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Whistler, in British Columbia, is consistently ranked as the number one ski resort in North America. Famed for its epic terrain, it’s one of those places that looms large in ski mythology. So is it really that good? Here are Snow’s ten answers to that one question…

Whistler is an exceptional ski resort. A mile of vertical, two massive mountains, stunning terrain, huge snow, an Olympic pedigree, a long season and a village with a vibe to rival anything on the planet – the superlatives go on and on. It ticks all the boxes – and then some!

Anyone who has ever clicked into a pair of skis or tightened the bindings on a snowboard should make the pilgrimage here at least once. As legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller put it: ‘If you don’t come this year, you’ll be a year older when you do come.’

And if a ski trip halfway round the world seems daunting, tailor-made ski specialists, Ski Independence, one of the UK’s leading independent ski tour operators, can put together your bespoke package, with the best places to stay, the best travel options and some fierce discounts for early bookers!

10 reasons to visit Whistler

The Mountain

Make that mountains, plural. Whistler, in the Coast range of Canada’s British Columbia, has two, Whistler and Blackcomb, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic ski and bobsleigh events. Linked by the magnificent PEAK 2 PEAK cable car, these one-time rival mountains are home to one mile of vertical and more than 8,000 acres of incredibly varied terrain, with more than 200 marked trails from green groomers to blue cruisers, plus alpine bowls, chutes, glades and steeps.

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