What’s that you say? You want a serious ski resort? Okay, what about the resort that hosted a Winter Olympics? Yes, thought you’d like that!
Whistler is seriously huge, which is how it ended up hosting the Vancouver 2010 Games: it’s a global legend in winter sports, blessed with vast peaks, a long season, varied terrain, and an impeccable snow record. The two huge linked mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, boast more than 8000 acres of terrain, featuring over 200 marked trails, three glaciers, a mile of vertical, and twelve alpine bowls.
'The two huge linked mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, boast more than 8000 acres of terrain'
And if you’re an expert bringing along a nervous beginner (or vice versa!) then you can be reassured by a huge range of varied levels for skiing and snowboarding.
Whistler has the most slopeside accommodation of any North American resort, so you can get out of bed and head straight to the runs, and the entertainment after hours is seriously excellent, with a huge selection of restaurants ranging from sushi to its very own steakhouse.