Summertime in Whistler is the season of the collective sigh by visitors and locals alike, when the fevered rush for fresh tracks slips into a warm-weather meander, in which the most important thing on your “To Do” list is to soak up as much sunshine as possible.
When the lifts shut down and skiers and boarders put their gear away, the village springs to life with celebrations of another epic day on the hill. For many, nothing compares to live music to keep the party going. As epic as the terrain and snow is, the après-ski and nightlife scenes are second to none.
Take one step inside the Purebread bakery doors, and you’ll find yourself floating on the heavenly scent of freshly baked bread. There is a dizzying selection of hand-made, organic loaves to choose from, such as the flavourful cheddar jalapeno, classic rustic baguettes, hazelnut fig and the deliciously chewy paesano.
With 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, Whistler Blackcomb holds the title of North America’s largest ski resort by a longshot. Millions of people come from around the world to ski or ride the massive slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb, but some might be a bit surprised by the terrain one finds within the resort boundaries.
Early this spring, Whistler Blackcomb’s construction crews began clearing snow and blasting rock for two new chairlifts, both slated to open for this winter’s ski season. Upgrading the Crystal and Harmony Chairs has long been part of the resort’s master plan, but this year the decision was made to install both, making this Whistler Blackcomb’s biggest construction project since the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
It is no secret that Whistler boasts some of the most stunning natural terrain on the planet. The mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests are likely the main reason that you have come here. While we are happy to show you the natural splendour, there are times when you might want to spend some time inside where it’s warm and dry.
There are few things that can be more painful and frustrating than ill-fitting ski boots. Blisters, jammed toes and sore ankles are an all-too common experience for skiers, let alone the emotional distress of having your day or entire vacation ruined because you can’t enjoy yourself on the slopes.
Stompin’ Tom wrote and recorded “The Hockey Song” in the wake of the momentous Canada-USSR Summit Series, in which Canadian hockey pride, shaken to its foundations by the unexpected virtuosity of the Soviet game, was barely salvaged in the final seconds of the final game by what has become known simply as “The Goal”.
Whistler, without a doubt, offers some of the best snowmobiling experiences in the world. With over 15 different areas to ride within an hour’s drive of town, the riding ranges from deep trees and pillows to wide open high alpine glaciers that go on as far as the eye can see.
In February and March of 2010, Whistler hosted the biggest celebration of the town’s history when it welcomed the world for the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. The entire village was packed with tens of thousands of athletes and spectators witnessing the pinnacle of human performance.
In a resort town committed to ensuring everyone has a good time, you don’t have to wait until the weekend to have a great night out. Party every night of the week at high-energy hot spots that are guaranteed to have a dance floor packed with beautiful, smiling faces.
Craving a sweet snack? Then a visit to a Euro Snack hut is a “must-do”. Experience the thrill of a lifetime with an adrenalin pumping, heart pounding solo trip down the Whistler Sliding Centre ice. Glide in the fresh air. Feel the fire.