Resort Overview: North America's Largest Ski Resort has added new terrain and more lifts to bring you the BEST in big mountains, big vertical, and big snow!
Whistler/Blackcomb boasts the largest ski area on the continent with 7,071 acres of skiable terrain, more than 200 marked trails, 12 massive alpine bowls and three glaciers. There are plenty of other things to do in Whistler - the World's Biggest Winter Playground! A wide variety of activities are available for the entire family to choose from. Experience cozy winter sleigh rides, guided snowmobile and snowshoe tours, heli skiing/boarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, dog sled tours, indoor swimming, tennis, massage therapy and more!
Whistler's European-style, pedestrian village also offers world class shopping, dining and nightlife.
What's New: First, there'll be parking. Underground and aboveground. That way, you can spend your time on the mountain, not on some distant lot.
The new Dusty's should be kicking in around the second week of December. The pub will hold 50% more people. The patio is sure to rival Whistler's finest with some 200 seats in full view of the mountains and maximum sun exposure. And if the sun isn't shining, enjoy the heated terrace complete with an outdoor fireplace - again offering spectacular views.
For the younger crowd, there's the new Whistler Kids facilities complete with a Kids Learning Centre and a Magic Carpet as well as a kids' shuttle train to the gondola. It's like an exclusive ski club for the underage crowd. Parents are sure to appreciate the convenient one-stop check-in, including rentals.
Last but not least, expect a fresh welcome at the new and improved Guest Services Facility. With all this in the works, Whistler Creek will come alive like never before.
Based on the strong historical images and the simple, natural reasons for its being, the major underlying themes for the Creekside area will draw upon ‘60’s verve and the passion for skiing which fanned the flames of early Whistler.
Legends is dedicated to the ski legends of Whistler Creek. Those who embody the pure passion of skiing and boarding. Direct access to Whistler Peak is right outside your door via the Creekside Gondola. Go Peak-to-Creek and you end up right back on your doorstep at Legends. Now that's ski-in/ski-out.
Lift Ticket Prices: Adult: (19-64) $41 USD; Youth (13-18) $35 USD; Child (7-12) $21 USD; Senior (65+) $35 USD. Kids 6 and under ski Free with adult.
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes; The First Powder Special: $439 CAD ($299 USD)5 nights accommodation and a 4 day lift pass. The Royal Winter Package: $420 CAD ($289 USD) 3 nights accommodation and a 3 day lift pass. The January Powder Escape: $745 CAD ($515 USD)7 nights accommodation and a 5 day lift pass. Plus, their website also offers online coupons.
Day Care: Licensed Childcare is available throughout the season. The Whistler Kids Childcare Centres open daily at 8:00 am. The daycare for children 3-18 months is located at the Whistler Golf Course club house. The new Creekside facility will accommodate children 3-36 months. Children 18-36 months are at Whistler Kids, Blackcomb base and Whistler Kids at the Westin Hotel.
Children's Lessons: (lift, lesson & rental) Value Season ( 11/17- 12/22/00, Full Day $93 Ages 3-6 years; $102 Ages 7-12 years.
Children's Adventure Camp (5-day camp; lift & lesson) - Value Season - 11/17 - 12/22/00 Ages 3-6; $445; Ages 7-12 $540.
Babysitting: kids après - While the parents are away, the kids will play. Kids have their own place to go at the end of their day.
Kids Après is from 4-6pm for kids aged 18 months to 14 years. $20 per child.
Kids night out - When the sun starts to set, the snowcats come out and the rest of us head home, Whistler Kids from ages 18 months to 14 years still have an option. Kids' Night Out is offered evenings from 6-9pm. Let mom and dad make their own plans for the evening and join us for a special kids dinner, activities, crafts and games. $40 per child.
Family Recreational Activities: Celebrate the spirit and culture of Whistler and Blackcomb at the base of the village gondolas every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. during the winter season (December 19, 1999 - April 16, 2000).
Fire and Ice is free, and features what is exciting on snow - kids activities and games, snowmobile tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ski and snowboard movies and more.
Let the experts show you what Whistler is all about, and guarantee you have the most memorable vacation of your life. The highlight of the night is an amazing show on snow, featuring the Whistler/Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School. Don't miss their infamous jump of fire!
Other Family Activities include:
Snowmobiling - Head-out on new, user-friendly snowmobiles with the whole family to explore the mountain or perhaps Whistler's backcountry. Professional guides teach you the fundamentals of snowmobiling, suit you up with helmets and Sorrel boots, and then lead you through the picturesque valley and winding mountain trails.
Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides - Enjoy an evening of exciting entertainment that all ages will love: horse-drawn sleighs carry their occupants along mountain trails up to a cabin 700 feet above the village. Relax and enjoy a hot drink as you are entertained by a real "old-fashioned" cowboy, complete with stories and rope tricks.
Snowshoeing - Snowshoeing is a great way to see wildlife on the mountain, and take a scenic nature hike: Guided tours are available on Whistler Mountain after the ski day is over. From hour-long nature tours, to more advanced full-day excursions, snowshoeing does not require any previous experience. If you know how to walk, you know how to snowshoe!
Fishing - Fly or spin fishing is a year-round activity in Whistler. Tour operators provide all gear, licenses, and pick-up from your accommodation for guided trips.
Flightseeing - Charter floatplane and helicopter tours can be organized for anyone interested in getting a bird's-eye view of Whistler. Take a scenic glacier tour, or perhaps have a heli-picnic in the majestic Coast mountain range.
Meadow Park Sports Centre - Whistler's very own Meadow Park Sports Centre offers many activities for all ages. Public, indoor skating is available daily, and the same sports complex also features a pool, with a special kid-friendly section. Free-swim times are available daily as well.
Tennis - Indoor tennis is available at the Delta Whistler Resort and The Whistler Racquet and Golf Resort. Squash courts can be booked at the Meadow Park Sports Centre.
Library - Whistler's Public Library is open to visitors interested in unwinding while they read a book, and offers a cozy children's section.
Museum - Whistler's Museum and Archives has Steve Podborski's 1982 World Cup on display, as well as his 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Bronze medal, and several of his trophies. There is also a gift shop on the premises.
Theatre - The Rainbow Theatre is Whistler's very own movie theatre where all the latest, first-run movies are shown. It is located in the Conference Centre, beside Mountain World.
Art Galleries - There are many art galleries in the village where you can peruse local and celebrity works of art. Expressions You-Paint-it Ceramics is a great place in the village to take the children, where they can pick out their own mug or dish and paint it with their very own designs.
Lodging: Whistler features several lodging options including, 12 hotel/resorts; 3 condo hotels/townhouses and some Bed n' Breakfasts. Visit their website for specials and overviews of each available location.
Amenities: On mountain restaurants - (Blackcomb) The Wizard Grill; Merlins; 18 Below; Horstman Hut; Crystal Hut; Glacier Creek; Glacier Byte Rendezvous; Christine's plus 100 other restaurants/bars located in the village. Whistler has 8 on mountain restaurants including: Garibaldi Lift Company; The Roundhouse Lodge Steeps Grill; Dusty's Harmony Hut; Jack's Junction; World Cup Cafe; Raven's Nest.
Transportation Available: National Tilden Inter-Rent car rental provides a complete range of vehicles from Vancouver International Airport and Whistler locations. Thrifty Car Rental - Thrifty Car Rental provides a wide selection of automobiles with locations at Vancouver International Airport and Whistler. Perimeter's Whistler Express - Perimeter's Whistler Express provides motorcoach service from Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver hotels to Whistler. See the schedules and rates an the website.