Whistler Mountain, Whistler

Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia is popular as a tourist destination throughout the year - seeing skiers and non-skiers ascending the slopes to see the beautiful views, have a meal at the many restaurants and watch the many skiers and snowboarders navigate the trails. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The Chalet atop Whistler Mountain offers views of the ski hills, surrounding mountains and people enjoying the slopes.

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What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Drink, Snack, Warm Clothes, Hiking Boots, Sun Glasses

Whistler Mountain, the region's original ski area was opened in 1966 - a far cry from the magnitude of the Whistler-Blackcomb resort seen today. Whistler's terrain includes beginner to advanced hills as well as a renowned mountain bike park encompassing 250kms of trails, hiking trails and sightseeing in the warmer months. Whistler Mountain is one of the region's most popular skiing destinations and it welcomed the world for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Whistler Mountain, the furthest south of the two mountains in Whistler offers many activities such as snowboarding, skiing hiking, wildlife and plant spotting, sightseeing and mountain biking (in operation since 1998 and offers 250kms of trails). Whistler mountain was also the site of all alpine events for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Part of Whistler's Whistler-Blackcomb ski areas, the two were once separate resorts which are now integrated and are connected by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. These two mountains form the largest ski resort 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).

Whistler Mountain first opened in 1966 but was originally known as London Mountain, its named changed in 1965 as its association with the rainy and foggy weather of its English counterpart was seen to be a tourism deterrent. It joined with Whistler when the mountain was purchased in 1996 and became Whistler-Blackcomb as it is now know.

Whistler has beginner to advanced hills but most ski schools and beginners tend to use this mountain versus Blackcomb due to its wider runs and larger percentage of easier hills.

In 2006 the Symphony Bowl Amphitheatre ski area was added expanding the skiing area by 1,000 acres. Considered some of the most beautiful runs with views of the surrounding mountains and trees laden with snow, the area is frequented by glade skiers looking for more advanced terrain as well as skiers and snowboarders utilizing the new runs.

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Whistler Mountain for which the town below is named for is one of two mountains avaliable for visitors to use throughout the year - for hiking and mountain biking in the summer, fall and spring and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park on Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia is open in the summer months for riders of all ages and skill sets found throughout the trails of the mountain with stunning views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
Visitors can ascend to the top of Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia and enjoy to panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, forests, lakes, rivers and snow capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains as well as play in the snow which is on the ground for most of the summer.
From atop Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, visitors can look westwards from the lookout above onto the mountain below and many points of interest such as the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the village, valleys and passes as well as Blackcomb mountain and its ski runs which are visible from Whistler Mountain.
The Inukshuk can be found throughout Vancouver, British Columbia and is a prevalent symbol in Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler Mountain has two of these Inukshuks - one at its halfway point and the other at its peak. The one at its halfway point overlooks Whistler Village and the surrounding valley.
At the end of Whistler Mountain's Gondola taking visitors up the mountainside is the Inukshuk - standing at the edge of a cliff framed by the Cascade mountains. This iconic symbol of Canada welcomed athletes to British Columbia during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Clear days atop Whistler Mountain show views of Blackcomb Mountain across the valley. Many trails line the northern face of Whistler mountain offering views of other trails, the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola and the Cascade Mountain range. Many trails can be found in this British Columbian resort.
The Peak of Whistler Mountain is not as sparse as Blackcomb which makes it less windy during adverse weather. The flattened top offers beautiful views of the Cascade mountains which surround this British Columbian resort as well as the many skiers and snowboarders enjoying the views at the peak of Whistler Mountain.
The Symphony Amphitheatre was opened in 2007, lined by British Columbia's Garibaldi Provincial Park and encompassing 1,00 acres of terrain with hills ranking from beginners to advanced glades. Part of Whistler Mountain's expansions, this new terrain opens up areas for people to ski and snowboard through.


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


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