A winter vacation in Canada is the perfect way to enjoy every imaginable winter sport under safe conditions and with experienced instructors and guides. A vacation at Whistler Village in British Columbia is certain to make you want to return every year to experience the dozens of activities at varying levels of skill and expertise offered here. This lovely town of 10,000 residents nestles near two very special mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb.
Rising a mile above Whistler valley these mountains offer over 8000 acres of ski-able terrain. Everything you could want to experience on a skiing vacation is available here: steeps, deeps, chutes, high alpine bowls, glades, superb corduroy, long cruisers, and gentle rollers. One can enjoy a spring skiing vacation here too as one can ski here till June!
Three hours away from Vancouver, Whistler is easily accessible by road. Fly into Vancouver and avail yourself of the shuttle service by bus or limo to Whistler. A wonderful new way to get there is by train on the Whistler Mountaineer. The three-hour train trip from Vancouver to Whistler takes you on a spectacular journey along the oceanfront, winding through canyons and climbing the steep grades of the British Columbia Coast Mountains.
Whistler is a popular family vacation resort offering a wide range of accommodation from luxury hotels to budget lodges and condominiums for families. Early booking for winter packages can get you attractive discounts. If you are not particular of the exact dates you want to spend at Whistler, you may be lucky to get some superb last minute deals.
Skiing and snowboarding are available on slopes of varying degrees of difficulty but Whistler offers other adventures too. This is the place to go guided backcountry skiing, heli-skiing or heli-boarding by taking a helicopter to terrains with no ski lifts. The adventurous can get to nearby glaciers by helicopter and the romantic can enjoy a moonlight sleigh ride. Explore the countryside by snowmobile or dogsled with a team of Alaskan Racing Huskies. Take a ride on fully equipped, heated, 12-passenger Bombardier Snowcats to untracked powder for an introduction to powder skiing. A Whistler vacation is truly unforgettable.