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The Best Ski Vacation Possible!

By Martin C. Lunden

Since the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler has continued to secure the spot for one of the most amazing vacation destinations in the world. Just a short two hour drive from Vancouver gets you to Whistler Village, the top ski destination year after year. It has become an icon in the ski resort industry.

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

In the old days, you couldn't really ski both mountains on the same day. You had to pick one or the other. That was just the reality of the landscape. With the vastness of the mountains, there was simply not enough time to ski both. The travel time between the two would eat up most of your day. But the Peak 2 Peak gondola, a two-mile, 11-minute horizontal journey that joins the two mountains, made that choice between the two mountains unnecessary. This amazing gondola can move 4,100 people per hour from mountain to mountain. If you are the adventurous type, be sure to check out the cabins with a glass bottom. You'll have a view unlike any other you've experienced.

It is Kid's Friendly

The Ski and Snowboard School is one of the largest in the world and it has an excellent reputation. It's a great opportunity to get your youngsters interested in skiing from world class instructors. Children of all ages will love the facilities including a Magic Castle on Blackcomb Mountain and hidden Tree Fort on Whistler Mountain.

Shop, Shop, Shop

There are over 200 shops in Whistler. Despite having a fairly small local population, the shops are varied and the quality is exceptional. The tourist class certainly feeds these shops. You can purchase whatever you need for your skiing or snowboarding in local shops throughout the village.

Eating Out

If you think you are limited to burgers and beer on the mountain, think again. Whistler has an amazing assortment of dining choices for any palate. You may be surprised at the number of choices you have. They include pubs, casual restaurants, and fine dining alternatives. Visitors will find flavours from near and far on offer in Whistler's varied eateries. You can enjoy Japanese food, savor world class Italian cuisine, or enjoy Pacific Northwest inspired dishes.


If you're looking for a wild night out, you won't have to look to far in Whistler. There is something for everyone here. Whether you are into live music, the club scene, or a quiet jazz band, Whistler has it. Be sure that you don't overlook the famous pubs of Whistler. They are sure to please and the food is second to none. Nightclubs in Whistler close at 2am (Sundays at 1am). And a further mention of early hours, the bars close at one in the morning, although patios usually close an hour earlier.

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