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Whistler, with its huge mountains and wide range of trails, is one of the most popular winter destinations in North America. The village is lively, vibrant, and full of charm. The resort is easily accessible from Vancouver via scheduled shuttles or private transfers, and it has plenty of lodging options to choose from. If you're looking for an amazing vacation destination, here are five reasons to choose Whistler this winter.
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First and foremost, the mountains are incredible. Whistler is world-renowned for its ski runs. With two massive mountains, more than 200 trails, and over 30 lifts, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders of all abilities a playground that is second to none. You can test your limits on challenging double black diamond runs, while those looking for a more relaxed experience can enjoy the gentle slopes of a green trail. Freestylers of all skill levels can have their pick between five terrain parks featuring more than 150 features and 40 jumps.
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Situated at the base of the mountains, Whistler Village offers endless shops, cafés, bars, and restaurants. It's also home to epic après ski nightlife unlike any other you’ve experienced. You will have plenty of options for fun strolling down the streets and taking in the stunning views, or living it up at the electric party venues!
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It’s impossible to get bored in Whistler with so much to do off the slopes. You can take in the stunning scenery by dog sledding or snowshoeing through an old-growth forest. Heli-skiing, snowmobiling, and winter zip-lining are just a few of the thrilling options available. If you're looking for something a bit more serene, try wine tasting or a spa day. We recommend that you don’t miss out on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which provides a 360-degree view of the village, mountains, lakes, and glaciers.
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Snow-capped mountains and lush forests surround the resort, making it the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Whistler receives a reliable average of 10.8 metres (35.5 ft) of snow each year, and with one of the longest ski seasons in North America, there is plenty of time to enjoy the slopes. Thanks to its extensive snowmaking infrastructure, the resort can remain open even during a low snow year.
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There are a wide range of options for lodging in Whistler. You can find gorgeous mountainside townhomes, full-service hotels, and tucked-away alpine homes to suit your needs; whether you want a relaxing getaway or would rather be right in the middle of the action. The resort is only a two-hour drive from Vancouver.
You’ll want Whistler on your bucket list if it isn’t there already. With world-class skiing and snowboarding, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of activities to keep you busy, Whistler is the perfect place to spend your winter holiday. And don’t forget – our team is here to help plan your trip. Start a quote for pricing, or check out our specials and packages today!