Whistler is one of the greatest ski resorts in the world. Even the very casual ski enthusiast knows the reputation of Whistler. This charming ski village has so much to offer both on and off the ski hills. The mountain is not too difficult for the beginner, as there are numerous runs for every skill level. The beginner and the expert can equally enjoy Whistler. Whistler is a top destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, particularly skiers and snowboarders. It is located around two hours from Vancouver British Columbia.
Whistler and Blackcomb have a total of 8,171 skiable acres and a mile of vertical descent, so cruising from top to bottom on either mountain takes time. The lifts are well maintained and the ski area is groomed to a high standard. If you prefer to go on a snowshoe adventure or take a more active cross country trail, there are a multitude of routes available for your adventure. Shops about in Whistler, so no need to worry about a lack of choice. Fortunately, the shopping is excellent. The quality is extremely high and the variety will likely surprise you.
Whistler ski resort is very accessible from Vancouver. It is roughly two hours from the city in winter conditions. it’s a great option for those who want to make a weekend excursion, or even an overnight trip. There are several companies offering excellent transfer services on either a private or shared basis direct from Vancouver airport to Whistler. Most providers will have an airport meet and greet service prior to shuttling you to your hotel. The drivers are experienced in handling and packing equipment where necessary. And they have a great deal of expertise navigating the winter roads to the resort. Your vehicle will likely have room to store your skis and other equipment.
A Village Filled with Charm
Skiing is what people come here for in the winter, but there is much more to offer in this picturesque little village. There is no greater way to break up your day on the mountain than with sampling the wide variety of cuisine available in the village. You can find an excellent selection of pub food, asian cuisine, fusion, and contemporary choices abound.
While exploring the village, it is easy to be swept away in the atmosphere. The really great thing is that although the village is relatively small, it has an active nightlife.
The vicinity of the airport in Vancouver to Whistler, and the variety of skiing options, make it a wonderful choice for a winter holiday. And the fact that a wide variety of accommodations abound for every budget makes this all the more attractive.
Prices are competitive and the door-to-door service that really eliminates any of the traditional hassles of a car rental or even a bus shuttle service.