One of the Best Ski Resorts in North America. Whistler ski resort often gets voted as one of the best ski resorts in the world year after year. The popular Ski Magazine once quoted a fan of Whistler as saying, “If you can’t have a great skiing holiday at Whistler, then find another sport!”
The Whistler ski resort is also famous not only for its fabulous ski trails and spectacular scenery, it is also famous for its family-friendly services and activities. It has fabulous activities for kids such as adventure zones, magic-carpets, play-fort just to mention a few.
Called by its official name Whistler Blackcomb Resort is actually made up of two big mountains. The resort is about an hour and fifteen minutes north of Vancouver, Canada. Holidaymakers can fly direct or to Vancouver airport and travel by road to the resort. If traveling by road, then be cautioned that driving conditions during winter months can be dangerous.
This ski resort is so popular that it will be hosting skiing events for the Olympics in 2010. The self-contained Whistler Village has a thriving tourist economy and has a variety of restaurants, shops, inns, and hotel accommodations.
The Whistler-Blackcomb resort more than two hundred mountain skiing trails covering over more than 8000 acres of terrain and nearly a mile of vertical drop with thirty-eight lifts and gondolas and boast of a whopping average snowfall of 30 feet per year.
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Whistler ski resort is a family-oriented vacation resort. There are very well-organized programs for the children. Whistler Kids is one of the largest children’s skiing and snowboarding programs you can find in any ski resort.
The Magic Carpets kids program makes learning skiing easy for young beginners. At the Adventure Camps, your kids get to stay with the same group of children learner and instructor all week long. The Whistler ski resorts even have a licensed childcare service. As for your teenagers, they can join a week-long “Ride Tribe”.
The Big Easy Terrain Garden in the resort is a gentler terrain park meant for kids skiing or snowboarding. Then there are Adventure and Play Zones too. Blackcomb Mountain has a Children’s Adventure Park, with runs through the forest and there is even a ski-through castle. For night skiing, families can ride the Magic Chair ski lift use the beginners’ slope or have fun on a number of added features such as rails and boxes.
With all these vacation goodies, is it any wonder why The Whistler Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world?