Stay at a Whistler ski resort nestled in an ideal location between two magnificent peaks. We've listed the top resorts in Whistler, only about 75 miles north of Vancouver.
Whistler and Blackcombe offer some the best glades, glacier and trails around.
Whistler is proud that the tradition continues today and is consistently the top ski and snowboard resort in the country. Now the amazing PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has opened the most exciting days of Whistler lay ahead.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
For around $50 adults and $25 for children folks can enjoy the achievement that is the Gondola. This includes the ride up the mountain and unlimited crossings. From your elevated position enjoy views around the valleys and mountains, perhaps lunch or a meal, and witness the working parts and machinery in action.
An amazing 16 bowls, glaciers, and hundreds of trails cover the more than 8,000 acres all within easy distance of the incredibly vibrant village. But where are the best places to stay?
For a quality honeymoon or family vacation this is our top choice for Whistler. Amazing views of the mountains, deep spa tubs, free internet. Listed as one of the best resorts in the world by the Zagat Guide.
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Another stunning new resort with a great central location with luxury surroundings. Well fitted out rooms.
The 83 room Pacific Whistler Village Centre is located on the snow, and only a few minutes away from the action. Great views from this all-suite resort is only start of a luxury property which offers a heated saltwater pool, and hot tubs.
This resort consistently gets outstanding reviews since opening and received a few awards recently for excellence.
The Fairmont Chateau has been a long outstanding resort in Whistler. Apart from being a top ski in - ski out destination, the resort also offers a top class health club, spa and the largest pool around for year round swimming.
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top new resort in the Canadian Rockies. We added this resort as a
feature because it has popped up in top travel guides as one of a hand
full of the worlds best new resorts. We did a little of
our own research as well and found this is really the case. The reviews are
We have kept an ear out since the opening and the Adara is yet to acheive really outstanding reviews but does have a lot of potential.
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This ski resort has great views towards Whistler. There
is lots to do with personalized recreational tours and excursions, with
including equipment rentals, skiing and snowboarding, golf, river
rafting, zip trekking, bungee jumping and more.
What is mostly adored are the boutique hotel touches like the extra care taken to deliver top room amenities. Guests really love the decor, location, big space parking areas and rainforest sounds pumping through in the summer time through their own Ipod station.
Looking for some exciting Whistler Family Vacation Ideas? Whistler is often regarded as the top Ski destination in North America. And only a two hour trip from Vancouver along the exceptionally scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway by car or one of the regular buses.
With a greater number of lifts and ski areas, than anywhere else, the credentials are all there for great ski vacations. But Whistler is more than merely a ski destination, as thousands of families discover each year, and there is something special for each season.
Apart from dog sledding, tobogganing, skating and all the obvious winter and summer activities for kids there are a whole lot of things to do that you may not have even considered. Let’s have a look at what makes Whistler special for families - and especially children.
Whistler Kids Ski School
There are lot’s of opportunities for ski camps and private ski, and snowboard lessons. Groups are determined by both age and ability levels then there is not a concern that our kids are expected to keep pace with the local Vancouver kids.Once kids are in their groups they are designated a team of coaches who travel with the team across the mountain - with GPS aids.
Lessons can come in packages depending on how many days you are willing to spend away from your kids. And camps to can range from a couple of days to five days. Kids can progress through age specific groups- with 3 -4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7 -12 year olds, and teens all having distinct groups.
Teens activities also include Ride Tribes and Freeride when the conditions are right and provide lots of opportunities for new friendships.
Whistler Family Adventures in Summer
Whistler Family Vacations
From June to September on the mountain kids can enjoy the Family Adventure Zone. At the time of writing there were 14 entertaining things to do for kids from 10am to 6pm daily - 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
The summer luge is perhaps the most popular of these and winds it way down over 300 metres of mountain slope. There is also a maze, golf, mini bungee trampoline, horse trail rides, go karts, a human gyro that was developed by NASSA, jumping slides castes and ropes courses.
You can also take advantage of the various day camps that happen on a regular basis for 5 to to year old children. Adventure Zone tickets start from around $25. See more information here about Adventurezone.
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Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Mountainbiking enjoys the luxury that it is gravity fed at Whistler. This means you don’t need to climb. From open greens to immaculately made tracks with jumps, stunts, drops and flops. Check out the video below of how impressively some kids negotiate the trails on rented bike.
Whistler Family Eco and Bear Tours
If it’s a natural experience you are seeking for your kids during the summer you may like to check out some of the Bear viewing and eco tours available. There are 50 black bears that now live in the areas around the ski slopes. Learn about the local ecology the bears are situated within and their movements up and down the mountains with the seasons.
This is a an activity suited to children 9 years or older, and binoculars are included. Tours often run three times daily and the meeting spot is at the bottom of the Wizard Express at Blackcomb Base.
Ziptrek Tours for Kids
These tours are available for all ages. For really small children the tours are free which is nice for families. Many tours are educational while others are more geared towards the adventure seeking family.
See Ziptrek for more information.
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