Ask anyone to name a ski resort in Canada, and they would probably say Whistler - or Whistler-Blackcomb to give it its full title. This is the go-to resort in Canada, able to boast the most terrain, the most snowfall, the best resort centre... you name it, Whistler-Blackcomb has got it.
A beautiful 2 hours drive from Vancouver airport along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway.
Whistler's ski season runs from November to June and most years snowfall tops 10 metres. The skiing is divided between the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb - linked by the Peak to Peak gondola - and it is hard to beat the range of skiing. Beginners to experts are catered for; the latter with powder bowls, couloirs and testing tree-skiing.
Once the snow has finally melted, the mountains become a haven for downhill cyclists. Down at village level, visitors enjoy golf, time by the lake, bear-viewing, white-water rafting...
The Whistler-Blackcomb property market is as extensive as the ski area. Property options range from timeshares in Intrawest developments through Four Seasons residences to generously-proportioned condos and chalets in expansive acres. There is a range too in the type of architecture on offer from chalet-style houses to contemporary ranch houses. Whistler also wins for year-round rentals.
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