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A BACKPACKERS GUIDE

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Staff Housing All Whistler Blackcomb employees are eligible for staff housing. However, staff accommodation is changing over the next few seasons. It's no longer a guarantee for first-year staff and the number of people per unit will increase to help get more people beds. Rooms that were formerly single rooms at Glacier will now be double rooms. The majority of rooms are bunk beds. Staff housing is a very attractive option, given that rents in Whistler have increased significantly since Airbnb started to take hold. Glacier Park is located on Blackcomb Mountain near Base II. To get

Best ski resort in Canada The ski resort Whistler Blackcomb is the best ski resort in Canada. With 4.7 out of 5 stars, it has the highest rating in Canada   1. Whistler Blackcomb North America Canada British Columbia Vancouver, Coast & MountainsSquamish-Lillooet Highlights (5 from 18 evaluation criteria) Ski resort size Slope offering, run variety Lifts and cable cars Snow reliability Slope preparation  Work Whistler Blackcomb 2. Sun Peaks North America Canada British Columbia Thompson Okanagan Thompson-Nicola Highlights (5 from 18 evaluation criteria) Slope offering, run variety Snow reliability Orientation (trail map, information boards, sign-postings) Friendliness of staff Accommodation offering directly at the slopes and lifts 3.

General season WInter: mid-November - late May Summer: mid-June - mid-August   RESEARCHSki resorts Canada LINKS   Ski resorts sorted according to the nearest season opening in Canada - Season opening in Canada for skiing, Ski weather/mountain weather Canada Ski resort Cypress Mountain Ski resort Big White Ski resort Panorama Ski resort Kicking Horse – Golden Ski resort Nakiska Ski resort Mt. Norquay – Banff Ski resort Lake Louise Ski resort Whistler Blackcomb Ski resort Grouse Mountain Snow report Silver Star   Ski weather Canada Ski resort comparison Canada Ski resorts Canada Ski resort Lake Louise General opening times of resort Opening times: 10:00 - 16:00

Early summer is an amazing time to visit Whistler Blackcomb. With over 12 meters of snow blanketing the slopes this winter, the snow pack at the top takes months to melt. As the forecast heats up in the valley, the snow in the alpine is an incredible escape. Here’s 4 of the best things to do in the snow in shorts and t-shirts at Whistler Blackcomb. Everything below is part of the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience. Grab your pass and get up there! 1. EXPLORE GIANT SNOW WALLS This one should

Whistler Month By Month POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 BY MEGAN WILSON Are you thinking of coming to Whistler, but not sure exactly when to book? Here’s a month by month rundown of what to expect while you’re here. NOVEMBER The stoke level around town is super high in November with Opening Day penciled into everyone’s calendar.  Prior to opening day, people are getting their gear ready and watching as many ski and snowboard movies as possible. They don’t have to wait long though, opening day is typically in the second or third week in

What to Wear During the Seasons of Summer POSTED ON JUNE 6, 2018 BY CHRIS SROKA Summer in the alpine is an experience that continually evolves as the seasons progress from May through to October. As the snow melts from the winter, Whistler Blackcomb offers something new every month. PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola (May – October) P: Paul Morrison A mind-blowing feat of engineering, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is also the launching point for a myriad of adventures and the anchor of Whistler Blackcomb’s summer alpine 360 Experience. What to wear? – The North Face Fanorak West coast

Summer Shred: Glacier Skiing and Snowboarding POSTED ON JULY 9, 2018 BY ABBY COOPER Yup, you read that right. Skiing and snowboarding is on at Whistler Blackcomb until July 15th! Horstman Glacier holds the goods well into the summer and we’ve been making use of this stash for over a decade of summer shredding shenanigans. With a variety of ways to embark on a summer skiing or riding session you’ll need a bit of insider information. Before you even make it to the lift ticket office please note that the glacier is only for advanced and

LAKES & BEACHES A lot of summertime visitors to Whistler are pleasantly surprised by the quality of it's beaches. Lost Lake is within walking distance of the Upper Village, Rainbow Lake boasts a beach volleyball court and Wayside Park has BBQs and kayak rentals. WHISTLER'S LAKES AND BEACHES Some days you want adventure, some days you want to relax and unwind in the sun. If you are in the mood to chill out, you can do no better than visit one of Whistler's lakes. With sandy beaches, swim docks, grassy parks,

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