The perfect year-round vacation destination
Whistler is an outstanding vacation destination for all seasons. Below is a sampling of the available activities. Of course, you can just relax and enjoy the view from our condo, the hot tub or pool which is heated all year.
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 floatplane 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 a 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 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.
A popular year-round activity is ZipTrek, a 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 Woodrun 410’s spa-like master bathroom, or simply enjoy the fireplace and view in the comfort of our quiet slope-side suite.