Luxury Ski Chalets Whistler
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Luxury Ski Holidays Whistler
Located a scenic 135 km drive from Vancouver on Canada’s west coast, Whistler Blackcomb is one of the top resorts for luxury ski holidays in North America. Thanks to the good snow record, lively apres-ski, attractive modern village and excellent luxury chalets in Whistler, it is no surprise that more than two million visitors flock to its seemingly endless skiable terrain each year. The main hub, Whistler Village, is a quaint pedestrian-only neighbourhood with various hotels, shops and restaurants.
Whistler Village sits at the foot of two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, which are linked by the Peak 2 Peak gondola. The ski area, spanning 8,171 acres, is one of the largest in the world with unbeatable diversity making ski holidays to Whistler popular with skiers of all abilities. Over 11 metres of snowfall at Whistler Blackcomb on average each winter, so powder lovers will feel particularly at home here. Running from mid-November until May, Whistler has a long and snow-sure ski season.
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What the Press are Saying
"Belmont Estate is anything but an ordinary ski lodge. Among its many amenities, one of its most impressive features is its private helipad for Heliski-in/Heliski-out adventures."
Whistler Chalets and Vacation Rentals
From luxury lodges and chalets in Whistler to numerous hotels and condos, this popular ski resort in Canada has every type of accommodation available. When planning your Whistler ski holiday, you need to consider which area is the most convenient for you. The main hub is Whistler Village, the biggest and liveliest area with a gondola to each mountain. Further from the lifts is Upper Village, a car-free area of shops, bars, restaurants and luxury condos. Upper Village is much smaller and quieter but more upmarket and is where you will find the more luxury Whistler vacation rentals. Creekside was revamped and expanded for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
It is also possible to rent a luxury chalet in Whistler right on the slopes. Whistler ski in ski out chalets take you straight from the door to the ski area and back again at the end of the day. Catered chalets in Whistler are another popular choice, with a private chef on hand to create mouth-watering meals for you during your vacation in Whistler. Being only a couple of hours’ drive from Vancouver and a four-hour drive from Seattle, Whistler ski holidays are particularly popular around Christmas, New Year and public holidays so we recommend booking a vacation to Whistler well in advance for these dates.
Whistler Resort Information
- Resort Altitude: 675m
- Slopes Altitude: 650 - 2285m
- Pistes: 8171 acres
- Lifts: 37
- Blue Runs: 40 km / 20%
- Red Runs: 110 km / 55%
- Black Runs: 50 km / 25%
Skiing in Whistler
Combining high, open bowls and sheltered forest runs, ski holidays in Whistler offer something for everyone. The resort has excellent nursery slopes but the green runs can be trickier than in many North American resorts. However, intermediates will find ideal and extensive terrain to suit on both sides of the mountain as will expert skiers. Whistler Mountain’s bowls are unrivalled with endless variations, chutes and gullies of varied steepness and width. There are also world-class terrain parks as well as epic terrain for free riders.
Cross Country Skiing in Whistler
If you're looking for a more sedate ski vacation in Whistler, then why not take advantage of the resort’s 160 km of well-marked cross country trails? Discover the old-growth forests of the beautiful Callaghan Valley at the Whistler Olympic Park or explore 30 km of trails at Lost Lake Park accompanied by incredible views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The trails range from intermediate to advanced with biathlon, night skiing and snowshoeing also on offer.
Heli Skiing Whistler
One to tick off the bucket list when planning your luxury ski holiday to Whistler, heli skiing is the ultimate adrenaline-inducing experience for powder hounds. With over 432,000 acres of terrain, 173 glaciers and eleven zones, the opportunities are endless for heli skiing in Whistler. It is recommended you are of intermediate level and are able to ski powder for half a day if you are planning on heli skiing here. Each run is quite different and can range from 400 to 1,500 vertical metres in length.
To make your experience even more special, stay at Belmont Estate and take off from your very own private helipad. This private luxury lodge is set in seven acres of wilderness and is home to two large living rooms, a games room, cinema room and in-chalet spa.
Non-Skiing Activities in Whistler
Although there is enough skiing to keep any skier satisfied during their vacation in Whistler, the resort does have plenty of alternative activities. Cruise down the exhilarating tubing hill, experience dog sledding in the Callaghan Valley, follow winding trails on a snowmobile safari or explore the dazzling winter wonderland on a snowshoe trek. Adrenaline junkies should head to the Whistler Sliding Centre and have a go at bobsleigh or skeleton. After all that mountain air, head back to your luxury Whistler ski chalet and indulge in a spa treatment or unwind in the hot tub.
Best Bars and Restaurants in Whistler
A luxury ski holiday to Whistler would not be complete without exploring the numerous bars and restaurants both on and off the mountain. Vegeterians will appreciate Raven’s Nest, a cosy spot for a filling salad, soup or sandwich at the base of Red Chair. If you have a sweet tooth then don’t miss the Belgian waffles at Crystal Hut. Canadian Wilderness also runs a candlelit wine and fondue evening here too, accessible via snowcat. Oenophiles will enjoy the extensive wine list at Steep’s Grill whilst seafood lovers will enjoy Rimrock Cafe which serves lobster mashed potato! Another option is Araxi, one of Whistler’s oldest and best restaurants which offers freshly shucked oysters.
When it comes to apres-ski, Whistler offers everything from live music venues to sophisticated wine bars. Once the lifts close at 4pm, head for the lively bars at the bottom of the mountain and try the Canadian classic - rye whisky and ginger ale. Cocktails are often served by the pitcher. Later on, Whistler Village is the place to be with live music to keep you entertained.
Location & Map
Whistler is located the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. The resort is just a two-hour drive from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway. Seattle and Bellingham are other convenient airports. It is also possible to charter a helicopter from Vancouver Airport to Whistler Heliport.