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Whistler Blackcomb Mountains, British Columbia

Greatest Vertical Drop in North America

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,165 centimetres (459 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.


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Mountain Statistics for Whistler Blackcomb Mountains
Base Elevation: 2,140 ft (652 meters)
Summit Elevation: 7,494 ft (2,284 m)
Vertical Drop: 5,280 ft (1,609 m)
Skiable Area: 8,171 acres (3,308 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 459 in (1,166 cm)
Longest Run: 36,960 ft (11,265 m)
Snowmaking: 10 %
Number of Lifts: 37
Uphill Lift Capacity: 65,507 per hour
Types of Lifts: 15 Surface Lifts
4 Triple Chairs
1 Double Chair
13 Hi-Speed Quads
1 Hi-Speed Six
3 Hi-Speed Gondolas
1 Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Number of Trails: 200
Trail Ratings for Whistler Blackcomb Mountains
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 55%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 25%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Whistler Blackcomb Mountains
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Heli-Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 28 km
Half Pipe: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes