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.

New lifts for Winter 2018/19! Vail Resorts, Inc. has added three new lifts for Whistler Blackcomb for the 2018/19 season. Please check back for updated lift stats.


Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: At a Glance

Average Snowfall
11.7 m / 1, 170 cm / 461 in / 38.4 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
69,939
1999/00 Skier Visits (a record)
(a record) 2,180,000
Mountain Restaurants
17 with a total of 6,540 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 3 parks, 1 super pipe, 1 snow cross track
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
Snowmaking 127 hectares / 315 acres 156 hectares / 382 acres
Total number of lifts (excluding PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) 19
2 high-speed gondolas
6 high-speed quads
2 high-speed 6-packs
2 triple chairs
8 surface lifts
17
1 high-speed gondola
7 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
7 surface lifts
Total Hourly Capacity 36,148 33,791
On Mountain Restaurants 9
Garibaldi Lift Company
Chic Pea
The Roundhouse Lodge
Steeps Grill
Dusty’s Bar & Grill
Dusty’s Backside
Harmony Hut
Ollies Grilled Cheese Shack
Raven’s Nest
9
The Wizard Grill
Merlin's
Horstman Hut
Crystal Hut
Glacier Creek Lodge
Glacier Byte
Rendezvous
Christine's
Garbanzo Bike and Bean / EBCB
Summer Skiing/Riding N/A June and July
Opening Year 1966 1980

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 continuous lift system on the globe, connecting 3 gondolas
  • Highest lift of its kind at 436 metres (1,427 ft) above the valley floor
Speed
7.5 metres 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
1,507 m / 4,946 ft
Top Elevation
2,182 m / 7,160 ft
Terrain Type
BEG 9% / INT 31% / ADV 34% / EXP 22% / PRO 4%
Total Trails
68
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 Calibre 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
Air Dome
8,400-square-foot practice facility with a jumps, drops, quarter pipes and a slopestyle size 8-foot 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 17/18 16/17 15/16 14/15 13/14 12/13 11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04
November 366 318 168 133 112 217 312 266 560 150 416 416 115 81 178
December 133 189 338 160 74 343 137 363 148 169 260 275 139 130 300
January 379 134 173 104 123 117 244 195 291 118 264 254 469 42 201
February 115 162 206 79 238 128 151 259 132 143 100 147 112 47 111
March 126 320 318 123 270 228 405 315 222 236 170 198 243 143 159
April 120 173 31 69 76 60 133 143 107 72 55 103 103 197 20
May 0 11 23 4 12 19 7 38 34 42 8 23 11 45 6
Annual Total 1239 1307 1257 672 905 1112 1389 1579 1494 930 1019 1416 1192 685 975

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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