With 1.6M skiers a piece, Whistler Blackcomb and Vail Moutain Resort see the most visitation in the Vail Resorts portfolio. Take into account Whistler's 8171 skiable acres, mountain bike park, hiking trails and sightseeing, however, and it's easy to see why Whistler is known as North America's largest ski resort.

A world leader in the ski industry, this resort's sustainable business practices inspired our company's Commitment to Zero, and it continues to lead the company's push to achieve net zero waste to landfill, net zero emissions and net zero impact to the forests and lands on which it operates by 2030. The resort is also reshaping its relationship with the Nations on whose traditional territory it operates as it looks to ensure these Nations reap the benefit of its operation.

Following acquisition by Vail Resorts, $66 million was spent on improving the on-hill experience, which left the resort with a new Blackcomb Gondola, suspension bridge at the Peak and Roundhouse Umbrella Bar. It is now home to the longest continous lift system in the world. Thanks to the addition of the Blackcomb Gondola, you can now enjoy a 13.5 kilometre, fully enclosed gondola ride from mountain to mountain all year long with only a few steps from lift to lift.

What else is new?
  • Shorter lift lines in Whistler's Family Zone, thanks to the Emerald Express Chairlift
  • More accessible glades on the face of Blackcomb, owing to the upgrades on Catskinner chairlift
  • A suspension bridge and viewing platform at the Peak of Whistler, dubbed the Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven's Eye Viewing Platform
  • Creekside Zone, a brand new 15-trail section of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park with 644 metres of vertical