Mountain Statistics

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Statistics

More information about the mountains including average snowfall, climate, lifts, terrain and bike park trails.

The Resort at a Glance: Winter

Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Whistler consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions and a long ski season, receiving an average annual snowfall of 11.9 metres (39.1 feet) based on the past ten years. View detailed weather history.

Average Snowfall 469 inches / 39.1 ft / 11.9 m per year on summit (10 year average)
Total Terrain 3,307 hectares / 8,171 acres
Whistler Village Elevation 675 meters / 2,214 feet
Creekside Elevation 653 meters / 2,140 feet
Longitude/Latitude 122° longitude / 50° latitude
Total Trails 200+
Highest Lift
Accessed Elevation
2,284 meters / 7,494 feet
Number of Lifts 37
Hourly Lift Capacity 67,307
1999/00 Skier Visits
(a record)
2,180,000
Mountain Restaurants 17 with a total of 6540 seats

Climate

Due to Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter season, rarely dipping below -10°C (12°F) in the valley and -15°C (5°F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year. Expect -5°C (22°F) average daily alpine temperatures during most of the winter months. Summer in Whistler brings temperatures ranging from highs of 21°C / 70°F to 27°C / 80°F with August being the warmest month.

Average Alpine Temperature
December - February Low:-12°C / 11°F High:-5°C / 23°F
March - May Low:-8°C / 19°F High:5°C / 42°F

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Statistics: Winter

Learn more about skiing and snowboarding Whistler Blackcomb.

Mountains Stats Whistler Mountain Blackcomb Mountain
Opened 1966 1980
Top Elevation 7,160 ft / 2,182 meters 7,494 ft / 2,284 meters
Base Elevation 2,140 ft / 652 meters 2,214 ft / 675 meters
Vertical Rise 5,020 ft / 1,530 meters 5,280 ft / 1,609 meters
Longest Run 11 kilometers/ 7miles
Burnt Stew down Green Line
and Upper to Lower Olympic
11 kilometers/ 7miles
Green Road down Easy out
Park & Pipe Facilities 2 Parks 1 Superpipe, 1 Snow Cross Track, 3 parks
Terrain Type 20% beg. 55% int., 25% adv 15% beg. 55% int. 30% adv
Number of Trails 100+ marked runs 100+ marked runs
Snowmaking 87 hectares/ 215 acres 142 hectares/ 350 acres
Skiable Terrain 4,757 acres / 1,925 hectares 3,414 acres / 1,382 hectares
Total number of lifts 19 plus PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
2 high-speed gondolas
7 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
8 surface lifts
17 + PEAK 2 PEAKGondola
1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
7 surface lifts
 
Total Hourly Capacity 34,345 31,162
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
SummerSkiing/Riding N/A June & July

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Whistler broke records in December 2008 with the opening of the brand new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Linking the summits of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, it boasts the longest unsupported lift span in the world at 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) and is the highest lift of its kind at 415 metres / 1,361 feet. It takes just 11 minutes to cross and opens up a whole new world of skiing and snowboarding possibilities.

New This Year - Whistler Peak 2 Peak gondola

Whistler Mountain Lifts

Lifts Persons Length Vertical
Whistler Village Gondola 10 16,444 ft / 5,012m 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 8,185ft / 2,495m 1,821ft / 555
The Peak Express Quad 3,306ft / 1,008m 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 Lifts

Lifts Persons Length Vertical
Excalibur Gondola 8 7,229 ft / 2,204 m 1,204 ft / 367m
ExceleratorExpress 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

Whistler Bike Park Trail Statistics: Summer

Whistler is known as one of the worlds premier lift assisted downhill mountain biking destinations with three riding zones covering Whistler Mountain from Peak to base. Learn more about riding in the Whistler Bike Park.

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 17% beginner / 23% intermediate /60% advanced
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/hr
Skill centers 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, designed by Paddy Kaye
Airdome 8,400 square foot practise facility with a jumps, drops, quarter pipes and a slopestyle size 8ft kicker into foam to practice aerial manoeuvres.

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