Nestled at the foot of Garibaldi Provincial Park's 10,000-foot peaks is the resort municipality of Whistler, British Columbia. Though most renowned for being the home of the largest ski area in North America and home (with Vancouver) to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the town of Whistler is a favorite year-round destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts. An average daily high temperature of 80 degrees during July and August lures many to this mountain paradise to try a hand at rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and...skiing. Thanks to Horstman Glacier, Blackcomb Mountain's ski season often lasts into August. During the peak winter season, skiers from around the world flock to Whistler to enjoy the excellent powder and wide variety of terrain. In the evenings, snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, world-class shopping and a wealth of fun and sophisticated bars and restaurants wait at the base of the mountain.
Whistler, BC Factoid
Blackcomb Mountain boasts the largest vertical drop of any ski area in North America – 1605 meters, or 1 vertical mile.