Guidebook

Whistler: The Ultimate Big Mountain Ski Experience

Discover Canada’s legendary Whistler Blackcomb Resort with this expansive collection of adventures.

Description

Everything about Whistler comes in extra large proportions: 12 meters of average snowfall per year, 1610m of vertical and 8,171 acres of diverse terrain spread across two massive side-by-side mountains, Blackcomb and Whistler. With 200 + marked trails ranging from green groomers to blue cruisers and gnarly blacks, plus alpine bowls, chutes glades and steeps, everyone- from families to racers, will gorge delightedly on these mighty twin peaks. On top of that there’s the dramatic mountain scenery, a record breaking high-speed integrated lift system and chilled Canadian vibes, which help to consistently place Whistler in the number 1 spot for Ski Resorts in North America.

In 2010 Whistler hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which brought in millions of dollars’ worth of expansion and improvements to the town and slopes. With tonnes of great restaurants, lively bars, spas, and everything from scenic helicopter rides to a buzzing live music scene, Whistler ticks all the boxes. The location is also prime: 2 hours from Vancouver and 4 from Seattle, so it’s no surprise that Whistler gets madly busy, especially at weekends and during the holidays.

Sources: https://www.whistler.com/skiing/
https://www.snowmagazine.com/features/1246-focus-on/whistler-breckenridge-and-vail-3-awesome-ski-resorts-worth-crossing-the-pond-for

Chamonix Chutes

Chamonix Chutes

Whistler
0.1 km
53 m
36 °
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Chamonix Chutes

Chamonix Chutes

Whistler
0.1 km
72 m
45 °
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Cross Roads

Cross Roads

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
86 m
19 °
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Harmony Ridge

Harmony Ridge

Whistler Blackcomb
2.1 km
482 m
26 °
Groomer that cruises along the ridge as well as offering you access to some of the great advanced and expert terrain in the area
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Low Roll

Low Roll

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
169 m
28 °
Good line in terms of length and steepness accessed off Harmony Ridge
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Die Hard

Die Hard

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
150 m
33 °
Short and steep line located skier's left of the Harmony Waterfall
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Harmony Horseshoes

Harmony Horseshoes

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
167 m
31 °
Up to eight different chutes located off Harmony Ridge
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Boomer Bowl

Boomer Bowl

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
141 m
33 °
Very popular wide open bowl just above the treeline
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Old Man

Old Man

Whistler Blackcomb
1.1 km
192 m
24 °
Short groomer leading to the base of Franz's Chair from the Peak Express
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Franz's Meadows

Franz's Meadows

Whistler Blackcomb
1.1 km
220 m
27 °
Wide open bowl located below the Roundhouse
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Little Red Run

Little Red Run

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
135 m
20 °
Groomer located skier's left of the Big Red Express
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Stefan's Chute

Stefan's Chute

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
185 m
42 °
Steep line that drops into the center of West Bowl
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
The Saddle

The Saddle

Whistler Blackcomb
1.4 km
318 m
30 °
Steep and fast groomer run
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Burnt Stew Trail

Burnt Stew Trail

Whistler Blackcomb
4.1 km
528 m
26 °
Road running from the top of the Harmony Express to the bottom, weaving through the Symphony zone in between
Green (Easy)
Private
The Cirque

The Cirque

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
205 m
43 °
The line located skier's right of The Couloir, very narrow and steep entrance funneling between the rocks
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
The Couloir

The Couloir

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
190 m
41 °
A classic steep and tight line
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Adagio

Adagio

Whistler Blackcomb
2.2 km
389 m
21 °
Long and enjoyable groomer offering great views
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
West Ridge

West Ridge

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
93 m
30 °
Ridge seperating West Bowl and Whistler Bowl
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Grande Finale

Grande Finale

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
130 m
33 °
Mogul run located on lower Whistler Bowl - leading to Highway 86
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Encore Ridge

Encore Ridge

Whistler Blackcomb
2.4 km
495 m
30 °
-
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Glissando Glades

Glissando Glades

Whistler Blackcomb
1.2 km
169 m
29 °
Glades in the Symphony Zone on a slope that is relatively less steep
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Matthew's Traverse

Matthew's Traverse

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
80 m
24 °
Green (Easy)
Private
Showcase

Showcase

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
124 m
39 °
Short and steep groomer running parallel to the T-Bar
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Blackcomb Glacier

Blackcomb Glacier

Whistler Blackcomb
2.9 km
613 m
33 °
-
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Secret Bowl

Secret Bowl

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
177 m
25 °
Great selection of lines and chutes which funnel into the Jersey Cream bowl
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Jolly Green Giant

Jolly Green Giant

Whistler Blackcomb
1.7 km
386 m
25 °
Long groomer with a lower slope gradient
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Camel Backs

Camel Backs

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
49 m
26 °
Two identifiable mounds of snow on the left and right of the Harmony Express Lift
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Upper Panorama

Upper Panorama

Whistler Blackcomb
1.6 km
349 m
29 °
Cruiser that runs below the 7th Heaven Express up top
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Lower Cloud Nine

Lower Cloud Nine

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
128 m
23 °
Enjoyable cruiser with breathtaking views of the Coast Mountains
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
West Cirque

West Cirque

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
202 m
44 °
Ultra steep face located in Whistler Bowl
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Secret Chute

Secret Chute

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
120 m
40 °
Chute between the rocks located in the lower portion of the bowl
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Jersey Cream Road

Jersey Cream Road

Whistler Blackcomb
1.0 km
1 m
22 °
Cruisy beginner run leading to Glacier Creek
Green (Easy)
Private
Monday's

Monday's

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
173 m
46 °
Highest possible entrance into West Bowl, skier's right of the Ski Area Boundary
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Lower Ratfink

Lower Ratfink

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
83 m
19 °
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
The School Yard

The School Yard

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
99 m
18 °
Green (Easy)
Private
Green Acres

Green Acres

Whistler Blackcomb
0.9 km
248 m
24 °
Green (Easy)
Private
Headwall

Headwall

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
176 m
39 °
Wide open run located skier's right of the T-bars
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Pig Alley

Pig Alley

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
37 m
15 °
Green (Easy)
Private
Angel Dust

Angel Dust

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
197 m
24 °
Classic 7th Heaven mogul run
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Upper Olympic

Upper Olympic

Whistler Blackcomb
1.0 km
268 m
24 °
Very crowded, busy learning designated learning area
Green (Easy)
Private
In Deep

In Deep

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
149 m
23 °
Two tree lines through the lower glades
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Lower Fantastic

Lower Fantastic

Whistler Blackcomb
1.3 km
254 m
23 °
One of the ski out options to Skier's Plaza
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Seppo's

Seppo's

Whistler Blackcomb
1.3 km
416 m
29 °
Mogul run intersecting the Garbanzo lift line, unique fall line
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Upper Fantastic

Upper Fantastic

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
126 m
17 °
Running skier's left of the Olympic Chair, the only mellow terrain in the area not apart of the designated learning area and slow zone
Green (Easy)
Private
Blackcomb Glacier Road

Blackcomb Glacier Road

Whistler Blackcomb
2.7 km
399 m
33 °
Only intermediate trail available if you are wishing to ski the Blackcomb Glacier. Provides amazing views and easier access to this amazing area.
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Bear Paw

Bear Paw

Whistler Blackcomb
1.2 km
375 m
26 °
Groomed, long run with a relatively mellow slope gradient for an advanced run
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
It Happens

It Happens

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
125 m
17 °
Designated learning area and slow zone in the Olympic area
Green (Easy)
Private
Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
84 m
11 °
Narrow, mostly flat beginner run
Green (Easy)
Private
Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
182 m
25 °
Wide open, quiet and enjoyable groomer spanning the top half of the Excelerator zone
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Blowdown

Blowdown

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
195 m
28 °
Short and relatively tame mogul run.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
The Saudan Couloir

The Saudan Couloir

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
337 m
49 °
Very popular tight and steep couloir, also known as the Couloir Extreme.
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Honeycomb

Honeycomb

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
26 °
Underrated groomer located in the Excelerator zone
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Cruiser

Cruiser

Whistler Blackcomb
2.0 km
606 m
29 °
A long, quality cruiser
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Marmot

Marmot

Whistler Blackcomb
1.2 km
163 m
22 °
Connector route from the Roundhouse to the base of the Harmony Express
Green (Easy)
Private
Ridge Runner

Ridge Runner

Whistler Blackcomb
1.9 km
480 m
28 °
Lengthy and enjoyable groomer in the Crystal zone
Private
Upper Cloud Nine

Upper Cloud Nine

Whistler Blackcomb
1.0 km
307 m
40 °
One of the most scenic and lengthy runs available on either mountain. Hard to beat this cruiser on a sunny day!
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Xhiggy's Meadow

Xhiggy's Meadow

Whistler Blackcomb
1.0 km
321 m
42 °
Wide open terrain below Lakeside Bowl
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Easy Out

Easy Out

Whistler Blackcomb
3.8 km
616 m
23 °
Easy groomer and a designated learning area running the length of the Catskinner Chair.
Green (Easy)
Private
Zig Zag

Zig Zag

Whistler Blackcomb
1.3 km
360 m
29 °
Cruisy run zig-zagging through the forest
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Jersey Cream

Jersey Cream

Whistler Blackcomb
1.7 km
372 m
24 °
Cruisy groomer that winds through the Jersey Cream zone
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Ratfink

Ratfink

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
183 m
23 °
Longer mogul run beginning from the top of the Emerald Express
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Ego Bowl

Ego Bowl

Whistler Blackcomb
2.0 km
419 m
21 °
Mellow terrain leading back to the base of the Emerald Express
Green (Easy)
Private
Crystal Road

Crystal Road

Whistler Blackcomb
2.4 km
302 m
30 °
Continuation of the Crystal Traverse flat road that leads to the Glacier Creek base.
Green (Easy)
Private
Springboard

Springboard

Whistler Blackcomb
2.0 km
599 m
28 °
A fun, long groomer spanning the length of the Solar Coaster Express. This run allows you to pick up lots of speed and rip down the hill!
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Village Run

Village Run

Whistler Blackcomb
1.3 km
147 m
20 °
Connector route leading you to Whistler Village
Green (Easy)
Private
Orange Peel

Orange Peel

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
113 m
22 °
Groomer running to the left of the upper pitches of the Upper Dave Murray Downhill
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Crabapple

Crabapple

Whistler Blackcomb
1.4 km
246 m
23 °
More intermediate option for a ski out to skier's plaza
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Little Whistler

Little Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
144 m
32 °
Very popular mogul run underneath the top pitch of the Harmony Express
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Harmony Piste

Harmony Piste

Whistler Blackcomb
1.8 km
376 m
24 °
Long and enjoyable groomer offering great views starting from Pika's Traverse
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Papoose

Papoose

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
90 m
16 °
Mellow, uncrowded run good for cruising
Green (Easy)
Private
Grub Stake

Grub Stake

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
239 m
28 °
A short cut found off of Green Line, joining back up lower down
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Lower Whiskey Jack

Lower Whiskey Jack

Whistler Blackcomb
1.2 km
262 m
24 °
Very busy run leading to the base of the Emerald Express
Green (Easy)
Private
Dapper's Delight

Dapper's Delight

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
163 m
38 °
Short mogul run leading to the base of the Harmony Express
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Wild Card

Wild Card

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
154 m
33 °
Short not overly steep mogul run leading to Franz's
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Banana Peel

Banana Peel

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
73 m
20 °
Longer-length groomer located skier's left of Orange Peel
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Lower Panorama

Lower Panorama

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
182 m
26 °
Popular groomer that drops you off at the bottom of the 7th Heaven Express
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Kadenwood

Kadenwood

Whistler
0.3 km
44 m
15 °
Links the Kadenwood Houses with the Creekside Base
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Left Hook

Left Hook

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
138 m
34 °
The gladed section located beside Shale Slope
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Big Timber

Big Timber

Whistler Blackcomb
1.7 km
428 m
29 °
An unrefined version of Lower Peak to Creek
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Highway 86

Highway 86

Whistler Blackcomb
2.3 km
312 m
28 °
Connector route leading to Midstation
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Lower Olympic

Lower Olympic

Whistler Blackcomb
2.1 km
333 m
23 °
Very gentle slope leading to the Village
Green (Easy)
Private
Shorthorn

Shorthorn

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
133 m
21 °
Groomer cutting across from Green Line onto Lower Cruiser
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Mid Olympic

Mid Olympic

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
119 m
18 °
Green (Easy)
Private
Tokum

Tokum

Whistler Blackcomb
0.9 km
256 m
29 °
Fun groomer launching off from the Upper Dave Murray Downhill
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Bear Cub

Bear Cub

Whistler Blackcomb
2.0 km
298 m
30 °
Designated slow zone and learning area beginning off Franz's Chair
Green (Easy)
Private
7th Avenue

7th Avenue

Whistler Blackcomb
2.5 km
262 m
18 °
Flat traverse to the bottom of the 7th Heaven Express
Green (Easy)
Private
Club 21

Club 21

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
139 m
24 °
Well-spaced trees in the lower glades
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Expressway (Lower Mountain)

Expressway (Lower Mountain)

Whistler Blackcomb
2.4 km
316 m
19 °
Flat road linking Midstation with the Garbanzo Express
Green (Easy)
Private
Glacier Bowl

Glacier Bowl

Whistler Blackcomb
0.9 km
251 m
35 °
Wind sheltered bowl with a variety of entry points for skier's of different abilities
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Old Crow

Old Crow

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
115 m
19 °
Quick diversion splitting off to the left of Lower Whiskey Jack and joining back up further below
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Frog Hollow

Frog Hollow

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
248 m
30 °
Gladed skiing leading to Highway 86
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Shale Slope

Shale Slope

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
178 m
37 °
A classic Whistler run - whether you encounter powder or moguls!
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Raven

Raven

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
205 m
29 °
Great entry level black diamond run - short, groomed and has a relatively mellow slope gradient
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Cougar

Cougar

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
121 m
17 °
Run now part of the Habitat Terrain Park - M & L jib and jump line
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Pony Trail

Pony Trail

Whistler Blackcomb
3.3 km
536 m
25 °
Beginner friendly road starting from the Chic Pea, continues onto mid-station before turning into Expressway
Green (Easy)
Private
Sluiceway

Sluiceway

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
112 m
20 °
Short, groomed run leading you back to the base of 7th Heaven
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Pika's Traverse

Pika's Traverse

Whistler Blackcomb
2.0 km
280 m
21 °
Beginner friendly cat-track that weaves through the high alpine and leads back to the Roundhouse lodge
Green (Easy)
Private
Everglades

Everglades

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
266 m
29 °
Fun and accessible area that winds through the trees
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
164 m
22 °
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Pruned Paradise

Pruned Paradise

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
105 m
31 °
Quick run through the trees between Green Line and Lower Gear Jammer
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private