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Whistler Stats and Facts

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Statistics

Whistler Blackcomb resort is big and beautiful in summer or winter. But don't take our word for it, dive into the facts and statistics for yourself. Here's Whistler, by the numbers.

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: At a Glance

Average Snowfall
11.74 m / 1, 174 cm / 462 in / 38.5 ft per year on summit (10 year average)
Total Terrain
3,307 hectares / 8,171 acres
Trails
200+
Whistler Village Elevation
675 m / 2,214 ft
Creekside Elevation
653 m / 2,140 ft
Longitude/Latitude
122° longitude / 50° latitude
Highest Lift Accessed Elevation
2,284 m / 7,494 ft
Number of Lifts
37
Hourly Lift Capacity
67,307
1999/00 Skier Visits (a record)
(a record) 2,180,000
Mountain Restaurants
17 with a total of 6540 seats

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Statistics

Statistic Whistler Mountain Blackcomb Mountain
Vertical 5,020 ft / 1,530 m 5,280 ft / 1,609 m
Top Elevation 7,160 ft / 2,182 m 7,494 ft / 2,284 m
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% adv
Trails 100+ 100+
Parks, Pipes and Snowcross 2 Parks 1 Superpipe, 1 Snow Cross Track, 3 parks
Longest Run 11 kilometers / 7 miles
Burnt Stew down Green Line and Upper to Lower Olympic
11 kilometers / 7 miles Green Road down Easy Out
Parks, Pipes and Snowcross 2 Parks 1 Superpipe, 1 Snow Cross Track, 3 parks
Snowmaking 127 hectares / 315 acres 142 hectares / 350 acres
Total number of lifts (excluding PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) 19
2 high-speed gondolas
7 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
8 surface lifts
17
1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
7 surface lifts
Total Hourly Capacity 34,545 31,762
On Mountain Restaurants 8
Garibaldi Lift Company
Chic Pea
The Roundhouse Lodge
Steeps Grill
Dusty’s Bar & Grill
Dusty’s Backside
Harmony Hut
Raven’s Nest
9
The Wizard
Grill
Merlin's
Horstman Hut
Crystal Hut
Glacier Creek
Glacier Byte
Rendezvous
Christine's
Summer Skiing/Riding N/A June and July
Opening Year 1966 1980

Individual Whistler Blackcomb Chairlift Statistics

Whistler Mountain Chairlifts

Whistler Mountain Capacity Length Vertical
Whistler Village Gondola 10 16,444 ft / 5,012 m 3,796 ft / 1,157 m
Creekside Gondola 6 6,725 ft / 2,050 m 2,122 ft / 647 m
Fitzsimmons Quad Quad 5,817 ft / 1,745 m 1,157 ft / 347 m
Harmony 6# Six-pack 5,672 ft / 1,729 m 1,722 ft / 525 m
Emerald Express Quad 5,843 ft / 1,781 m 1,394 ft / 425 m
Big Red Express Quad 8,185 ft / 2,495 m 1,821 ft / 555 m
The Peak Express Quad 3,306 ft / 1,008 m 1,316ft / 401m
Garbanzo Express Quad 7,187ft / 2,156m 2,200ft / 660m
Symphony Express Quad 6,929 ft / 2,112 m 1,670 ft / 509 m
Olympic Chair Triple 2,392 ft / 729 m 404 ft / 123 m
Franz's Chair Triple 3,936 ft / 1,200 m 892 ft / 272 m
Orange Chair Double 4,060 ft / 1,238 m 1,263 ft / 386 m
T-Bar 1 Double 3,095 ft / 943 m 735 ft / 224 m
T-Bar 2 Double 2,500 ft / 762 m 656 ft / 200 m
Handle Tow 1 Single 384 ft / 117 m 26 ft / 8 m
Handle Tow 2 Single 82 ft / 25 m 5 ft / 1.5 m
Handle Tow 3 Single 282 ft / 86 m 30 ft / 9 m
Carpet 1 Single 79 ft / 24 m 10 ft / 3 m
Carpet 2 Single 79 ft / 24 m 3 ft / 1 m
Carpet 3 Single 120 ft / 36.5 m 10 ft / 3 m
Carpet 4 Single 600 ft / 183 m 59 ft / 18 m

Blackcomb Mountain Chairlifts

Blackcomb Mountain Capacity Length Vertical
Excalibur Gondola 8 7,229 ft / 2,204 m 1,204 ft / 367 m
Excelerator Express Quad 5,432 ft / 1,656 m 1,669 ft / 509 m
Glacier Express Quad 6,173 ft / 1,882 m 1,965 ft / 599
Jersey Cream Express Quad 4,646 ft / 1,416 m 1,230 ft / 375 m
7th Heaven Express Quad 5,751 ft / 1,752 m 1,932 ft / 588 m
Solar Coaster Express Quad 6,297 ft / 1,920 m 2,043 ft / 623 m
Wizard Express Quad 7,323 ft / 2,232 m 1,855 ft / 565 m
Magic Chair Triple 2,034 ft / 620 m 308 ft / 94 m
Catskinner Chair Triple 4,520 ft / 1,375 m 1,195 ft / 364 m
Crystal Ridge Express Quad 5,604 ft / 1,708 m 1,755 ft / 535 m
Horstman T-Bar Double 2,467 ft / 751 m 675 ft / 206 m
Showcase T-Bar Double 1,710 ft / 522 m 485 ft / 148 m
Abracadabra Platter Lift Single 1,315 ft / 401 m 160 ft / 50 m
Magic Carpet Lift Single 164 ft / 50 m 18 ft / 5.5 m
Carpet 3 Single 120 ft / 36.5 m 16 ft / 5 m
WeeWiz Tow Single 820 ft / 250 m 26 ft / 8 m
Yellow Tow Single 492 ft / 150 m 26 ft / 8 m
Red Tow Single 262 ft / 80 m 49 ft / 15 m

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Statistics

Building the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola was a major feat of engineering. On completion the lift broke the following world records:

  • Longest unsupported span of 3.024 kilometres
  • Highest lift of its kind at 436 metres above the valley floor
  • Completes the longest continuous lift system on the globe
Speed
7.5 meters per second
Ride Time
approximately 11 min
Frequency
one cabin departs every 49 seconds
Total Distance
4.4 km / 2.73 miles (straight line)
Length of Unsupported Span
3.024 km / 1.88 miles (straight line between the two towers that are furthest apart)
Highest Point
above the ground is 436 m / 1,427 feet over Fitzsimmons Creek
Number of Cabins
28
Capacity of Cabins
22 seated, 6 standing
Capacity
2,050 people per hour each way

Whistler Bike Park Statistics

There's a reason that people from all over the world come to ride the Whistler Bike Park. Imagine three lift accessed riding zones that allow you ride Whistler Mountain from the alpine peak right in the Village, and you start to get the idea.

Lift Serviced Vertical
1,500 m / 5,000 ft (from the Peak)
Vertical 1,175 m / 3,855 ft (unguided from top of the Whistler Village Gondola)
Top Elevation
1,850 m / 6069 ft (Unguided)
Terrain Type (Beg, Int, Adv)
17% / 23% / 60%
Total Trails
57
Lift Access and Capacity
Whistler Village Gondola - 450 riders/hr
Fitzsimmons Express Chair - 1,300 riders/hr
Garbanzo Chair - 1,300 riders
Skill Centres
3 (beginner. intermediate, advanced)
Giant Slalom
60 m / 200 ft vertical
World Cup Caliber DH Course
335 m / 1,100 ft vertical
Jump Park
4 graduated table tops
Drop Off Park
4 graduated drop-offs
Boneyard Slopestyle Course
Urban assault features, built new annually
Airdome
8,400 square foot practise facility with a jumps, drops, quarter pipes and a slopestyle size 8 ft kicker into foam to practice aerial manoeuvres

Whistler's Climate

Whistler is close to the coast, meaning summers are warm enough to swim in mountain lakes and moderate winter temperatures make powder days pleasant. Ideal, really.

Whistler Historical Snowfall (cm)

Year/Month 12/13 11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04
November 217 312 266 560 150 416 416 115 81 178
December 343 137 363 148 169 260 275 139 130 300
January 117 244 195 291 118 264 254 469 42 201
February 128 151 259 132 143 100 147 112 47 111
March 228 405 315 222 236 170 198 243 143 159
April 60 133 143 107 72 55 103 103 197 20
May 19 7 38 34 42 8 23 11 45 6
Annual Total 1112 1389 1579 1494 930 1019 1416 1192 685 975

Weather History


Average Temperatures in Whistler Village

Month Daily Highs Daily Lows
  °C °F °C °F
January -2°C 28°F -8°C 18°F
February 3°C 37°F -5°C 23°F
March 8°C 46°F -3°C 27°F
April 11°C 52°F 2°C 36°F
May 17°C 62°F 7°C 44°F
June 21°C 70°F 9°C 48°F
July 27°C 80°F 11°C 52°F
August 27°C 80°F 11°C 52°F
September 20°C 68°F 8°C 46°F
October 16°C 60°F 3°C 38°F
November 5°C 41°F -1°C 30°F
December -1°C 30°F -5°C 23°F
Average Alpine Temperatures    
December - February Low -12°C / 11°F High -5°C / 23°F
March - May Low -8°C / 19°F High 5°C / 42°F
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