Whistler is a ski resort located in British Columbia and is the holy grail of ski resorts for snow lovers. After visiting recently it was easy to see why this resort is loved so much. There are tons of things to enjoy about this resort, too much to fit in to one article so I have compiled a list of my top reasons to ski Whistler.
It’s So Big
Whistler is one of the largest ski resorts on the planet, and it is due to this size that so many people from all over the world flock here each year. It’s astonishing to learn that there’s over a whopping 8,000 acres of pistes, after learning that though it’s not so astonishing to hear that Whistler hosted the Olympic Games back in 2010.
The Whistler snow forecast always makes for happy reading because every year the area gets an average of 38 feet in the winter season. The snow fall means that there are loads of piste and off piste opportunities. People often think of Whistler as just being a place for the pros but there are excellent slopes for young kids and beginners. Wherever you are in Whistler you will also be looking at nature in all its glory, the views are absolutely stunning.
If you are an advanced skier then you should test your self on the black diamond runs and for a real thrill the black woodland trails.
The Apres Ski
No skiing holiday would be complete without having an awesome time once your time has ended on the slopes each day. I love the fact that the resort doesn’t allow any cars which makes it feel really relaxed, there are some great boutiques and shops, luxury spas to relax in and perfectly placed bars right by the slopes. As you would imagine, the cuisine on offer here is very impressive and you can get food from every corner of the world. Once the sun has gone down the town really starts coming to live and the apres ski gets in to full swing, with live music performances, busting bars and plenty of drinking. As far as I can recall the fun of dancing and drinking goes on all night long. If you fancy splashing out and living it up then head for the Bearfoot Bistro for some champagne.
Whistler is more than welcoming for kids, so much so that the youngsters can ski and get their equipment free of charge if you book early enough. The adults want to go off and try some of the testing runs, so it is good to know that there are some well known ski schools for the kids to learn whilst you’re off exploring. There are also lots of other activities such as; walks, a firewall, adventure trails and much more to keep the kids entertained.