Over 2 million people visit Whistler, Canada every year. It has been ranked Number 1 ski resort in North America by Skiing Magazine for 12 years in a row. I have been to Whistler snowboarding several times and never tire of the place. I love everything about the resort and here are some of the many reasons why I love snowboarding in Whistler and why I think you’ll love Whistler too.
Huge Terrain & Stunning Scenery
8,100+ acres and more than 200 marked trails means no two days are alike, ever. Few places in the world compare to Whistler when it comes to snowboarding. With the most varied terrain in North America spread over two huge, side-by-side mountains, Whistler offers something for every level of rider, from total beginner to expert. Try out the terrain parks and half pipes, cruise down some perfectly groomed corduroy or rip down a tree run – no matter what you like to ride, Whistler can give you the big mountain experience you crave.
There are a few companies specialising in heli skiing / snowboarding in Whistler. Bottomless powder, wide open terrain and zero lift lines – it’s the ultimate snowboard experience.
Peak to Peak Gondola
The Peak to Peak Gondola, opening 12th December 2008. I haven’t been on the thing, obviously, but holy crap — now you don’t have to travel all the way down one mountain and up another (usually at lunch). Now you can do both mountains easily.
Awesome Snowboard Runs
Seventh Heaven, Harmony Ridge, Peak to Creek – These have got to be some of the best snowboard runs in the world.
Whistler has some simply stunning hotels including the Four Seasons, Fairmont and Westin Hotel and Spa. From the luxury to self catering options, everyone is catered for.
Bustling Town With Awesome Shops
Whistler has so many cool snowboard shops such as Burton and Quiksilver that you will be spoilt for choice whether buying a new board, bindings or hand warmers…it’s all here!
From the giant heated patio at Longhorn’s to Seppo’s on top of Whistler Mountain to testosterone-filled locals’ nights at Buffalo Bills, there’s always something to do. The Whistler Guide lists the good and the bad, check it out.
The accessibility from Vancouver, one of the coolest cities in the World. Only 2 hours from the airport and the Sea to Sky road is a 2 hour journey you will never forget – truly unbelievable scenery!
Pique Magazine, the Whistler Question, local delicacies like Splitz Grill, the folks who staff the stores and hills – the friendly, party-like atmosphere of Whistler makes it a really enjoyable place to stay.