Friday, June 1, 2012

Best Skiing Destination in Canada

Many avid skiers will agree that the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia is the best skiing destination in Canada. As the largest ski resort in North America, it is truly an amazing ski destination in terms of scope and variety. In addition to the excellent and varied terrain, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort literally offers everything that you could possibly desire for an outstanding ski vacation including great après ski ambiance, many options for local accommodation and a wide variety of additional outdoor winter activities such as ice-skating, tubing, helicopter skiing and snowshoeing.

The Whistler Blackcomb mountain statistics are quite impressive. The resort is home to 16 alpine bowls, over 8,100 acres of total terrain, 3 skiable glaciers, over 200 marked trails, more than one mile of vertical drop and 37 lifts. In fact, Whistler Blackcomb has the highest uphill lift capacity of any North American ski resort. The famous Peak 2 Peak Gondola connecting the Whistler and Blackcomb summits is the longest and highest unsupported cable car in the world. The resort reports an average annual snowfall of over 34 feet as well as a substantial snowmaking capacity. 

Whistler and Blackcomb are actually two separate mountains connected by a charming pedestrian village. They merged into a combined resort in 1997. Dining options include the 17 mountain restaurants as well as dozens of options in Whistler Village and the surrounding areas ranging from award-winning fine cuisine to affordable options for the whole family. Après ski bars, spas and concerts provide evening entertainment options. Whether it be a blues concert or a charity ski race, there is always a special event going on at Whistler Blackcomb. Before planning a trip to Whistler Blackcomb, be sure to check out the events calendar on the webpage of the resort here. 

When you factor in the costs of hotel, lift ticket, equipment rental if necessary, meals, après ski entertainment and transportation to and from the resort, you may find yourself needing to consider the option of financing your vacation. It´s always a good idea to sign up for a travel rewards card to accumulate points or discounts toward future getaways. With credit and financing options available, a trip to the best skiing destination in Canada is attainable.

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