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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Winter In Whistler

A luxury ski holiday in Whistler Blackcomb means skiing and riding on 8,000 plus acres of terrain and much more. There is a staggering selection of winter activities to experience including heli skiing, bungee jumping, sleigh rides, ski lessons, fishing, aerial sightseeing, snowmobiling and ice climbing. Ranked as one of the best mountain resorts in North America, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains is officially open for skiing on 22nd November. When it comes to skiing and snowboarding there is always more you will get in Whistler, more lifts, more beginner runs and more deep bowls. When you come down from the mountains there’s still plenty to do in Whistler Village, designed with visitors in mind.

Whistler village has more than 200 shops and 90 restaurants as well as spas and shops to experience. The village is a real shopper’s paradise with a pedestrian friendly environment and plazas filled with boutiques, galleries and theatres. Made even more impressive by its West Coast architecture features set amongst spectacular mountain views.

Just footsteps from the hills you can enjoy mountain views accompanied by live music and there is a unique apr├Ęs ski spot for every taste. The resort lies 75 miles north of Vancouver in the midst of the West Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It’s within easy reach of Vancouver International Airport by 2 hour drive along the ‘Sea to Sky’ Highway.

Record snowfall of 14.16 meters, more than 200 ski runs, the longest ski season in Canada and the largest ski area in North America with the 2 mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb to choose from make this resort like no other. There are numerous ski and snowboard schools with specially developed kids programs and courses for all abilities, designed to improve your ski or snowboarding holiday. Whistler boasts 3 parks and 1 super pipe whilst the award winning Nintendo Park has terrain suited to novices and experts. You may prefer to watch all the snowboard action from a distance and the Catskinner chair offers a great vantage point.

Whistler is a natural all year round playground. Spring and summer activities include championship golf on courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, amongst other experts, mountain biking, rock climbing, helicopter rides, sailing and nature tours.

A stay in Whistler Village or Blackcomb offers fantastic skiing for all abilities, an efficient lift system and spectacular scenery all on your doorstep-a real luxury ski holiday.

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