In what is certainly no surprise to anyone who has been there, Whistler has been recognized as the Top Canadian adventure destination by the worlds most reputable travel guide publishers. According to Lonely Planet, the best Canadian skiing can be found at Whistler Resort.
Whistler made the top of the recent Lonely Planet list of Top-10 Canadian adventures. According to Lonely Planet: “One of North America’s best ski resorts, perhaps best in the world, Whistler Blackcomb – the principal venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games – contains nearly 200 longer-than-average marked trails and the highest vertical drop … of any ski field on the continent. Wander round the back of Blackcomb to Ruby Bowl and it gets even better. It has Whistler Blackcomb’s best powder, falling in continuous steeps for more than 600 metres.”
Whistler was known not only for skiing but also for its world class zipline experience. Lonely Planet said, “… ziplining turns out to be one of the best ways to encounter the Whistler wilderness … By the end of your time in the trees you’ll be turning midair somersaults and whooping like a banshee. The 10-line course is strung between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and operates in both winter and summer seasons. Another course runs a gentle web of walkways and suspension bridges for those who prefer to keep their feet on something a little more solid.”
Lonely Planet is considered the world’s authority on travel. It was founded in 1972 as a series of travel guides for backpackers and economy travelers but has since grown to become the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world.
Whistler has also recently been noticed by Cheapflights.com as the second-best ski destination in the world. According to CheapFlights.com, “alpine skiing and mountain biking are big at Whistler Blackcomb, which is consistently voted a top ski destination each year. Whistler hosted most of the 2010 Winter Olympics’ alpine, Nordic, skeleton and bobsled events, so if you’re ready to claim your glory on the slopes, head to the world-renowned Whistler to try your hand at these great heights…”
If you have debating where to spend your next luxury holiday, look no further than the mountaintop wonderland that is Whistler, British Columbia!