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Whistler Blackcomb

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Whistler Blackcomb review: 53 facts and highlights

Whistler Blackcomb
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Whistler Blackcomb

How does Whistler Blackcomb compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
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    200vs60.8
  • Restaurants
    ?

    72vs30.51
  • Mountain height
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    2181metersvs1140.23meters
  • Trails (medium)
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    110vs24.57
  • Ski lifts total capacity
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    67307vs29204.7
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    ?

    17vs6.25
  • Longest run
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    11kmvs6.68km
  • Opening hours
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    8.5hoursvs7.82hours

General info

1.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.
2.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.
3.opening hours

8.5hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
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.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

200

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

33.06km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

110

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
4.ski lifts total capacity

67307

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
5.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.
6.longest run

11km

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

72

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.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.
3.number of museums

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of cinemas

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.hiking trails

6

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

30

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.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.
3.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, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
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.
6.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!

Snowfall

1.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.
2.snowfall december

135inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
3.snowfall november

85inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
4.snowfall march

90inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall february

50inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
6.snowfall april

24inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Miscellaneous

1.average temperature

-3.3°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

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