The peak of Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, BC consists mostly of intermediate to difficult trails with access to the Blackcomb glacier.
Blackcomb Mountain, the furthest north of the two mountains in Whistler offers many activities such as snowboarding, skiing (including summer skiing) hiking, wildlife and plant spotting, and sightseeing.
Part of Whistler's Whistler-Blackcomb ski areas, the two were once separate resorts which are now integrated. They form the largest ski areas in North America with 8,171 acres of terrain. Blackcomb is the tallest mountain of the two at 2,440m (8,000ft) above sea level with Whistler coming in at a close second at 2,182m (7,160ft).
Blackcomb Mountain first opened in 1980 and underwent a series of overhauls in its lift system. It joined with Whistler when the mountain was purchased in 1996 and became Whistler-Blackcomb as it is now know. Many of the runs on mountain are intermediate to advanced including the glacier accessible at the highest lifts. Beginners find Whistler a good starting point while advances riders prefer Blackcomb.
Blackcomb's claim to fame is its world renowned 'Couloir Extreme' run, which is one of the top ten steep in-bounds runs in the world.
One of Blackcomb Mountain's most beautiful areas is the Blackcomb Glacier located behind the main skiing area. This intermediate run is accessible by a narrow pathway but is the largest ski area with untouched snow preferential for many skiers and snowboarders. The Glacier and upper region of Blackcomb is the location of the summer skiing as the snow does not melt in the high altitudes.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Blackcomb Mountain - Skiing, Snowboarding, Biking, Hiking and ViewsIn Whistler Village, Blackcomb Mountain is the most northern of the two accessible mountains.
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