It’s likely that you know of at least one person who’s whiled away a winter (or two) doing a ski season in this world-class resort – even if it’s just cousin of a uni friend, we’ve all had to listen to the gloatings of how totally “rad” Whistler is. Ok, so that may have been a tad annoying, but don’t let it put you off hitting up this year-round resort, because – as much as we hate to say it – Whistler really is, well, pretty rad.
Known worldwide for being Canada’s finest – and most impressively snow-coated – winter resort, this location offers up some pretty striking, snow-globe worthy scenes. But there’s a reason why Whistler’s summer visitors are slowly starting to overtake the number of winter sports fanatics that flock here during the colder months. This lush resort makes for a whole new meaning of an alpine retreat.
Don’t consider yourself an outdoorsy type? The picturesque peaks of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains will soon have you swayed. The wildlife is top-notch, with the population of black bears being the headline act, and whatever the weather, the sport offerings really are never ending. So, from slow strolling to harder-going hiking and steady snowshoeing to sublime skiing, you’ll be sure to find something that takes your fancy.
But it’s not just the dramatic terrain that makes this destination so special, the quaint purpose-built town provides plenty to keep you occupied too. There are fine dining hotspots, lively watering holes and scandi inspired spas abound, whilst a bit of après is just a way of life – and with some of the best craft-beer around, it’s not an activity that you’ll want to miss out on. Unwinding with a few beers after a day on the slopes is simply part and parcel of an authentic Canadian experience.
Add Whistler to your itinerary and you’ll awake every morning to an alpine dream – go on, you know you want to.
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Whether hiking, biking or even skiing is your thing, a summer in Whistler offers up world-class opportunities. Then there’s the big-name wildlife, breathtaking vistas and oh-so-pretty resort town. Whatever the weather, you’ll be kept busy, that’s for sure.
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Combined with its neighbouring mountain – limelight stealing Whistler – Blackcomb makes up one half of the best ski resorts in the world. But, come summer, when the majority of its snow has melted away, this peaks sights are equally impressive. Think lush green forests, glittering cyan lakes and wildflower strewn slopes, all making for some pretty epic hiking opportunities.Discover more
One trip to Whistler and it will soon become clear as to why this destination is famous for its picturesque peaks. Eager to hear more? Have a read of our blogs.
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