Whistler ski holidays take you to a superb, purpose built resort in the coastal mountains of British Columbia. Lying at an altitude of six hundred and seventy metres, it is the largest and most popular resort in North America. With a relaxed ambience, slopes to suit all ability levels and an apres ski scene that provides a lively party atmosphere, Whistler attracts visitors from every age with groups of young adults, couples and families all eager to enjoy the resort's resources. Whistler and Blackcomb are the two mountains whose peaks are linked by a gondola which gives passengers an exhilarating journey with 'never to be forgotten' scenic views. The highest lift reaches almost two thousand three hundred metres and with the average annual snowfall of over nine metres, Whistler is snow sure throughout the season. Lying at a low level, the precipitation that falls as snow on the mountain, may fall as rain in the resort. There are good snow making facilities at low levels. The modern lift system gives quick and easy access to the slopes. Whistler is a good choice for those with non-skiers in their party as there is plenty to see and do in the town.
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Whistler has over two hundred kilometres of well-groomed pistes that more than satisfy the expectations of skiers and boarders. With a combination of gentle greens, open bowls, steep gullies, tree runs, chutes and gullies, and four snow parks, they cater for everyone. The absolute novice, with good tuition from the ski schools will soon master the basics and move on up the mountain to greater challenges. The intermediate skier is spoilt for choice with the many long, cruising runs and wide open bowls. Advanced skiers have a the high altitude powder bowls and some very steep terrain. There are great off-piste opportunities but do remember to take a mountain guide. Boarders have a choice of parks with Whistler having a park with a half pipe and Blackcomb having three terrain parks and a super pipe.
As with all resorts in Canada, Whistler accommodation reaches high standards of comfort with great amenities and excellent service. Whether it be hotel, apartment or chalet, your every whim will be granted. Recreational activities include a sports hall with pool, a bowling alley, ice skating, dog sledding, toboggoning and snow tubing, and snow mobiling. The pedestrianised town centre has a good selection of shops and many restaurants with menus to suit all. The bars, pubs and clubs provide a lively nightlife.
The Whistler ski season lasts from early December until late April. The transfer time from Vancouver is two and a half hours. The summer months bring tourists wishing to enjoy the stunning scenery and participate in the many outdoor activities. These include the four kilometre peak to peak gondola ride, glacier skiing, mountain biking in the specially constructed park, trekking the alpine trails, zip wires for exciting tree top adventures as well as a host of other activities.
Whistler ski holidays are extremely popular and even though they may never be called cheap, involving as they do a long transatlantic flight, Cheeky Trip can find you the one that offers the best value for money. As a price comparison site, with access to competitive pricing from over three dozen holiday companies who are all vieing for your booking, you will get a bargain this inevitably leads to considerable discounts. Just enter your point of departure, your dates and destination and with one quick search, we'll show you the Whistler ski holiday that costs the least. All you then have to do to secure your trip, is to make a phone call. Since offers change on a daily basis, to avoid disappointment, ring the number and book today.