Whistler is huge. With over 8,000 acres of terrain between two mountains, it is the largest ski area in North America and one that attracts swarms of local and particularly international visitors. Reviews are generally so prone to praising Whistler that visiting there for the first time is like seeing a movie after it has won 10 academy awards. The hype puts a lot of pressure on a ski resort (or a $300 million Hollywood blockbuster). Fret not though. The Whistler fanfare is deserved.
People flock to Whistler for the variety of what it offers. It is a superb family destination both on and off the snow. The slopes cater to all ability levels, from very beginner to pro athlete, and the ski school is world renowned as educators of children and adults. Off the snow, having hosted the most recent Winter Olympics, Whistlers infrastructure is in outstanding condition. There is a large selection of restaurants, galleries, leisure activities and high quality shopping with over 200 stores in town. And finally, no mention of Whistler is complete without reference to its thumping nightlife. Apres is often boisterous with live bands playing on several outdoor patios, while the huge selection of internationally geared bars and clubs are usually packed and operate well into the early hours. The only limitation on an otherwise infallible resort is the penchant for rain in the village...
From family vacations to hard charging, hard partying hipsters, Whistler has got you covered.
Photo: Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola. @Click Flash Photos.