THOMAS’S TRIP TO WHISTLER, CANADA.
5 NIGHTS/1 STOP
One of the larget ski area in North America .
I’m skiing in Europe since I’m 3 years old and was looking for a ski area as large as those found in Europe. Whistler has an amazing ski terrain with a vertical drop of 5278 feet or 1600 m. When the snow conditions are good you can ski from the summit (7493 feet-2283 m) to 2214 feet -674 m). They have 22% of advanced run and 5% of expert run. They also have the longest continuous lift system in the world that will take you from one mountain to another. You are never bored and will discover new slopes every day.
Thomas’s Travel Profile
SLALOM SKIING, TENNIS, WAKEBOARDING
NEW CULTURE & ADVENTURE
FREQUENT TRAVELER: LIVED IN MANY COUNTRIES
Arrival airport: Vancouver International Airport
Departure airport: New York JFK
6 hours direct flight with Cathay Pacific
Possibility to find very cheap flights
The timetable of Cathay Pacific is perfect to get the most out of your ski days.
Total/person: 1650 $ for 4 nights
Lodging + Ski Lift tickets: 1000 $/pp for 4 nights/4 days skiing
Flights : 600 $/pp (direct flight)
Local transport (rental car): 50 $/pp
Vancouver Intl airport
Whistler Ski Base area
VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORT
BLACKCOMB AND WHISTLER
In the morning, you can either take the gondola to the Whistler mountain or the one to the Blackcomb mountain. During the day, you can easily switch from one mountain to another by using the Gondola Peak 2 Peak that will take you from one mountain to another. This is the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop.
GOOD TO KNOW
We stayed in Whistler Village at walking distance to the gondolas. Those will take you up to either the Whistler mountain or to the Blackcomb mountain. However there are other choices. Check here to check Whistler lodging map.
We rented a car to drive from Vancouver to Whistler. The road trip is beautiful with amazing views of British Columbia. The bus is another option but it is less flexible.
Check out early winter deals on the Whistler-Blackcomb internet site. You can get very interesting lodging deals including ski lift tickets.
The Whistler mountain seems to be easier for less experienced skiers or kids.
The base altitude in Whistler is very low (2412 feet-673 m) The best time to travel to Whistler would be from December to early February.
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