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About Whistler

Continuously ranked the #1 ski resort in North America, the resort municipality of Whistler is a prime destination for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to those of us who like to be pampered at the spa after a day of shopping. Offering year-round adventure, fun and relaxation Whistler is easily accessible by plane, train and automobile, but once you are here you won't want to leave.


Whistler Fast Facts


Incorporation The Resort Municipality of Whistler was incorporated on
September 6, 1975
Local government One mayor, six councillors, elected term of three years.
Next election: November 2008
Location Coast Mountain Range - 50 9'N, 122 57' W.
12,630 hectares (31,209 acres)
Village elevation 668 metres (2,190 feet)
Creekside elevation   653 metres (2,140 feet)
Travel time Whistler to downtown Vancouver 127 km (79 miles); 2 hours
Whistler to Vancouver Airport 140 km (85 miles); 2.5 hours
Whistler to Seattle 354 km (218 miles); 5 hours


Whistler Blackcomb Stats


Average Snowfall 396 inches / 33 feet / 10 metres per year             
Total Terrain 8,171 acres / 3,307 hectares
Trails 200+
Longitude/Latitude 50 N latitude, 122 W longitude
Mountain Restaurants 17 with a total of 6,540 restaurant seats
Highest Lift Elevation 2,284 metres / 7,494 feet
Vertical 1,609 metres / 5,280 feet
Whistler Elevation 675 metres / 2,214 feet
Creekside Elevation 653 metres / 2,140 feet
Number of Lifts 38
Hourly Lift Capacity 61,407 skiers per hour


Individual Mountain Stats


  WhistlerMountain 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 2 Parks, 1 Pipe 3 Parks, 2 Super Pipes
Total Number of Lifts 21 including:
2 high-speed gondolas
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
9 surface lifts
1 double chair
17 including:
1 high-speed gondola
7 high-speed quads
3 triple chair
7 surface lifts
Total Hourly Lift Capacity 32,295 skiers per hour 29,112 skiers per hour
Longest Run 11 km / 7 miles Burnt Stew to Green Line, Upper and Lower Olympic 11 km / 7 miles Green Road down Easy Out
Mountain Restaurants 8 9
Snowmaking 215 acres / 87 hectares 350 acres / 142 hectares