Whistler town seen from Blackcomb peak gondola terminal. Photo by by Mogodore.
A more distant view of Whistler bowl and lake. Photo by OOroyOo.
Whistler resort town and its award-winning pedestrian-friendly village is consistently voted as one of the top winter sports resorts on the North American continent, not only home to a superb balance of slopes and accommodation but also easily accessible by Americans by road from Vancouver or Seattle.
The mountain is blessed with an altitude and location that ensures almost certain good snowfall (over the last few winters anyway), while the number and variety of pistes (316kms) suits everyone from wild, off-piste daredevils to beginners and young families.
The main winter activities are downhill skiing and snowboarding but there is a fine variety of alternatives including cross country skiing, snow shoeing, heli-skiing, zip-line eco-tours, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and spas. Whistler ski resort guide.
In the summer the focus is on mountain biking.
The view from the Roundhouse Lodge terminal of the Mountain Gondola at about 6000 feet. From here secondary lifts go to higher elevations. Photo by Mogodore.