Wear your warm, waterproof clothing and after a day of tubing enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and other refreshments offered by the park.

Ice skating

A favourite Canadian past-time, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to ice skating in Whistler village.

Grab a pair of skates for a small fee and enjoy the Whistler Olympic Plaza ice rink during the winter months, for some outdoor ice skating (runs December-April), or enjoy the indoor facilities at the Meadow Park Sports Centre.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Category

Child

4 - 12 years

Adult

12+ years

Skis Blue £140 £190
Red - £257
Black £243 £290
Skis & boots Blue £167 £217
Red - £283
Black £358 £359

 

6 days Category

Child

4 - 12 years

Adult

12+ years

Snowboard & boots Red £283 £283
  Black £317 £317

Equipment information

Free equipment hire for children 12 and under until 1st Dec 2024. 

We are excited to be working with Black Tie Ski Rental, who give you the option to pick up your equipment in store or they will come to your hotel and do a fitting in the comfort of your room.

The team at Black Tie have expert knowledge and will contact you before you travel to take some important measurements to ensure you get the equipment you need. We will therefore require your contact details to pass on to them closer to your holiday.

Blue and red skis & boots come with standard boots, a 4-buckle boot with designed to fit and be comfortable for most people. Black skis & boots come with premium boots which means you have a wider selection of brands and models, including stiffer boots for more advance skiers, or wider or narrower fitting boots for wide/ narrow feet or calves. If you have booked standard boots, you can upgrade locally at a charge of approx. $10 per day.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Lift Passes Winter 2024/25

Lift Passes

Prices increase the closer you get to your departure date. Pre-book your lift passes early to secure the lowest prices.

Whistler Blackcomb Passes Child
5 - 12 years
Adult
13+ years
6 Day Restricted Area Pass £211 £418
6 Day Unrestricted Area Pass £249 £495
Epic Pass £424 £833

Lift pass information

  • Whistler Blackcomb Area Passes are flexible and you can use the days purchased (not necessarily consecutive) on any day during the season
  • For a full list of days and prices, please call our reservations team or continue via the online booking process
  • Children 0-4 ski for free, please make clear at time of booking with our Reservations agent and they will arrange directly with the supplier

Pass types: 

  • Restricted Pass - our cheapest pass but can't be used over peak dates*
  • Unrestricted Pass - enjoy skiing any time in the season including peak dates*
  • EPIC Pass - valid for unlimited access to skiing throughout the season including peak dates and is the best option for those wanting to ski 11 days or more

*Peak dates - if you wish to ski on the dates below, you will need to purchase an unrestricted pass

  • 26 Dec - 31 Dec 2024
  • 18 Jan 2025 
  • 15 Feb - 16 Feb 2025

All passes are non-refundable and no changes can be made after purchase. Lift passes must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Tuition

Tuition

Unfortunately we do not currently offer tuition in Whistler. If you are a beginner, we strongly advise you check availability directly with Whistler Ski School before booking.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Meet Your Rep

Inghams rep based in resort but no physical rep at the airport.

Your rep in resort is a local expert and works on behalf of Inghams to make sure you have an enjoyable holiday and everything runs smoothly. They aim to contact you within 24 hours of your arrival.

Transfers
To Depart from Day
Vancouver Heathrow Daily
Vancouver (via LHR) Regional airport* Daily

*flights via London Heathrow with choices of regional departure airport

  • (Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester)

Flying time

  • 9hrs 30mins direct

Transfer time

  • Approx. 2 hour by shared coach transfer

Transfers are operated by a local transportation provider. Private transfers are also available. Information for your transfer meeting point is included in your Welcome Pack. 

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Consistently voted ‘World’s No. 1 Resort’
  • Two incredible mountains in one resort
  • Inghams rep based in resort
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