Whistler Stats

Whistler is located in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia approximately 125 kilometres (78 mi) north of Vancouver. Incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating "transient" population of workers, typically younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Europe.

Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and in summer, mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted  the top destination in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler hosted most of the alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events.

Snowfall

Whistler Blackcomb is blessed with a historical average of 11.92 metres / 469 inches / 39.1 ft per year, measured at the Pig Alley Weather Station on Whistler Mountain (Mid-Mountain: elevation 1,660 metres/ 5,445 feet).

Base Record

The snow base record for Whistler Mountain is 504 cm (197 inches, 16.4 feet) set in 1973/74. That season it snowed significantly in March and April when traditionally these months receive less snowfall.

Annual Snowfall Averages

Whistler Blackcomb's monthly and total snowfall averages are based on the previous 10 years. Average Snowfall: 1,192 cm / 469 in / 39.1 feet

Individual Mountain Stats

WHISTLER MOUNTAIN

BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN

 

VERTICAL

1,530 metres
5,020 feet

1,609 metres
5,280 feet

TOP ELEVATION

2,182 metres
7,160 feet

2,284 metres
7,494 feet

SKIABLE TERRAIN

4,757 acres
1,925 hectares

3,414 acres
1,382 hectares

TERRAIN TYPE
(BEG/INT/ADV)

20%/55%/25%

15%/55%/30%

TRAILS

100+

100+

PARKS & PIPES

2 parks

3 Parks, 1 Super Pipe, 1 Snow Cross Track

TOTAL NUMBER OF LIFTS

19 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) including:
2 high-speed gondolas 
7 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs 
8 surface lifts

17 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) including:
1 high-speed gondola 
6 high-speed quads 
3 triple chairs 
7 surface lifts

TOTAL HOURLY LIFT CAPACITY

34,345 skiers per hour

31,162 skiers per hour