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Whistler, Canada ski and snowboard holidays.

How you rate it

The skiing / snowboarding
4.5 / 5  Good
The resort
4.7 / 5  Good
Family Holidays
4.6 / 5  Good
Apres ski
4.8 / 5  Good
the best north american resort bar none
the pedestrian village made nights out weasy cheap and safe

WHISTLER SKI HOLIDAYS

Whistler-Blackcomb is the giant of North American skiing and snowboarding holidays. It boasts the biggest skiable terrain, has some of the biggest snow accumulation in North American and hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics. Whistler-Blackcomb as the name implies is made up of two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. The ski holiday resort of Whistler serves the vast terrain and has grown massively in the last 20 years. Whistler Creekside was the latest addition, whilst a new gondola connecting the two ski areas of Whistler and Blackcomb is due to open in 2008. The weather can be bad in Whistler-Blackcomb and the resort is unrecognisable from a few years ago yet Whistler still reigns in North America, often voted as the number 1 resort there.

THE GOOD, THE BAD

Good  We like:
Possibly the best all round ski holiday in North America

Bad  We don`t like:
Weather systems can roll in for weeks on end in Whistler

Good  You like:
Review Whistler Blackcomb ski holidays

Bad  You don`t like:
Review Whistler Blackcomb ski holidays

WHISTLER SKI HOLIDAY INFO

The Whistler-Blackcomb ski area is vast and continually expanding, the lift system is excellent and the area receives huge snowfall. Off-piste skiing is a dream and steep chutes add to the ski terrain. The resort of Whistler-Blackcomb is getting to be colossal size. Development is fairly attractive and low rise so the village grows outwards. All manner of facilities are available in Whistler. Après ski in Whistler-Blackcomb is legendary. There is a great mix of bars and clubs, combining ski boot après ski and dance clubs. The base lift stations at Whistler-Blackcomb see the early action.

Review by adam, holiday taken March, 2006

The skiing / snowboarding

Snowboarding
5 / 5  Good
Beginner skiing
5 / 5  Good
Intermediate skiing
5 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
5 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
5 / 5  Good
Terrain Park
5 / 5  Good
The ski lift system
5 / 5  Good
The best spring skiing and snowboarding i've ever had! the amount of runs on offer over the 2 mountains is incredible, but the off piste is definitely the highlight along with the double black bowls which allow you to ride some amazing lines down very steep slopes in very deep snow. This is where i'll be doing my season!

The resort

Resort attractiveness
5 / 5  Good
Resort facilities
5 / 5  Good
Resort atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Resort prices
5 / 5  Good
whistler had it all for me, great facilities and accommodation with lots of variation on offer in the town and the canadian dollar makes living here less expensive than you may think.

Family Holidays

Family holiday atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Family holiday facilities
5 / 5  Good
Kids ski class
5 / 5  Good
Kids crèche
5 / 5  Good

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Après ski prices
5 / 5  Good

Review by Joe Winters, holiday taken

The skiing / snowboarding

Snowboarding
5 / 5  Good
Beginner skiing
4 / 5  Good
Intermediate skiing
5 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
5 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
4 / 5  Good
Terrain Park
4 / 5  Good
The ski lift system
5 / 5  Good
very hard to fault a resort this vast and varied

The resort

Resort attractiveness
4 / 5  Good
Resort facilities
5 / 5  Good
Resort atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Resort prices
5 / 5  Good
Some people sneered at the attempt to recreate a european alpine village, I think the village is the perfect resort with great atmosphere and a very safe and relatively civilized apres ski experience.

Family Holidays

Family holiday atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Family holiday facilities
5 / 5  Good
Kids ski class
5 / 5  Good
Kids crèche
5 / 5  Good
My family loved this place. Our children had a blast and as parents we felt reassured that the famil friendly atmophere was expertly presented by the canadians

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Après ski prices
4 / 5  Good
Great value especialy for family style eateries