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4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
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Overview by Steve Giordano

Welcome to Whistler/Blackcomb, Land of Oz. Like Oz, Whistler is a magical place—especially when the guy behind the curtain lets the sun out. The stats foreshadow the enormity of the possibilities.

Whistler and Blackcomb are separate mountains and were once separate, competing resorts. The ski runs both bottom out in the resort village of Whistler. It can be a real crapshoot as to what the weather will be like here, but there is generally a 100-inch-plus snowpack all winter long. And typically even if rain is falling in the village, unfettered snow awaits on the other side of the clouds. Indeed, views from the mountain base don't impress even on clear days, but after the gondola breaches the first bump and the resort unfolds, the runs and lifts stretched out before you resemble a game of winterized Chutes and Ladders. And there are plenty of mid-mountain lifts to keep you free of inclement weather until you ski back down to the village.

Lift riders will likely pass through three separate weather systems on their way to the 7,500-foot summits. Whistler Village (at a mere 2,140 feet) can be soaked with rain, with the peaks bathed in sunshine and a soupy fog sandwiched in-between.

A surprise for Blackcomb beginners is a sinuous run called Greenline. It takes off to the right from Horstman Hut, at the upper terminal of Seventh Heaven Express, and follows the natural contours of the mountain from top to bottom on daily-groomed trails. It's a thrilling way for novices to enjoy big-mountain skiing. Beginner runs branch off from nearly every chairlift on both mountains, but the upper reaches also sport some of the most extreme skiing terrain in

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Price
$$$?
Average Snowfall
458 Inches
Skiable Acreage
8171
Vertical Drop
5280 feet
Terrain:
15% beginner, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced, 15% expert
Number of Runs
200
Number of Lifts
37
Season
November to June
Related Resources
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Weather for Whistler-Blackcomb, CA

Current Conditions:
Unknown, 41 F
Forecast:
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 45
Wed - AM Showers. High: 55 Low: 40
Thu - Showers. High: 50 Low: 30
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 50 Low: 36
Sat - Rain. High: 42 Low: 32


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Last Updated: September 07 2014 08:18 PM

Traveler Reviews of Whistler-Blackcomb


John rates Whistler-Blackcomb
After visiting Lake Louise ,Nordquay, and Sunshine Village in Canada, I had to go back again to visit Whistler, as I heard so much about it.This place is pure powder heaven.Great resort, great accomodations and staff. But what I liked most about this trip was heli-skiing in the Bugaboos.17,000 vertical feet of pure powder pleasure.I`ve been skiing for years but never went heli-skiing until this visit to Whistler.Somewhere over the rainbow is right on !. Pros: Short lines, Good tours, Well maintained. Cons: Not good for kids, Bad location.
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Angie rates Whistler-Blackcomb
What a great place for all level skiers and even non skiers! The lift lines are short. The ski runs (especially the green beginner ones) are really really long! Probably the first time that I was actually looking forward to getting a break and sitting down on the chair lift to rest!. Pros: Short lines, Well maintained, Great for kids, Easy to access. Cons: Expensive.
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