Great ski tripAll the people at whistler ski resort were very friendly and helpful. Lots of great restaurants. The slopes are harder than in Colorado. Lots and lots of runs and lifts. The best resort I’ve been to
Whistler Blackcomb still the best resort......Whistler Blackcomb continues to be our favorite mountain to play with family and friends. Lots of snow, terrain, restaurants, activities, excursions, etc. The list goes on... This mountain resort is plain and simple the best in North American and possible in the world....
A Very Special PlaceI have to start with what a great job Bryan did in lining up and booking our trip. We had a conversation about skiing and family and from that he picked three lodging accommodations to choose from. I don’t think I could have found a better fit for us. The location was so great and the staff at the Aspens on Blackcomb was very professional and super friendly and helpful. A true ski in ski out and the ski valet was really a great feature. We loved the skiing, great snow and a great mountain but be prepared for fog. The whole Vancouver area is a very special place and we had fun on the coast as well as visiting the Olympic cross country and biathlon park where you can ski the courses or learn and try Biathlon. All our extras that we booked through Ski.com were set up and ready for us. We had a great time and would highly recommend Whistler, Aspens on Blackcomb and Ski,com.
Very niceWe went two days, the first day was a bit meh due to the weather being very rainy/wet so visibility was near-zero (not the ski resort's fault), but the second day was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed skiing down the various trails. I really liked going up to the absolute peaks.
Great place to skiWhistler Blaccomb is the perfect ski vacation. The buzz from the village and on the mountains is very energizing.
Great ResortMy sixth time to Whistler. Large resort with lots to offer
Whistler's iceThis is a great mountains with lots of varied terrain. I know it can get icy because of the lower elevation and closeness to the ocean. Well this trip there was ice and crunch, though snow machines in certain areas did help. Of course it snowed the night before we left! I did not expect such long lift lines. Blackcomb side seemed less crowded. I liked that I could store my rental skis near the slopes. The Peak to Peak gondola has an experience. We ate at some great restaurants. The village lights were a delight.
Rain & fogWhistler is famous for big vert & terrain, but it's hard to ski them when you can't see them. Bring your gore tex to Whistler for sure. The fake apes ski parties at the base area bars were lame, bad 80's music & $9 canned bears. Lots of shopping & dining options in the village. Plenty of terrain to ski for all skill levels. The village has the worst parking situation of any ski area. Visited Jan 30 to Feb 4 2018.
WhistlerLove this mountain. So much terrain could ski here for weeks and not get bored. The weather is the only issue but there is lot's up high so there is always something to ski.
very goodwe know whistler and we always love the skiing there
the village is fun
we found everything we needed [and more] at the market
the liquor store had all our after ski drinks
we discovered many trails to hike after ski
GREAT STAY!Well worth the somewhat treacherous drive (in snowstorm) up route 99! Stayed between Christmas and New Year's. Had lots of snow.. Whistler Village is beautiful. Wonderful restaurants, but reservations are a must for places like Araxi, Bearfoot Bistro, and Rimrock Cafe. Already thinking about the next time we can get out to Whistler/Blackcomb!
Great vacation locationThe weather and conditions were amazing. Awesome long runs and quick lifts.
Beautiful, great skiing, great villageGreat skiing, great village, would love to visit in summer too!
Amazing Place.Whistler Backcomb is a skiers paradise, and just simply a great place to take a vacation. We are already making plans to come back next year.
Feb 2017 tripMy first time but for some of the group have visited before. We caught the perfect weather. Fresh 18 in+ for our first day as they started opening the bowls around 10 am- skied until late. Little congested at the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas to start the day - heard the Creekside gondola line was an hour long after 9am- glad I didn't go there. The snow was good for the whole trip- picked up more through our stay. Had a blue bird day which was the day we booked a Powder Mountain Catskiing- great guides!
5 days of great skiingWe spent 5 days of skiing on two huge mountains; plenty of different terrain to ski. Lifts at the bottom were busy on the powder days, but the top has plenty of upload capacity. I wish they had more capacity from the bottom to mid-mountain.
GreatGreat trip have been going for years did all the rest and know stay at the best
WOW!!!Ive been in many places like Colorado, California, La Toscana (It) or Innsburk (Aus)
This is the best Ski resort ive visited until now.
It is a little bit expensive, but Worth every penny it costs.
whistler/blackcombWhen can I come back? Flawless flight, shuttle transportation, hotel stay, ski experience. Accommodations were perfect. Great breakfast buffet at the Fairmont: the best actually. Highly recommend Extremely Canadian - skied double blacks with experts. Would not have truly experienced Whistler/Blackcomb without them. Met super nice locals who love their town. Combination of blue skies, new snow, fresh tracks, and bumps. Thank you very much.
it was a vacation to remember - and come back too!The resort was awesome; first day weather was a challenge - rain on base; fog in middle and blowing snow on top. Day 2 was a "blue Bird" day - 6" new snow; blue sky and sun. Perfect day.
Spring Break @ WhistlerSecond trip to Whistler. Went in Jan. 2014 then again Mid March 2016. Plenty of snow mid-level to the peak, but conditions below mid level were poor. If you are not advanced skill level, getting to the bottom each day was tough work. Short lift lines, beautiful scenery. The on-mountain restaurants need a MUCH better system for seating and handling mid day crowds. Near fights each day with people fighting over tables and saving spaces. Has to be a better way, maybe a seating or host system. Village was great, good sales on end of season merchandise. Friendly staff.
Whistler here we comeWhistler was as good as expected. Cozy village, which was friendly and service oriented. Definitely a place we will recommend others, especially people who love skiing.
White ParadiseThe skiing is fantastic with long runs and absolutely gorgeous mountain views all around. The runs are long and varied and the snow mid mountain and above was extraordinary. The speed and distance of the lifts do a great job of getting people up the mountain without a long wait. Plenty of choices for lunch or a midday drink and if you don't feel like dealing with the slushy snow (we were there in March) you can download from mid mountain and not burn your legs out. Absolutely love this mountain and will definitely be back!
Varied Ski experienceVery large ski area, snowed every day but would rain at the base/hotel. They have a very good app that would let you know the waits at the lifts and snow condition. Blackcomb is less crowded. Overall a great mountain with an extensive list of restaurants / night life. Best part is Canadian dollar is only 75 cents!
Big, Big mountain, Great village for foodies, Iffy weatherWhistler is a well planned, food oriented community. The skiing was excellent when you could see. The slopes were very well marked, and service on the mountain was very good.
Nice People/Nice PlaceWhistler Blackcomb is a great location if you are looking for a big mountain. With two mountains to choose from one can get a days skiing in without repeating any runs. We booked months in advance so were committed to go but if I could have changed airline tickets (ha ha) and resort stay times I would have. Being so close to the ocean we got visited by a warm mother nature which brought the freezing level up the mountain. Otherwise stated it rained on the lower runs 3 of the 7 days we were there. That would not have been so bad but up top the alpine winds closed the upper mountain on our last day so we skied the middle as much as we could but it was a challenge due to the large lines at the one open mid mountain lift. All in all I would recommend this place but coming from Florida it is far so I think we will stay in the Colorado resorts in the future.
Interesting trip in 2011We were actually there last week (2011) - poor ski conditions due to torrential rain for 2 days after icy conditions all week. The scenery is magnificent and the people re wonderful. Due to unpredictability of the weather I would not hurry back.
Whistler Blackcomb=Great TimesWe stayed at the Legends in Creek Side and it was a very short walk to the gondola, in fact we could see the gondola from our balcony. All of the personal working at the mountains were very friendly and accommodating. I loved the terrain on the mountains. I like to ride everything from big park lines to powder filled shoots. In one day of riding we were able to find more terrain than a week worth of riding at other resorts. There are a lot of cat walks in Whistler so keep your speed up or you will be pushing a lot. Meals are not cheap on the mountain so be prepared to spend about $15.00 per person (on the low side) if you stop to eat lunch. The food was good just expensive. Over all we were very satisfied and it was worth the money we spent.
What's the hype about?Just average, in our opinion. Very poor weather: only one day of sunshine out of 6. Most days consist of rain, heavy winds, fog, snowstorms. Seems like most people we spoke with had similar experiences. It's difficult to ski when you can't see where you're going!
Children's ski school definitely below par. Our children are intermediate and advanced intermediate skiers. Both were put into the wrong classes despite what we told them. Class sizes are too big (8). Instructors are 20-25 year olds who don't have much experience in dealing with young children. They are good skiiers but not great teachers.
The village was fun, with lots of good restaurants. But they are expensive.
The village bus system is efficient, but very crowded at peak times, standing room only. So beware if you have young children who need you to lug their stuff!
Much prefer Vail, Deer Valley, Beaver Creek....
We keep going back- and will again.We keep going back- even after being lured away by the claims of resorts in the states that they are just as good. It is big, the village is wonderful and there is enough terrain to keep everyone happy. My only complaint is that it is a long trip from the east coast- especially with the security issues in the airports over the holidays.
The best village in Ski Country!We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Whistler in February, even though we would have liked more powder. But the skiing on Blackcomb Glacier and some other great runs on the 2 mountains were excellent. The new Peak to Peak gondola totally changed our ski experience there - so much terrain to access so easily. We also went to a Bobsleigh championship at the new "Sliding Centre". The Village truly is the liveliest and best planned that we have seen in Ski Country! Shops, restaurants, awesome apres ski scene, young people, families, older couples, all were having a great time. Definitely worth the trip. We were also glad that we decided to spend a night in Vancouver, beautiful town.
The best of all worldsEvery year, we pick one resort to go skiing at. In 2008, we chose Whistler/Blackcomb. Why? One, we wanted to get there before the Olympics had occurred, so we wouldn't have to be worried about rising prices. Second, the exchange rate worked out well enough that it was economical.
We spent 6 days at the resort. The accommodations were second to none. Our room had a queen bed, with a pull down full bed, a dining area, kitchenette, fireplace, and decent sized bathroom, as well as a closet to place our skis at the end of the day. Our room also had a washer and dryer, which came in handy after a full day skiing and having ski coats and pants that were damp.
The off-slope activities were fun. Both my husband and I went on the zipline. He did the Eagle, I did the Bear. It was a lot of fun and offered a good respite from the skiing we had been doing.
While relaxing in one of the cafeterias, we were approached to participate in a survey. We did so, signed up to hear a timeshare presentation, and were able to get certificates for one of the restaurants.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we hope to go back after the Olympics to see what all has changed.
A note - there were kids of all ages here, so it's definitely worth it for families to go. They have an excellent system set up where you can put the kids in "daycare" and they have an instructor who skis with them. We rode many lifts with the instructors and kids and I was amazed at how much fun the kids were having and the difficulty of runs they were able to do!
First time to Whistler BlackcombWe went to Whistler Blackcomb in 2/09 for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed at Le Chamois, within walking distance of the Wizard lift. We enjoyed the long runs and there were plenty of intermediate runs as well as the advanced for those with differing abilities. The only complaint we had was they didn't have a great year for snowfall and the conditions were not the best. The snow was very hard packed and very little powder. There were no lift lines and the peak to peak gondola was very nice. I recommend the courtesy guest relations tour at 11:30 a.m. as a great way to get oriented, and the tour guide was very nice.