Whistler, British Columbia has some really great hotels. There are all kinds of choices available to anyone who wants the best accommodations while enjoying the spectacular skiing Whistler has to offer. The resort’s hotels are some of the best in British Columbia, and perhaps even all of Canada and North America. The Whistler Creekside is an example of the great accommodations available. The Whistler Creekside is really a series of accommodations, so it’s set to remedy all kinds of needs. Located (more…)
Archive for December, 2009
Located in south central British Columbia, and a 50-kilometer drive from Kamloops, Sun Peaks Resort is one of the best places in Canada to celebrate the New Year.
First off, there’s the great skiing, always a great way to enjoy the holiday season. The ski area comprises three mountains Tod Mountain, Sundance Mountain, and Mount Morrisey. Sun Peaks has 15 square kilometers (almost 4,000 acres) of skiable terrain, with twelve lifts that accommodate up to (more…)
Sun Peaks Resort is one of British Columbia’s best ski resorts, with consistent snowfalls each year between November and March. Sun Peaks boasts over 3,500 acres of terrain, making it one of Canada’s largest ski resorts (coming just behind Whistler, which is the largest). Sun Peaks resort averages 5.6m of snowfall every year, and is known to be fairly consistent, so visitors are guaranteed some great skiing.
Terrain and Skiing in Sun Peaks Resort
Terrain in Sun Peaks Resort varies from beginner runs (about 10% of the runs) right through to expert runs, with the majority suiting intermediate skiers, meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy. There’s also a fantastic ski school, enabling everyone from beginner to expert skier to improve their skills.
Whistler offers the largest ski resort in British Columbia, Canada, and possesses over 8000 acres of terrain on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It has continually been rated as the number one ski resort in all of North America, so for skiing it can’t be beaten!
Options for Whistler Skiers
There are skiing lessons and snowboarding lessons available at Whistler for all adults and children, no matter what level of experience. Currently, there are more than 200 trails at Whistler, accessed via 38 lifts. Whistler also boasts over 10m of snow on average each year, meaning that there are fantastic skiing conditions for the majority of the season which lasts from November until August.
The ski season opens annually in Whistler, British Columbia the weekend following the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (the fourth week in November). In 2009, it falls in November 27, for the 2009/2010 ski season.
Preparations for this year’s ski season are unprecedented, and I’m sure you can guess why. Many of the events of 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be held in and around Whistler, which is a mere 1 ½ hour drive from the Games’ main venue, Vancouver. Additionally, all the skiing medal ceremonies will (more…)