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Whistler, BC, Canada

 4 days, 3 nights


HIGH SEASON - very populated, summer and winter sports

  • June, July, Aug - ​warmest time of year, summer sport weather

    • Hi 68°F - 75°F (20°C-24°C)

    • Low 45°F - 49°F (7°C-9°C)

  • Dec, Jan, Feb, March - Cold, snowy, winter sport weather

    • Hi 32°F - 45°F (0°C-7°C)

    • Low 22°F - 28°F (-5°C- -2°C)

SHOULDER SEASON - slightly less people, cooler weather

  • April, May - ​ski through April, mountain bike starting in May

    • Hi 53°F - 62°F (12°C-16°C)

    • Low 33°F - 39°F (0°C-4°C)

  • Sept - warmer weather, fall foliage, great month for camping

    • Hi 68°F (20°C), Low 42°F (6°C)

  • Oct, Nov - temperatures dropping, fall foliage

    • Hi 38°F - 52°F (3°C-11°C)​

    • Low 29°F - 36°F (-2°C-2°C)


CAD - Canadian Dollar (0.78 US Dollar)

USD - U.S. dollars are also accepted but you will get Canadian money back in change, and the exchange rate might not be ideal.

US Credit Cards are widely accepted

Languages Spoken


French (some)

When did we go?

FEBRUARY - We went during a U.S. holiday weekend (President's Day). Weather was perfect for skiing. Lots of snow, and very chilly. It was busy and there were a lot of people, but the gondola and lift lines were quick and efficient. TIP - If there is a restaurant you really want to eat at, make a reservation in advance.

Budget $$$$$

Skiing is an expensive sport, and Whistler is an expensive destination. Expect to spend top dollar. Ski and snowboard rental gear is average priced, and you can view my guide below for how to score the best deals on winter ski and snowboard gear. In addition, getting from Vancouver airport to Whistler Village is a 2.5 hour journey. You have the option of taking the shuttle bus for $75 CAD ($59 USD) per person each way, or you can take a taxi van for $340 CAD ($267 USD) each way. Depending on the # of people in your party, the taxi van may be cheaper overall. You can also rent a vehicle if you are comfortable on icy roads.

Refer to this post for the best Oprè Ski spots in Whistler Village



Fly into Vancouver, BC, Canada


  • Fly into Vancouver via West Jet (from Orlando, FL)

    • Duration of flight - 6h, 22m (nonstop)

  • Take taxi from Airport to Whistler Village

    • Duration - 2h, 30m​

    • Cost - $340 CAD ($267 USD)

  • Or take shuttle from Airport to Whistler Village

    • Duration - 2h, 30m​

    • Cost - $75 CAD ($59 USD) per person, each way

  • Check in to Airbnb



Full Day Skiing


  • Early wake up call - be first in line to pick up ski gear

    • TIP - pick up gear the afternoon before your first ski day. We arrived too late at night, but usually pick it up the day before

  • Breakfast at Airbnb 

    • Stop by the Whistler Grocery store to stock up!​

  • Walk to Affinity Sports to pick up gear - be sure to reserve online a few weeks ahead of time!

    • Open from 8am-6pm daily​

    • Packages starting at $52 CAD ($41 USD) per day

      • Includes: skis, boots, poles​ 

      • Helmet rental: $7 per day

      • OR can buy a helmet, like this one, its a good investment if you plan to ski in the future

  • Walk with gear to Whistler/Blackcomb ticket window to pick up your lift tickets

    • Cost - $161 CAD ($126 USD) per day​

      • Discount for ​more consecutive days

  • The mountain is open from 8:30am - 4:00pm daily

    • Last gondola/lift closes between 3:30-4pm​

  • Ski your heart out!

  • When the mountain closes, immerse yourself in the ski life by participating in Oprè ski (see here)

  • Dinner at Basalt Wine & Salumeria

  • Enjoy the hot tub at your Airbnb (hopefully!)



Ski, Tube, Ketel One Experience


  • Breakfast at Airbnb

  • Be the first ones on the Mountain at 8:30am

  • Optional - Whistler tubing park

    • Open 10am-6pm weekends/holidays​

    • Open 11am-6pm weekdays

    • Cost - $26.50 CAD ($20.75 USD) for 1 hour

  • Return ski equipment to Affinity Sports by 6pm

  • Oprè ski, of course!

  • Head back to Airbnb to shower, clean up

  • Ketel One Vodka Ice Room Experience @ The Listel Hotel - walking distance in Whistler Village

    • Cost - $48 CAD ($38 USD)​ per person

    • Sub zero temps + 4 Vodka tastings

    • This experience is awesome. Must Do!

    • Be sure to book your experience in advance online or by calling

  • Dinner at Bar Oso tapas and cocktail bar



Fly Back Home


  • Breakfasts at Airbnb

  • Check out of Airbnb

  • Don't forget to grab a picture in front of the Olympic rings! If time allows, check out Whistler Olympic Park, just south of Whistler Village. Snow sports and an ice skating rink are available for you to enjoy

  • Taxi or shuttle back to airport

    • If taking shuttle, be sure the times align with your flight and gives you enough time 

  • Fly from Vancouver to Orlando via Alaska Airlines

    • Duration of flight - 7h, 33m (1 hour layover)​

Be sure to check out these links below for detailed information on snow sports, adventure, food, and more!

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