Skiing and snowboarding in powdery white snow are the main reasons we come to spend time in Whistler, but the atmosphere of the town is a draw unto itself.
We like to make sure we have accommodation that is convenient so that we can get on the mountain quickly. (This is especially important when you have a gaggle of little ones following behind as we do.)
What If I Don’t Ski?
Even if you don’t ski, Whistler is a beautiful backdrop for a winter vacation. This resort town has so much more to offer than just world-class slopes. You can find skating at Whistler Village, hop in a tube at the tube park located at the Base II zone of Blackcomb Mountain for more than a dozen fun runs or glide down the same bobsled track used in the 2010 Winter Olympics at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
There is no shortage of luxurious spas where you can throw your cares away before hitting the pedestrian-only Village for unique shopping and dining experiences. Whistler may be big in size but it still has a very relaxed mountain-town feel.
If you don’t want to miss out on the breathtaking views but don’t feel like strapping on skis, you can still ride the record-holding gondola PEAK 2 PEAK as it connects Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain.
If you do want to try skiing or snowboarding, Whistler is one of the best locations to give it a go. With world-class instructors for ages three to adult, you can find lessons for all ability levels and you will come off the slopes with more confidence.
I’ve curated a list of resorts that will meet your family’s needs and have you enjoying the long winter season at one of the best ski resorts in the world. Not traveling to Whistler as a family? Not to worry! Any of the resorts listed below are also perfect for solo trips or a couple getaways to Whistler.