Nestled in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just 120 kilometres (75 mi.) north of Vancouver and 56 kilometres (35 mi.) north of Squamish lies Whistler, a charming alpine village and the home of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Whistler Resort is a year-round destination consistently rated the Number One Ski Resort in North America.
Setting high resort standards is nothing new to award-winning Whistler. Whistler/Blackcomb has been given top marks in North America in several categories, including terrain, vertical drop, high-speed lifts, depth of snow, slope-side amenities and just plain fun. Readers of Mountain Sports and Living Magazine (formerly Snow Country Magazine) voted Whistler the Number One Ski Resort in North America in 1998 for the 7th consecutive year. Skiing Magazine followed suit by rating Whistler first overall in North America in its 1995, 1996 and 1998 rankings. Japan’s prestigious Blue Guide Ski Magazine also voted Whistler best international destination, for ten years in a row. Most recently, Ski Magazine rated Whistler the Number One Ski Resort in North America.
Everything in Whistler is accessible by foot, and there is no better way to see the Resort than by strolling on the Valley Trail system, a network of paved trails that connect Whistler Village to each of the various areas throughout Whistler Valley. The unifying principle behind Whistler is the pedestrian-only village, which combines the best elements of European plaza culture and west coast architecture. Meander through the cobbled pathways of Whistler Village. You’ll find charming boutiques and sunny sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Browse through one-of-a-kind shops, and explore art galleries in the plazas of Whistler Village, Upper Village and Village North. And when the sun goes down, take in the nightlife or enjoy an evening amble under the stars.