Whistler is one of the greatest ski resorts in the world. Even the very casual ski enthusiast knows the reputation of Whistler. There are so many options for the visitor when they come to Whistler, both on and off the mountains. The mountain is not too difficult for the beginner, as there are numerous runs for every skill level. The beginner and the expert can equally enjoy Whistler. Situated in the Coast Mountains between two lakes, Whistler is a top destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, particularly skiers and snowboarders.
Cruising from top to bottom on either mountain takes time, as a total of 8,171 skiable acres demands. It is a really incredible and vast ski playground. But don’t worry about slow lifts or extended line ups. Whistler boasts world class lifts and gondolas. And the ski hills are nicely groomed. There are a multitude of routes available for cross country skiing and the snowshoe routes can offer some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see. There are over 200 shops in Whistler. The shops are varied and the quality is exceptional, despite the fact that the village has a relatively small local population.
Whistler ski resort is very accessible from Vancouver. It is roughly two hours from the city in winter conditions. Because it is so close to the city, a lot of locals will simply take a day trip for the skiing. There are a number of charter companies that offer excellent transfer services on a private basis directly from Vancouver airport to Whistler. As soon as you arrive at the airport, you will picked up and taken to your hotel. Most shuttle charters use vehicles that have room to safely store ski and snowboard equipment. As well, drivers are fully capable of handling and packing your equipment.
A Beautiful and Charming Village
Skiing is what people come here for in the winter, but there is much more to offer in this picturesque little village. The wide variety of cuisine available in the village could tempt you to stay off the mountain. It is definitely a great way to break up your day. You can find an excellent selection of food within walking distance of one another. You can try tapas, asian, fusion, pub food or even fine dining if that’s what you wanted.
When you explore the village, you can really get caught up in the excitement and atmosphere that always seems to be part of Whistler life. The really great thing is that although the village is relatively small, it has an active nightlife.
Simply put, this is a wonderful choice for a skiing vacation. The proximity to the Vancouver airport and Vancouver itself, as well as the variety of accommodations options for every budget make this a resort and destination that is hard to match in terms of overall quality.
Most transfers from Vancouver to Whistler have a return package. The prices are competitive and this kind of transportation option really makes this a stress free vacation.