Why Whistler?

A Brief History: 

Located in the Costal mountain range of British Columbia, Whistler is surrounded by stunning peaks, raging rivers and glacier fed lakes. This is what brought a group of Vancouver business men here in the 1960’s. They formed the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association in hope of bringing the 1968 winter Olympics to the then small ski town. They didn’t realize their dreams in 1968 but it paved the way for future success. 42 year later, Whistler hosted the 2010 Olympic Games. However, a lot happened in those 42 years. Since its humble beginnings, Whistler has exploded to include two side-by-side mountains, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain and a central village situated between them. Originally started separately, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains joined forces in 1997 to become the largest ski and bike resort in North America with 1,609m of vertical drop and 8,171 acres of terrain. This amazing area has also produced or nurtured some of the most recognizable names in skiing, snowboarding and biking culture.

Today:

Whistler is a place where the love of adventure, the thrill of pushing boundaries and a storied mountain culture all come to meet. Whistler is a bustling community of close to 10,000 local residents. It offers everything from the #1 ski and bike resort in North America (SKI Magazine,) to world class dining and a raging nightlife. Whistler has won numerous awards and accolades from the international community including setting a Guinness World Record with the Peak-2-Peak Gondola.  It also has lots of local secrets that you can only experience living here. Notoriously know for its residents from all over the world, Whistler is one of those places where you come for a month and stay forever.

 

by the numbers

annual snowfall:

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Vertical drop:

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skiable area:

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Getting to the top:

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