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Ski holidays in Whistler

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

Rated again and again as North America’s best ski resort, Whistler 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.The resort boasts a mix of chalet-style apartments, inns, lodges and condo’s, and pedestrian-friendly streets, the whole place is as beautiful as it is practical and heaps of fun!

The skiing and snowboarding is 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.

If you’re more suited for the après-ski, you can kick back in the mountain bars. Whistler offers a superb array of night life including top of the range restaurants and numerous bars that are open serving champagne and nibbles 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. 

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

For beginners
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!
Inghams guests can book their skiing and boarding lessons along with their equipment rentals and lift pass for a fantastic price.

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.

For intermediates
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!

For advanced
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!

Freestyle and terrain parks
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.


Mountain Facts
  • Area 8171 km
  • Resort Altitude675m
  • Ski Alt. From675m
  • Ski Alt. To2284m
  • Runs
    42
    116
    58
  • Longest Run11 km
  • Run Information

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

  • Lifts , Chairlifts 18 , Draglifts 15 , Gondolas 4 , Magic Carpets 15
  • Lift Times

    08.00 - 15.00/15.30 - depending on time of season

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Local Pass Lifts37
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Glaciers1
  • Cross Country Trails

    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.

  • Nursery Slopesolympic chair/station on whistler mountain and magic chair area on blackcomb mountain
  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    stay within boundaries

  • Slope Direction,N,S,W
  • Snowpark Info

    5 snow parks,


Mountain Host

Free ski hosting with your local Ski Host

  • from£920pp
  • 158 rooms
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Comprising of two wings this friendly and welcoming hotel is one of Whistler's most popular properties. Situated in the heart of Whistler Village it is close to the shops and restaurants and a short walk to the ski lifts.

  • from£1179pp
  • 550 rooms
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This magnificent chateau-style hotel is a member of the prestigious Fairmont group. It lies in a ski-in and ski-out position at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain next to the ski lifts, just a few minutes walk from the main village.

  • from£1011pp
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Hotel Pinnacle is a grand and private retreat with a great location close to ski slopes and local amenities. This hotel offers a typical north american style of luxury, spaciousness and fairy-tale mountain setting. 

  • from£1100pp
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Nestled in a quieter location just a 5 minute walk to the village centre, shops and gondolas. The Tantalus Resort Lodge is traditionally styled and offers spacious suites and great facilities including a year round outdoor heated pool and hot tubs with fantastic views.

  • from£986pp
  • 115 rooms
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Nestled in the heart of the village, Whistler Peak Lodge offers spacious studios and apartments featuring all the amenities required for a great stay and is just a 5 minute walk to the gondolas.

  • from£1002pp
  • 98 rooms
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Located in the heart of Whistler village and close to all the outdoor activities and local restaurants, Hotel Listel is conveniently positioned in the centre of the resort with all the amenities a short walk away. Enjoy the famous Bearfoot Bistro with its champagne lounge and the Vodka ice bar room for the taste of world's finest Vodkas!

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The Hilton Whistler Resort is an elegant and convenient luxury hotel offering superb value for money. It's adjacent to the gondola so you can almost roll out of bed onto the slopes in the morning!

  • from£1093pp
  • 205 rooms
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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.

Special Offers

Things To Do

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 Cafe and La Cantina, there is a huge range of gastronomy on offer in Whistler.

Enjoy the best that Whistler has to offer with our Whistler Tasting Tour which starts at £65 per person and goes straight from après ski into the evening.

 

Whistler 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.

After a day of skiing and riding on the mountain, enjoy some 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 something a little crazier, 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.

Whistler tourism office offers a fantastic deal on bars and nightclubs with the ‘Whistler Club Crawl’- Make the most of the vibrant nightlife on a Saturday night as your group moves between two bars and three clubs. Tickets include three drinks, line priority and guest list access.

 

Whistler 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 Quicksilver, 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 Native American souvenirs.

 

Whistler spas and relaxation

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

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!

Relax your aching muscles with various other top-notch spas around the village, and enjoy a spot of yoga in the YAMA YOGA centre on the Main Street, and also enjoy the summer wellbeing festival of Whistler Wanderlust, a celebration of mindful living.

 

Whistler 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 is another 10 day festival that celebrates snow sports, music and all around the clock partying and good times.

 

 

Activity information

Dog sledding

Experience the thrill of being pulled by a pack of arctic sled dogs and the cold mountain air against your face while being led by experts through a secluded outback trail.

You can either opt for having an expert to command the sled for you while you remain seated, or you can ‘mush! Mush!’ your way through the trails yourself.

 

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 Native American ancestors in Whistler and learn about the traditional uses of the forest bounties for survival in the harsh mountain climates, or go unguided, an spend an hour in your snowshoes and enjoy a trip on the Peak2Peak gondola.

 

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.

 

Heli-skiing/boarding

Endless, untouched powder of the mountain glaciers and guided tours that are catered to your ability, for those more experienced skiers and boarders who love the thrill of off-piste and backcountry skiing, heli-skiing/boarding is an absolute must.

A helicopter will safely drop you off at the top of the mountain and from there your guide will lead you down some of the best and most exhilarating trails.
Weather permitting, the heli-skiing/boarding tours run from the start to the end of the ski season.

 

Heli-sightseeing and snowshoeing

Much alike Heli-assisted skiing and snowboarding, but at a much more relaxing pace!

Enjoy a quick tour of the mountains and see the peaks and valleys from a bird-eye point of view (15-45 minute helicopter tours available), or make the most of being able to reach points by helicopter by snowshoeing it across the glaciers and through the secluded areas of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

The tours run all year around but are highly dependent on weather conditions permitting.

 

Sleigh rides

If getting out of helicopters at the summit of mountains and dashing down near-vertical slopes doesn’t really sound like your thing, try a romantic and peaceful sleigh ride.

Pulled by two gentle giant Percheron horses, this tour will see you sitting warm, and comfortable while the snowy landscapes pass you by. Perfect for the Christmas seasons!

Throw in a Swiss-style fondue dinner at the end of the tour to bring the perfect end to this romantic day.

 

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 Extras

Ski Packs for 2019/20 season

The Lift pass rates for 2019/2020 (book by 31 August 2019) 

Whole area pass:

Days

Season

Senior 65yrs+ Adult 18-64yrs

Youth 13-17yrs

Child 7-12yrs
6 01 Nov - 06 Dec £337 £373 £319 £187
07 Dec - 20 Dec £381 £423 £359 £212
21 Dec - 05 Jan £476 £528 £451 £264
06 Jan - 16 Jan £407 £453 £385 £227
17 Jan - 20 Jan £418 £466 £396 £234
21 Jan - 31 Jan £407 £453 £385 £227
01 Feb - 08 Mar £454 £503 £429 £253
09 Mar - 29 Mar £418 £466 £396 £234
 30 Mar - 30 Apr £337 £373 £319 £187

Your lift pass can allow for a certain number of non-ski days and the following example grace periods:

  • 5-9 day passes have 1 grace day and can be used within a period of 6-10 days respectively
  • 10-14 day tickets have 2 grace days and can be used within a period of 12-16 days respectively

 

Ski and board rentals

Renting your skis and boards with Inghams has never been easier. You have the option of renting your equipment for either 6 or more days at a time, and all equipment will come suited to your needs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier/boarder.

It’s often recommended that you rent your skis and boards: you will save money on transporting your equipment overseas, you get to sample the latest technology, and if you consider yourself an occasional skier, it’s a chance to find out what your slope style is before committing to a pair of skis/board.

Equipment Description Days Blue Red Black
Adult Skis  6 £135 £182 £207
Skis or Snowboard & boots  6    £220      -
Child (2-12yrs)* Skis or Snowboard & boots  6 £102 - -
 
TUITION Ski & Snowboard tuition available to pre-book - 3 full days (6hrs per day) from £274

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

Useful Information

Resort Code: CAWH

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT-8

Currency: GBP

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart daily

To Vancouver

Direct from Heathrow & Gatwick

Via Amsterdam Aberdeen
Birmingham
Bristol
Cardiff
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Manchester
Humberside
Teeside
Norwich
Liverpool
Leeds-Bradford
Newcastle

Flying time 9hrs direct

Transfer 2½hrs by coach

Upgrade to World Traveller Plus with British Airways from £600 return

Supplements apply.
Limited number of seats on these connecting flights so it is essential that you book early.
Private transfers and Car hire are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

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