Located just north of Vancouver, Whistler is a town in BC that is home to one of the biggest ski resorts in North America. For all your snow-capped outdoorsy activities, Whistler is an ideal, quaint destination. Whether your thing is getting cozy by the fireplace with a mystery novel or hitting the slopes.

As a Canadian, when I think of winter escapes, I think of Whistler. While its Blackcomb ski resort is one of the biggest in North America, the village in the heart of Whistler is a little pedestrian wonderland with all the luxuries. If you've got the money or know the right people you can have some fun nights here. If you're vagabonding on a budget head for the staff housing buildings. It won't take long to make friends with a multitude of fellow travelers from around the world who come to work at Whistler for the free lift pass. You'll have just as much fun with them and learn more tips about this special place.

Comprising of 37 lifts, more than 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls, and 3 glaciers, the adjacent Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in British Columbia represent one of the world’s premier skiing and snowboarding destinations. Chosen as the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Whistler Blackcomb Resort is truly in a class of its own with exceptional facilities and a staggering 3,200 hectares of incredibly diverse and beautiful terrain.

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