Whistler has long been a ‘bucket list’ resort for many skiers and there’s every reason that it would be a great place to take the family skiing.
Whistler is now North Americas largest ski area and with its excellent snow record and proximity to the wonderful city of Vancouver.
Whistler is an ideal resort to travel to if you are considering a 2-centre holiday as not only is Vancouver a great city with plenty to do, you can also use it as a base for Whale watching too. Most holidays that we sell can be made into 2 centre holidays. We have a good range of hotels to choose from in Vancouver and lots of suggestions for entertainment.
Whistlers skiing is second to none in North America, the resort has 2 mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb which are linked by the famous Peak 2 Peak gondola (try and get into the one with the glass floor – it’s amazing!).
The slopes here are wide and varied and it’s particularly good for advanced skiers with a huge number of bowls, gullies and chutes on both mountains.
There are three traffic free centres which are all pedestrianised and linked. The accommodation here is varied and starts at 3* Apart Hotels and goes up to the luxurious 5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The hotels and apart-hotels are often appointed with pools, hot tubs and spas which are a great way to relax tired, post-skiing muscles. With plenty of bars, shops and restaurants families are well catered for here. Après ski activities include an 8-screen cinema, ziplines, trekking, snow mobiling, tubing and many other activities depending on the time of year you travel. You will be spoilt for choice here.
The skiing here is great for kids and the mid station gondola on Whistler mountain has a kids-only ski area. The local ski school has great reviews for adults and children alike with small groups and excellent tuition. The ski school also uses a tracking system on each child so that they know the exact location of your child, at all times. There’s also a Family zone and Tree Fort on this mountain too, and Blackcomb mountain there’s a ‘magic castle’.... Read more