Located in the spectacular Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is an amazing destination that has essentially four villages, Whistler Creekside, Whistler Village, the Upper Village/Blackcomb Village and within Whistler Village itself, there’s a smaller village area called the Market Place. Each of these villages has direct access to completely different parts of the two mountains and with three separate Ski Schools located within these villages, the decision as to where to stay can be a little overwhelming and confusing. Extraordinary Escapes Whistler can help take all the stress out of your planning and arrange for you the most amazing skiing winter escape.
Average Snowfall: 458 inches/ 38.2 ft/ 11.64 metres per year
Total Terrain: 3,307 hectares / 8,171 acres of terrain
16 Alpine bowls + 3 Glaciers + over 200 marked runs
Whistler Village Elevation: 675 metres / 2,214 ft
Highest Lift Accessed Elevation: 2,284 metres / 7,494 ft
Number of Lifts: 37
Hourly Lift Capacity: 67,307 skiers per hour
Mountain Restaurants: 17 with a total of 6540 seats
Whistler is located only two hours north of Vancouver in the Coastal Mountains of British Columba, Canada so it's a beautiful scenic drive from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway. One of the most beautiful stretches of road in the region. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is served by a broad array of commercial air carriers with flights arriving daily from international and North American cities.
Extraordinary Escapes Whistler can organise all your transfer needs from Vancouver Airport. We’d also recommend a stopover in Vancouver after a long flight which we can easily arrange at a preferred luxury hotel partners.
Activities in Whistler
Skiing & Snowboarding
Heli-Skiing; Cat Skiing; Backcountry Skiing with Guides
Cross Country Skiing - Lost Lake and Callahan Valley (15min Drive south of Whistler) where the 2000 Winter Olympics Nordic events were held.
Zip Lining with ZipTrek or SuperFly
Ice Skating - outdoor rink, frozen lakes (Dec & Jan), indoor NHL size rink.
Snow Shoeing; Tube Park
Snowmobiling; Back Country Adventures; Ice-climbing
Dog Sledding; Horse Sleigh Ride
Back Country Skiing; Back Country Snowmobiling
Back Country Adventures; Ice-climbing
Dining (Restaurants & Après)
Spas; Shopping; Movies
Flight Seeing (helicopters)
The Village is the central neighbourhood of the town of Whistler, located at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It is divided into several areas - the Village, Village North and Upper Village. All the areas are connected by the paved, pedestrian-only Village Stroll. It’s the perfect ski in and ski out village with amazing dining options. Each of these villages has direct access to completely different parts of the two mountains and with three separate Ski Schools located within these villages, selecting the right hotel in the right location for you is a very difficult task. Extraordinary Escapes offers a more personalised service based on our own first hand experience.