2015 — Whistler Blackcomb Named #1 — Again

Year after year, you can count on it. Whistler Blackcomb is named the number one ski resort in North America. This year is no exception.

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Ranked #1 Out of 600 Resorts in North America

The Vancouver Sun reported that a New York magazine just released the news that Whistler Blackcomb was voted number one in North America ahead of Vail, Snowbird, Mammoth Mountain and, well, 600 other resorts across the United States and Canada this year.

This comes as no surprise to us, but it does confirm what we think you know as well. Whistler is an excellent place to spend time. Skiing, snowboarding as well as taking part in the excellent entertainment in Whistler Village is all part of the package. The snow is excellent, the amenities are first-rate, and the food is incredible.

Number One for Good Reasons

We're reminded that Whistler Blackcomb offers over 200 trails with 16 bowls and over 450 inches of new snow per year. All that powder, so little time. And if you're worried about lift lines, the Vancouver Sun offers some helpful hints to get you through the busiest times in the village. One great tip is to take advantage of "Fresh Tracks" to get you up early and on the hill skiing before most locals are awake.

Up Early, Stay Late

Rent your gear the night before, too, to make sure you're ready to shred as early as possible. Staying up here for a few extra days can help, too...and you certainly won't regret the extra time you spend up here.

Since you've started early, another tip that follows is to eat your lunch or snacks at non-standard times. The lodges get crowded right around lunch time, so if you go in a bit early or late, you're bound to have a quicker pit stop and be back to skiing or boarding in no time.

Take Advantage of Peak-2-Peak

While you're visiting, make sure you take advantage of Whistler's number one tourist attraction: the Peak-2-Peak Gondola. Consistently ranked number one on Trip Advisor, the gondola is well worth the trip. Even if you're not skiing, make sure you see this and ride across the valley. It's well worth it.

Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015

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