OVERVIEW

Whistler Blackcomb is the sum of its natural assets, and when it all gets added up, it is naturally impressive. With over 8,171 acres of terrain and over 200 marked trails spread across two gargantuan mountains, Whistler Blackcomb can proudly boast it is North America’s largest ski area. Skiers and riders can seek out their perfect zones and then change their minds depending on the snow conditions and whatever whim strikes their fancy. Skiers and riders can explore wide-open glaciers, pillage powder-filled bowls and go deep in a silent glade.  Next why not cruise down perfectly groomed trails, boost huge air in the terrain parks or get the next generation stoked by making pizza turns with the little ones in the beginner-friends family zones? With the most terrain and one of the most advanced lift systems in the world it is no wonder some of the world’s best skiers and riders call Whistler Blackcomb home.                         

ADDRESS:                             

4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

WEBSITE:

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/

OPERATING DATES 2017.2018:

Official Opening Day: Thursday, November 23, 2017
 
Whistler Mountain and PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola closes: April 22, 2018
Blackcomb Mountain closes for skiing: May 21, 2018
Blackcomb Mountain closes for sightseeing: May 21, 2018
 
Mountain Stats
 
Whistler Blackcomb Combined
Average Snowfall 1,170 centimetres (461 inches)
Total Terrain 8,171 acres/3,307 hectares
Trails 200 +
Longitude/Latitude 50° latitude, 122° longitude
Mountain Restaurants 18 with a total of 6,972 restaurant seats (indoor and outdoor seats combined)
Highest Lift Accessed Elevation 2,284 metres/7,494 feet
Whistler Village Elevation 675 metres/2,214 feet
Creekside Base Elevation 653 metres/2140 feet
Number of Lifts 37
Hourly Lift Capacity 69,939 skiers per hour
   
Individual Mountain Stats Whistler Mountain Blackcomb Mountain  
Vertical 1,530 metres
5,020 feet
1,609 metres
5,280 feet
 
Top Elevation 2,182 metres
7,160 feet
2,284 metres
7,494 feet
 
Skiable Terrain 4,757 acres
1,925 hectares
3,414 acres
1,382 hectares
 
Terrain Type
(beg/int/adv)
20%/55%/25% 15%/55%/30%  
Trails 100+ 100+  
Parks & Pipes 4 parks 4 Parks, 1 Halfpipe, 1 Snow Cross Track  
Total Number of Lifts 19 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) including:
2 high-speed gondolas 
1 high-speed 6 pack 
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs 
8 surface lifts
17 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) including:
1 high-speed gondola 
7 high-speed quads 
2 triple chairs 
7 surface lifts
 
Longest Run 11 km/7 miles Peak to Creek 11 km/ 7 miles Green Road down Easy Out  
Mountain Restaurants 9 9  
Snowmaking 315 acres/127 hectares 382 acres/156 hectares  
         


Media Contacts:

Marc Riddell
Sr. Manager of Communications
604-938-7359; Mriddell@vailresorts.com
 
Chris McLeod
Sr. Communications Specialist
604-938-7111; cmcleod@vailresorts.com