Whistler, British Columbia in Canada, has one of the best snow records of any ski resorts in the world and one of the longest seasons. Year on year, Whistler consistently delivers that lovely powder that we all enjoy so much. There has never been a better time to visit Whistler, with record snow and the weakest exchange rate in 15 years. While Europe has had recent snow, the underlying snow base is still relatively thin this year. In the meantime Whistler has already had more than 830cm of snow this year, and we still have another two months of snowfall to go! Our base is at 266cm at 1700m – twice that up top!
In addition to the fantastic snow, Whistler is considered the largest linked ski area in North America. The fantastic Peak to Peak gondola links Whistler and Blackcomb mountains make access to the whole ski area extremely easy.
Whistler, on Canada’s West Coast, is just two hours north of Vancouver by road. The spectacularly scenic journey through the Sea to Sky Corridor is the perfect start to a mountain vacation, and getting here is easy with access to several international airports and a range of airport transfers. Vancouver is truly a great city. Plus, a couple of days there at the start or end of your trip to Whistler, will extend your holiday.
Heli-skiing at Whistler
Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing or snowboarding that is accessed by a helicopter, as opposed to a ski lift. The best part about heliskiing in Whistler is that the heliskiers can go right from their front door and non-heliskiers can enjoy in-resort skiing at Whistler or enjoying the amenities in the resort such as spas, shopping and cafes.
Now is the time to try Chalet Whistle!
The Estate sits on seven acres of land and features a helipad, making it one of the world’s only truly Heliski-in/Heliski-out properties. The chalet is one of Whistlers largest houses and boasts panoramic views over the resort. It is located in Stonebridge on the western side of the Whistler valley, a unique community of multi-acre properties.
We are entering prime heliskiing season in March and with our amazing snow base it promises to provide excellent conditions. We continue to make improvements at the Heli Chalet to be able to provide a truly world class experience. The latest is second helipad to be able to land helicopters of all sizes and the addition of a private wine cellar and degustation room.
Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival: April 8 – 17, 2016
The WSSF is Whistler’s unique mountain culture with ten days of awesome events each April – top athletes pushing the limits of their sport, free outdoor concerts, photography, film, and non-stop nightlife PLUS sweet spring skiing and sunny après sessions.
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