Frequently Asked Questions
Where are Whistler and Blackcomb located?
Whistler and Blackcomb are located in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. By ground transport, Whistler is approximately 115 kilometers (72 miles) north of Vancouver. From Vancouver, this is an approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hour drive time. From Vancouver, follow Highway 1 west towards Horseshoe Bay. Take the Squamish/Whistler exit onto Hwy 99 North, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway. Hwy 99 North will take you through Squamish and on to Whistler.
Is Whistler a ski hill or a town?
Both. Whistler is a ski resort and town, home to almost 10,000 residents. Originally a summer fishing retreat, the town's close proximity to two amazing mountains - Whistler and Blackcomb which offer over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain - has made Whistler's name synonymous with "world-class ski resort".
Is there anything to do in Whistler during the summer?
It surprises some to learn that in many ways, there is more to do in Whistler during the summer months than during the winter. Along with skiing and snowboarding (yes, there is summer skiing at Whistler) some of the many summer activities include: mountain biking on miles of challenging and novice trails; golf; tennis; running; all terrain vehicle riding; bungee jumping; gliding; white water rafting; canoeing, kayaking and rafting; hiking; climbing; roller blading; swimming; picnicking on a glacier; and horseback riding.
How can I get from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler?
There are scheduled transfers from Vancouver airport every one to two hours. Other options are limousines/taxis or for groups, you can charter a van or motor coach. There is helicopter and seaplane service as well. Please visit the Transportation page on ResortQuest Whistler for more information.
How much snow do Whistler and Blackcomb receive?
Whistler usually receives an annual snowfall of 30 feet. Whistler and Blackcomb have a lot of steep terrain. However, West Coast snow is quite moist and heavy and will stick to steep peaks and chutes. This means much of the terrain is ski-able.
How cold are Whistler and Blackcomb in the winter?
Whistler's West Coast location means temperatures are moderate throughout the winter. They rarely fall below -10C (12F) in the valley and -15C (5F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year.
Is there anything to do during the evening in Whistler?
There are many great bars and restaurants in Whistler. Many bars have live music and occasionally there is outdoor music in the Whistler Village square. Diners have a choice of almost 100 restaurants ranging from casual pub meals to formal dining. For family vacationers there is an underground eight screen cinema complex showing the very latest movies.
How comprehensive is ResortQuest Whistler's catalogue of rental properties?
ResortQuest Whistler is the largest accommodation provider in Whistler, offering more than 600 condominiums and private homes in various areas including Whistler Village, Whistler Valley, Upper Village/Blackcomb Mountain and Creekside. Most Whistler accommodations offer free parking, shuttle service to activity and shopping areas, a 24 hour front desk and the ResortQuest Whistler VIP benefits! Browse ResortQuest Whistler's catalogue today and reserve a stunning condominium, private home or townhome.
Does ResortQuest Whistler offer any deals or specials?
ResortQuest Whistler offers the best deals and specials for Whistler accommodation. Our vacation specials will save you money when you book your Whistler vacation. For more information on any of our Whistler promotions, please contact one of our Reservations Agents: 1 888 898 9208 or visit our contact us page.
What is the snow and weather conditions like at Whistler and Blackcomb?
Before or after you have booked your ResortQuest Whistler accommodation, you can view the Whistler Weather Forecast and the Whistler Snow Report.
After I book my accommodation through ResortQuest Whistler, where can I go for additional help?
Our Call Centre (1-888-898-9208 or 604-932-6699) is here to help you with not just accommodation but your lift tickets, ski rentals, transportation and other fun Whistler activities. Take in a sleigh ride and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Whistler or go on an exhilarating snowmobile ride through the backcountry.