Whistler is the PERFECT YEAR-ROUND VACATION DESTINATION, with over 90 wonderful restaurants and pubs, three wonderful spas, a vibrant night life, and over 200 retail shops. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is approximately 120 km (75 miles) along the “SEA TO SKY HIGHWAY”, offering magnificent views of the ocean, snow-capped mountains, seven glaciers, and outlying islands. Whistler is also accessible by Heli-Jet all year, and train and float plane in the summer.
Nestled in Canada’s Coastal Mountains, Whistler has been recognized as the Top Ski Resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb Resort has the largest ski area on the continent: over 28,000 hectares (just over 7,000 acres) of skiing area, with over 200 marked trails (the longest is 7 miles) and 12 massive Alpine bowls. A total of 33 lifts including three gondolas and several high-speed quad chairs provide a lift capacity of 59,000 skiers per hour, minimizing time spent in lift lines. With a base elevation of only 2214 feet (675 metres) and peak elevation of 7494 feet (2284 metres), visitors are not prone to altitude sickness experienced in most other ski resorts. The terrain is 25-30% expert, 55% intermediate, and 15-20% beginner. Our guests can SKI IN OR SKI OUT TO EITHER WHISTLER OR BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN from our condos in Woodrun Lodge, which is SLOPE-SIDE AND HAS A HEATED SIDEWALK FROM THE BACK DOOR TO THE SLOPE.
Typically, the ski season opens in late November, with Blackcomb Mountain closing in mid-April, while Whistler Mountain remains open until early June. The glacier on Blackcomb Mountain usually reopens in June for summer skiing/snowboarding through August. Click here for more information on Winter Activities.
SUMMER offers golfing, glacier-skiing/boarding (weather dependent), hiking, biking, mountain biking, beaches, kayaking, whitewater rafting, outdoor dining, and barbeques on the mountaintop. The Upper Village features the SUMMER FAMILY ACTIVITY CENTER (only 200 yards from our condo), including luge rides, bungee and trapeze activities, a maze, miniature golf, horseback riding, a Sunday market, and much more.
A popular year-round activity is ZipTrek, an zipline eco-adventure tour allowing you to “fly” over Fitzsimmons Creek & the spectacular forest valley between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains. We recommend the Eagle course!
After a perfect day of skiing, snowboarding, golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, or an afternoon at one of Whistler’s fabulous spas, you can relax in OUR LARGE HEATED OUTDOOR POOL AND HOT TUB or the “soaking tub” in our spa-like master bathroom if you are staying in Woodrun 410, or read in front of the fireplace while enjoying the view in the comfort of our quiet suite.