Whistler Ski Holidays

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Whistler ski holidays draw tens of thousands of snowbirds--the kind that fly to the snow as opposed to away from it--from all over the world. Australian tourists join Africans, Asians, South Americans, and masses of Europeans all in search of the same thing: the best conditions the planet has to offer. Could it really be that the creme de la creme is located in a tiny nook of Southwestern Canada? According to those in the know, that's exactly the case.

Since 1980, when Blackcomb Mountain opened, the Whistler Blackcomb resort has had hundreds of accolades heaped upon it. Papers and magazines such as The Sydney Morning Herald and Freeze Magazine have voted it the "Best All-Around Resort" and "Best Total Package" respectively. Mind you, that does not mean best in North America, but best throughout the world. Even if denizens of the Swiss and French Alps are inclined to disagree, Whistler Canada is still in fine company no matter how you cut it.

Highlights of Whistler Ski Holidays

Ironically, for many it is everything but the skiing that makes Whistler ski holidays so memorable. The town of Whistler Village is a pedestrian-only thoroughfare bursting with shops and cafes, novelty and curio stores, as well as live free entertainment. For those who are loathe to put on the clunky boots and insulated mittens, these distractions are the major appeal of Whistler ski holidays.

Apres ski activities, as they're known, include everything from massage and sauna to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For kids, there are arcades and games as well as live music that's family friendly. For many, the highlight of their Whistler vacations is simply the first-rate service and European hospitality, which insures that everyone is well fed, well rested, and up to speed on local attractions and ski conditions.

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