Deep in the beautiful Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, the Whistler ski resort attracts skiers and snowboarders from across the world during the winter months to tackle some of the most fearsome downhill skiing available. Whistler ski holidays are possibly the most famous and best loved in the world, and with all the attractions, facilities and leisure opportunities of Whistler village, it is easy to see why Whistler is lodging its name at the top of the list of ski holiday resorts. Whistler is far more than just a ski resort though; during the summer, the resort completely changes into a summer activity paradise, creating Canada’s premier year round holiday destination, with amazing skiing conditions, four top class golf courses, many miles of hiking routes, spa facilities and possibly the best mountain biking park in the world.
Whistler, Canada, rose to international fame as the Whistler ski resort. With two mountains, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, skiing and snowboarding in Whistler is unbeatable. There are over 8,000km of skiing terrain in the Whistler ski resort, split among 200 pistes and 12 alpine style bowls. With so much skiing available, Whistler accommodation is perfect for mixed ability parties and family groups. There are Whistler chalets and cabins of all sizes and styles available throughout both Whistler resort and Whistler village to choose from, but the many restaurants, bars, shops and clubs are never far from Whistler accommodation. Cross country skiing, snowboarding, backcountry skiing and heli-skiing in Whistler are all excellent options too.
There are also a phenomenal number of activities in Whistler which do not involve getting strapped to skis or a snowboard. There are many miles of winter hiking trails, dog sleigh routes and shoe showing paths to find, as well as snowmobile parks, bungee jumping centres and children’s activity programmes. After a day’s adventure, and before you return to your Whistler chalet, there are plenty of bars and clubs to visit. Those lodging in Whistler accommodation for any length of time will undoubtedly learn the best nightspots, but if you follow the sound of music from your Whistler apartment, you cannot go too far wrong!
The list of Whistler summer activities is as impressive as its snow sports credentials. The rivers which cascade down the mountains past Whistler village are a haven for fishermen, although there are some stretches dedicated to white water rafting, kayaking, jet boating and wakeboarding. You can also take to the mountains in a 4x4, a hummer or a hot rod, jump into a canyon attached only to a bungee cord or take to the air in a helicopter.
Whistler apartments are also a magnificent base for walking, hiking and horse riding. There are many miles of trails throughout the mountains, and you may even see a bear! Accommodation in Whistler is also a haven for golfers. There are four fantastic golf courses in Whistler, and no matter how poor your game is, the stunning mountain views will keep you calm!
The favourite Whistler summer activity from accommodation in Whistler is mountain biking. Whistler mountain biking park is possibly the best in the world, catering for every level of biker from easy to expert trails.
Whistler has a fantastic snow record, with average temperatures remaining below 0˚C from December until mid-February. Surprisingly, during the summer, Whistler is actually very warm. Temperatures in the middle of summer (July and August) soar into the low 30’s (˚C), perfect for playing Whistler’s golf courses or walking in the hills.
The closest airport to a holiday rental chalet in Whistler is Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which receives flights direct from London, Glasgow, Manchester and seasonal flights from a range of other British airports. Thomas Cook Airlines, MyTravel and Flyglobespan all provide flights to Whistler, Canada. There are a range of busses and transfer options from the airport too.