Travel to Whistler Blackcomb by Charter

Whistler Blackcomb is an all season resort found in Whistler, Canada. It is found about 125 km north of Vancouver, British Columbia and it takes approximately two hours to drive to Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler Blackcomb houses the two greatest vertical-rise ski mountains, thus making it the main and the largest ski resort in North America. In terms of area, it is 50% bigger than its closest competitor, and it also have the greatest uphill lift capacity. In addition, it also had the highest vertical skiable distance by 2009.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

When facing the Whistler-Blackcomb ski area from Whistler Village, Whistler Mountain is found on the right-most (southern mountain). Its summit elevation is 2,184 meters with a total vertical drop of 1,530 meters where one is able to ski. On the other hand, Blackcomb Mountain is the left-most mountain (northern mountain) when viewing it in the same position as that of the Whistler Mountain. Its elevation is 2,240 meters and is serviced by a lift.

Initially, Whistler was considered to be part of a bid to win the Winter Olympics of 1968. It never had the chance because the bids were either being withdrawn or lost to other cities through a series of events. Despite of that challenge, the construction work for the resort commenced and by January, in the year 1966, the resort was first opened for business purposes. With time, in the 1980s and 1990s, the resort expanded widely and was considered a centerpiece of a renewed bid, especially for the portion which was near Vancouver. And in July 2003, Vancouver/ Whistler emerged with the winning bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics. You can see more travel details about getting from Vancouver to Whistler at the Whistler Village website.

Some of the events hosted by the Whistler Blackcomb included, the alpine skiing events (all gender’s Olympics and Paralympics alpine skiing disciplines of downhill), super-G, giant slalom, as well as super combined and slalom. The Dave Murray downhill course found towards the Whistler Creekside, after 50 years, hosted an Olympic downhill event. This was after being surveyed and found to be suitable for that event.

The Whistler and Blackcomb at first were separate resorts, but in 1997, they were merged together after the BC real estate firm which had developed the Blackcomb bought Whistler. The same firm over some time also purchased other ski resorts across North America, and later expanded into golf and other resorts too.

Features of Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler has a total of 20 operational lifts, seven high-speed quad chair (detachable) and two fixed grip chair lifts among others. Whistler Blackcomb also has Peak 2 Peak Gondola which is used for locomotion between the two mountain tops; the Whistler and the Blackcomb. Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a worldwide record holder of not only being the highest, but also the longest unsupported cable car span.

About two million visitors come to Whistler Blackcomb every year. This has made the place very popular and the most visited ski resort ever. Whistler Blackcomb activities are all seasons, ranging from shredding during the winters to bike racing on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park during summer seasons, just but to mention a few because there are endless options for you to choose on once you visit this place.

It has magnificent pedestrian village which consists of many restaurants, cafes, shops, patios, galleries and spas. The place is also surrounded with breathtaking scenery. Whistler Blackcomb is a spectaculars four season resort for you to visit.

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