Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler

One of Whistler, British Columbia's most stunning locales are at the peak's of its two mountains. Blackcomb mountain with its stunning glacier at its peak which supports summer skiing, it is a treeless and snow filled area which is frequented by many people looking to get off the beaten trails on the mountainside. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The peak of Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, BC consists mostly of intermediate to difficult trails with access to the Blackcomb glacier.

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One of two mountains in the Whistler-Blackcomb resort in Whistler, British Columbia, Blackcomb contains some of the most challenging runs in North America. Since its opening in 1980, Blackcomb has been enjoyed by millions who visit the resort as a top skiing and snowboarding destination while also offering summer skiing, hiking trails and views. Rising 2,440 meters above sea level it offers glacier access, beginner to advanced hills including the Couloir Extreme trail, one of the top ten steep in-bounds runs in the world.

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.

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Blackcomb Mountain is one of two mountains avaliable in Whistler, BC for visitors to use throughout the year - for summer skiing and hiking in summer, fall and spring and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Blackcomb Mountain located in Whistler, British Columbia is the northern of the two mountains as well as the highest thereby offering summer skiing and hiking amongst large snow drifts and along alpine forests, meadows and glacial lakes. Visitors can hike up Blackcomb Mountain or take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola from Whistler Mountain to access the main hiking trails.
Clear days on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia can offer visitors some of the most beautiful views in the region with panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and valleys below - some of the best views avaliable in the province.
Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia sees many skiers ascend to its peak for the newest snow due to its altitude and colder temperatures. Skiers look like small ants to those travelling up the mountainside via the ski lifts due to the area's enormity.
Visitors skiing or snowboarding Whistler, British Columbia have the ability to use a range of trails in accordance to their comfort levels. Blackcomb mountain offers easy trails to advanced some very steep and others gradual.
Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia offers hikers and visitors to the region the opportunity to try a variety of trail in varying lengths to enjoy the surrounding scenery and quiet as well as skiing at the Glacier at its top. Blackcomb Mountain is a popular destination in the summer months in Whistler.


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In Whistler Village, Blackcomb Mountain is the most northern of the two accessible mountains.


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