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Whistler Blackcomb review: 53 facts and highlights

Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb
84
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Why is Whistler Blackcomb better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    200vs60.8
  • Mountain height
    2181metersvs1140.23meters
  • Restaurants
    72vs30.51
  • Longest run
    11kmvs6.68km
  • Hotels and hostels
    30vs18.75
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    17vs6.25
  • Snowfall march
    90inchesvs72.62inches
  • Ski lifts total capacity
    67307vs29204.7

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

2181meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

137km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

675meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

1609meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Whistler Blackcomb

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

6.has lake/s
Whistler Blackcomb

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

200

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Whistler Blackcomb

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.skiable area

33.06km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Whistler Blackcomb

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Whistler Blackcomb

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.longest run

11km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

Leisure

1.restaurants

72

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
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Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

3.restaurants on the slopes

17

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.Has a bobsled track
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This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

5.Has snowmobile circuit
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A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

6.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

30

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

3.Has camping facilities
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Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

4.chalets

3

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

5.number of five star hotels

1

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

6.number of kindergartens

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

Snowfall

1.snowfall march

90inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.seasonal snowfall

71.5inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

3.snowfall december

135inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

4.snowfall april

24inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall november

85inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

6.snowfall january

46inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

Miscellaneous

1.average temperature

-3.3°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

-3.3°C

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