Whistler Blackcomb - The Ultimate Playground
The power of the landscape, the towering mountains, the crisp air and glinting snow all cast the trivial aside and draw your focus to what’s truly important. Whistler Blackcomb is a real force of nature...it manifests itself in our undeniable reputation, our legendary terrain, our reliably deep snow and world record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola. We’re all drawn here for different reasons. Some are attracted to a mountain town with an undisputed atmosphere. Others are pulled in by the pedestrian village with ski-in/ski-out lodging. Many seek our outdoor adventures that range from just-enough to over-the-top. Then there’s the world-famous après, five-star dining, spas, shopping, or nightlife that are hard for anyone to resist. And at the center of it all, the two largest, consistently top ranked, side-by-side ski mountains in North America create a place with limitless possibilities.
Whistler Blackcomb operates on the unceded territories of the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation who have lived on these lands since time immemorial. Our team has deep gratitude for the opportunity to live and work in this beautiful place, colonially known as Whistler. This is a gift that is shared with both the Lil’wa Nation and Squamish Nation . We encourage all guests of the resort to visit our friends at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an opportunity to respectfully learn about these lands, their people and culture.
What is Big-Mountain skiing + snowboarding? Big-mountain is a style of skiing and snowboarding often seen in ski movies, including deep powder, big turns on long, steep vertical descents and, usually, cliff drops.
Access to this adrenaline- pumping activity returns to North America with the opening of the Canadian American border. Powder hounds of all abilities won’t want to miss out, especially as international travel restrictions related to COVID-19 continue to ease.
Looking for expert instruction? Whistler Blackcomb’s world-class snow school instructors can help with tips and tweaks for your turns, while acting as your local guide to the best powder stashes among the 16 alpine bowls and 200+ runs of these dual mountains. An added value is that your guides know all the best food and drink locations when you’re not ripping up and down the mountain. Whether that’s lunch at Steeps Grill & Wine Bar or Christine’s on Blackcomb, or après at Dusty’s, Merlin’s, or Garibaldi Lift Company, the guides will help you find the right location for unbuckling your boots.
Pro tip: Book a guide and share the cost with up to six of your friends and family, so you all can enjoy the experience together. For a luxury experience, use the Whistler Blackcomb Snow School Concierge service for our exclusive private lesson clientele, who help arrange lessons and reservations at various restaurants, as well as activities outside of snow school.
We strive to provide a variety of options for all of our guests who wish to dine with us! There’s so much to look forward to this winter, with the return of more robust on-mountain dining options in our quick-serve lodges. Glacier Creek, Rendezvous and Roundhouse will be offering more diverse food options than in the past two years. Japanese ramen, fresh grains and greens bowls, Indian curry, Thai and Mexican-inspired options will be on the menu alongside the staple burgers and fries.
Elsewhere on our mountains, the famous, fully-loaded buttermilk waffles are also back at the Crystal Hut this season. Ollie’s is also back at the Whistler Mountain beginner zone offering grilled cheese sandwiches with fries and hot beverages.
For those interested in a more high-end experience, we have good news – Steeps is back! This guest-favorite spot will join Christine’s as Whistler Blackcomb’s two premium Alpine full-serve restaurants. Both are set to open after a two-year hiatus in early December with unique Canadian contemporary cuisine inspired by Vancouver celebrity Chef, David Hawksworth. There’s nothing like savoring a glass of B.C. wine while you look out over the Coast Mountain range!
APRÈS EVERY DAY!
In the valley, Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) and Dusty’s will return with their famous après and great menu selection. Our team is working on more activations with DJs, bands and entertainment to bring them back to life for this upcoming season.