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Whistler is a Charming Four-Season Resort

Nov 28, 2007
Whistler is probably the first name that comes into your mind when you think of an enjoyable as well as memorable skiing vacation. Whistler resort situated amid the stunning West Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and about 120 kilometers north of Vancouver.

With the majestic Whistler and Blackcomb mountains as its backdrop, astounding scenery, and well-organized as well as most advanced lift system, skiing in Whistler is truly a wonderful experience. No wonder why many ski magazines regularly vote Whistler as the number one skiing resort in North America. However, Whistler is not only a skiing destination but also provides opportunities for a range of other winter and summer activities including snowboarding, bungee jumping, dog sledding, fishing, canoeing, and river rafting.

The resort has the longest ski season in the country as well as the largest skiing area in the whole of North America, with more than 8000 acres of skiable terrains. Apart from these, Whistler boasts of more than 200 runs, from the much famed Burnt Stew that is most suitable for beginners to the much exigent double black diamond run Davies Dervish which is perfect for veterans, and about 16 efficient lifts including two high speed gondolas, six high speed quads, two triple chairs, five surface lifts, and one double chair.

No matter you want to enjoy which type of skiing, Whistler provides excellent options for all types of skiing such as alpine skiing, free ride skiing, cross country skiing, and freestyle skiing. Alpine skiing is recommended for skiers with advanced abilities, and is most perfect to perform in skiing trails that are densely packed. As in the case of alpine skiing, free ride skiing is also most suitable for highly experienced skiers. On the other hand, cross country skiing or Nordic skiing is suitable as well as enjoyable for skiers of all levels, and is regarded as one of the best kept secrets of Whistler.

Located just five minutes walk from the marvelous pedestrained Whistler village, Lost Lake is regarded as a haven for cross country skiing in Whistler, and provides more than 30 kilometers of picturesque woodlands near a magnificent alpine lake. This area is well-maintained by the Whistler Resort Municipality, and a unique thing regarding this area is that it is stunningly lit so that one can enjoy cross country skiing even during night.

A mix of skiing and acrobatic techniques, freestyle skiing, consisting of aerials and moguls, is perhaps the most exciting among the different types of skiing. Options are also endless to enjoy other categories of skiing such as night skiing, telemark skiing, and powder skiing.

For those looking for skiing experience, Whistler offers superb Snowcat skiing facilities. Likewise, in order to enjoy the finest in backcountry skiing, Callaghan Country, regarded as Whistler's playground for outdoor recreations, offers unique options. Superb options are also available for glacier skiing in Whistler, with the Blackcomb's Horstman Glacier, which is opened during sun-drenched days. In addition, Whistler also provides excellent base for such types of skiing as heli skiing, with more than 1, 00,000 acres terrains.

Whistler also has a number of parks and pipes in order to facilitate for an enjoyable skiing. For instance, Nintendo, the award winning terrain park at Whistler Mountain, has terrains for all types of skiers, and is considered the biggest as well as the best in the world. In the Blackcomb area, there are three parks and one super pipe. The parks in Whistler consist of three levels of terrains: blue, black, and double black.

Above all, skiing and snowboard schools in Whistler Blackcomb areas render excellent programs to cater to every level of skiers. There are even lessons as well as private learning areas, exclusively designed for kids. Additionally, women's only skiing camps and teens' multi day programs are available. Further, many of the ski schools found in the area tailor skiing packages according to the unique requirements of skiers.

Apart from these, many ski resorts and hotels in the area provide superb options for a memorable skiing. For unique experiences, some of the resorts in the area provide astounding ski chalets. A specialty of these options is that many of them are located within easy reach of the lifts.

Whistler hosts a range of significant skiing events. For instance, Whistler Mountain is a venue for World Cup ski and snowboard races that is held during the beginning of the season. Similarly, Blackcomb Mountain hosts World Cup freestyle competition every January. Besides, Whistler has been chosen as the venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
About the Author
Lynxwhistler is a high-end luxury family property unit available for vacation rental in the premier ski resort of Whistler , British Columbia, Canada. The property is designed in a contemporary style, and boasts stunning views and a reserved underground parking stall right at the base of Blackcomb.
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