It’s a concept grasped by anyone who has stood on top of a mountain and understood what it means to be filled with wonder and inspired by the wild. It’s a perspective that comes from getting outside, where towering peaks and real air and fresh snow have a way of stripping off the stuff that gets in the way of what’s important. It’s a vantage point from which our number one rankings, legendary terrain, reliably deep snow, and world record-breaking gondola take a back seat to how it actually feels to be here.
And that feeling comes from our slope-side mountain town with an undisputed vibe. From our outdoor adventures that range from just-enough to over-the-top. From our world-famous apres, five-star dining, spas, shopping, and legendary nightlife. And from of course being the largest, #1 ranked resort in North America. But the big picture isn’t about those things. It’s about the perspective you gain from having it all.
When a group of Vancouver business men, lead by Franz Wilhelmsen, headed North over 50 years ago to find a a mountain suitable for hosting the Winter Olympics, the group stumbled upon London Mountain after spending 4 hours of logging roads to reach it. But the idea of hosting the Olympic Games in less than a decade was met with a lot of scepticism and very few believed it could be done. In the end those people were right and the bid for the 68′ Games failed. But that didn’t get the group down and Franz and his team kept going to open, what it is now called Whistler Mountain, in 1966 for skiing.
Over 50 years later since the first lifts in Creekside carried skiers up Whistler Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb and the highly influential group of icons and legends who’ve left their mark here, have constantly been pushing limits of what can be done on snow and in the resort business making it the #1 resort in North America today. From the development of Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler Mountains next door neighbour, to both mountains joining as one resort, to the development of the Guiness World Record Breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, to finally having the first dream come true of hosting the Games in 2010, Whistler Blackcomb is a resort that is untouchable and is the favourite place to ski and ride for millions globally.