Nestled in the Southern Pacific Range of the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, flanked by towering glaciated mountains at the headwaters of the Green River, rests the most magnificent resort destination found anywhere in North America, Whistler Blackcomb. The Whistler Valley boasts spectacular views and breathtaking vistas with the Garibaldi Mountains on one side and the four ranges of what is the Pemberton Ice Field on the other. With an average snowfall of over 458 inches, or an unbelievable 38 feet per year, these side by side mountains combined, offer over 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls and 3 glaciers on 8,171 acres of truly exhilarating terrain which climes to over 8,000 vertical feet. While an investment of $6.2 million in 2014 on new gondola cabins, featuring top to bottom reinforced glass walls, has dramatically improve the ride to the summit, making it possible for 8 passengers to sit comfortably and enjoy the panoramic views. Located only 125 kilometers or 78 miles up the Sea to Sky highway from the City of Vancouver; this one of a kind, World Class Resort is easily accessible to all. The Vancouver International Airport, which is the second busiest airport in Canada winning the Skytrax Best North American Airport award from 2010 through 2015 warmly greets travellers from around the world with open arms, year in, year out, looking to enjoy a once in life time holiday experience at Whistler. Shuttle buses and private livery services whisk new arrivals and seasoned travelers to and from this dream destination daily with the precision of a fine Swiss watch, while courteous hotelier staff waits to cater to your every need.
Accommodations conveniently located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler Village, Village North, Upper Village and Creekside, come in all shapes and sizes, to suite any lifestyle or budget. Select an economical open concept studio or a luxury single or double bedroom suite, with all the latest amenities and conveniences, spectacular mountain views, private balconies, hot tubes and parking. Choose from large ski in, ski out, luxury condominiums to stately 4 bedroom luxury homes with fully equipped kitchens, private balconies, outdoor pools and private hot tubs for larger groups or families, at Whistler the choice is limitless. All participating hotels offer twenty four hour check in and other guest services such as, regular hotel shuttles, free wireless internet, professional room service, concierge, daily housekeeping and ski valet just to name a few. When it comes to incredible mountain retreats the Fairmont Chateau Whistler stands alone at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain and is known worldwide for impeccable service, outstanding cuisine, luxurious suites and first class single room accommodations. The Pan Pacific is another example of excellence in amenities and service, offering free wireless internet, a sauna, heated saltwater pool, two outdoor hot tubs, and a fitness centre with a full range of spa treatments at the Whistler Blackcomb Day Spa located in the hotel. When mixing business with pleasure, the Westin Resort and Spa, comes to mind, offering a residential style, pet friendly, all suite luxury conference hotel just steps from the excitement of the pedestrian village and both mountain gondolas. The Westin also offers fine dining at the Grill & Vine, a culinary must when visiting Whistler Blackcomb and the Fire Rock Lounge an ideal setting for friends and family to get together after a day on the slopes.
The always popular Avello Spa & Heath Club located inside the Westin is a also favorite après ski rendezvous. In addition to the multitude of in house hotel services, the list of on site, guest services goes on and on, such as private ski or golf lessons with a certified ski instructor or course pro, personalized training courses, yoga and fitness retreats, from backcountry adventures and camps to bike and golf equipment rentals during the summer months, Whistler Blackcomb has it all.
Let’s talk about real estate investment opportunities at Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia. An excellent selection of real estate options are currently available for those of you who never want to leave, open concept studios with vaulted ceilings, luxury ski in ski out condominiums with spacious floor plans and private balconies or large executive single family dwellings. Professional courteous agents are always standing by ready to help make your dreams come true. During your next visit just ask your hotel concierge to make an appointment with a member of the real estate association and tour the possibilities without any obligation what so ever. Whether you’re interested in a first home, investment property or a luxury getaway in the mountains Whistler is the place to be. Resort homebuyers come to Whistler from around the world to be part of the action and diverse personality of the region. The real estate market is competitive and always brisk making it ideal for long or short term investment opportunities. Qualified members of the local real estate association have full access to all the listings to make sure potential clients choose the right property at the right price.
Last but not least, let’s talk about the wide selection of friendly bistros and fine restaurants that welcome locals and tourists alike to a veritable smorgasbord of fabulous cuisine that bears the unmistakable influence of noted culinary masters and pastry chefs. Names like the Garibaldi Lift Company Bar and Grill, the Bearfoot Bistro, Hy’s Steakhouse and Araxi come to mind, just to name a few. While many inviting bars and sophisticated lounge venues serve up that legendary Whistler Blackcomb evening entertainment nightly such as Garfinkel’s, The Longhorn Saloon and Tommy Africa’s are always sure to keep things interesting into the early hours. Outdoor terraces where couples or groups can take the time to relax in the shade during the summer months or enjoy a cozy blast of warmth from a mobile heater during the winter months also provide a great setting for a late afternoon bottle of wine or cocktails before dinner. Explore the riches of Whistler Blackcomb restaurants during your next visit, take the time to investigate and get a sense of what's available and know that you'll find that perfect restaurant with incredible food plus that special ambience to match. The culinary excellence at this World Class Resort Destination is unmatched, while friendly service staff is always eager to make your dining experience a memorable event. So during your next visit to Whistler Blackcomb be sure to take full advantage of the wide variety of bistros, restaurants and bars all with an excellent reputation for service and unparalleled customer satisfaction.