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Things you should know about Whistler

Things you should know about Whistler:

Huge vertical: Whistler Blackcomb has a mile of vertical

Most terrain: 8,171 acres (3,037 hectares) of skiable terrain - the most in North America

Glacier skiing: The only resort in North America where you can ski or ride on a glacier

Longest season: North America's longest ski season runs from November through July

Ski to the village: Whistler Blackcomb's runs reach right to the edges of Whistler's pedestrian village

Golfing paradise: Canada's top mountain golf destination, with four championship golf courses designed by legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Robert Cupp

Summer fun: More than 40 summer activities let visitors enjoy the mountains, valleys, waterways and village. Activities range from glacier hiking to white water rafting, and heli-biking to horse riding

Water wonderland: Five sparkling lakes and numerous rivers for a multitude of water activities

Shopper's delight: 200+ retail shops ranging from chic brands to unique local finds - plus everything you need for your Whistler adventures

Endless après: More than 30 bars, pubs, lounges and nightclubs

Foodie's paradise: More than 90 restaurants ranging from local to international fare and featuring award-winning chefs

Accommodation options: Whistler boasts more than 10,000 bedrooms - ranging from hotels to condominiums, townhomes, bed & breakfasts and chalets

Lots of lifts: 37 lifts including advanced high-speed systems and the new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, the longest unsupported span (3.3km) for a lift of this kind in the world, connecting the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb

Tons of trails: Hundreds of hiking and cross-country skiing trails throughout the Whistler valley

Best biking: Hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and paved trails for all levels of riders, plus the lift-serviced Whistler Mountain Bike Park - widely regarded as the best bike park in the world

Winter playground: Abundant snow (on average 38.4 feet annually) and countless winter activities both on and off the slopes

For your health: More than 20 spas, salons and therapeutic treatment services to relax and rejuvenate

West Coast climate: An ideal combination of moderate year-round temperatures and consistently excellent snow conditions call visitors outdoors.

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